senate Bill S7971A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the climate and community protection act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2018 print number 7971a
Mar 20, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 15, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

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S7971 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8270
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 75 §§75-0101 - 75-0115, amd §54-1523, En Con L; add §66-p, Pub Serv L; amd §§1005 & 1020-s, ren §§1020-jj, 1020-kk & 1020-ll to be §§1020-kk, 1020-ll & 1020-mm, add §1020-jj, Pub Auth L; add Art 8-B §228, Lab L; add §§17-a & 17-b, Chap 355 of 2014
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10342

S7971 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York state climate and community protection act; relates to climate change; renewable energy program; labor and job standards and worker protection.

S7971 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7971 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7971

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BROOKS, GIANARIS, KAMIN-
  SKY, KAVANAGH, KENNEDY, KRUEGER,  PARKER,  SANDERS,  SERRANO  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, the  public  service
  law,  the public authorities law, the labor law and the community risk
  and resiliency act, in relation to establishing the climate and commu-
  nity protection act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by  enacts  the  "climate  and  community  protection act" and finds and
declares that:
  1. Climate change is adversely affecting economic  well-being,  public
health,  natural resources, and the environment of New York. The adverse
impacts of climate change include:
  a. an increase in  the  severity  and  frequency  of  extreme  weather
events, such as storms, flooding, and heat waves, which can cause direct
injury  or  death, property damage, and ecological damage (e.g., through
the release of hazardous substances into the environment);
  b. rising sea levels, which exacerbate damage from  storm  surges  and
flooding,  contribute  to  coastal  erosion and saltwater intrusion, and
inundate low-lying areas, leading to the displacement of  or  damage  to
coastal habitat, property, and infrastructure;
  c. a decline in freshwater and saltwater fish populations;
  d.  increased  average temperatures, which increase the demand for air
conditioning and refrigeration among residents and businesses;
  e. exacerbation of air pollution; and
  f. an increase  in  the  incidences  of  infectious  diseases,  asthma
attacks,  heart  attacks,  and  other  negative  health  outcomes. These
impacts are having a detrimental effect on some of  New  York's  largest
industries,  including agriculture, commercial shipping, forestry, tour-
ism, and recreational and commercial fishing. These impacts  also  place
additional  strain on the physical infrastructure that delivers critical

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S7971A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8270
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 75 §§75-0101 - 75-0115, amd §54-1523, En Con L; add §66-p, Pub Serv L; amd §§1005 & 1020-s, ren §§1020-jj, 1020-kk & 1020-ll to be §§1020-kk, 1020-ll & 1020-mm, add §1020-jj, Pub Auth L; add Art 8-B §228, Lab L; add §§17-a & 17-b, Chap 355 of 2014
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10342

S7971A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York state climate and community protection act; relates to climate change; renewable energy program; labor and job standards and worker protection.

S7971A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7971A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7971--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BROOKS,
  COMRIE, GIANARIS,  HAMILTON,  KAMINSKY,  KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,
  PARKER,  SANDERS,  SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, the public service
  law, the public authorities law, the labor law and the community  risk
  and  resiliency  act,  in  relation to establishing the New York state
  climate and community protection act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by  enacts the "New York state climate and community protection act" and
finds and declares that:
  1. Climate change is adversely affecting economic  well-being,  public
health,  natural resources, and the environment of New York. The adverse
impacts of climate change include:
  a. an increase in  the  severity  and  frequency  of  extreme  weather
events, such as storms, flooding, and heat waves, which can cause direct
injury  or  death, property damage, and ecological damage (e.g., through
the release of hazardous substances into the environment);
  b. rising sea levels, which exacerbate damage from  storm  surges  and
flooding,  contribute  to  coastal  erosion and saltwater intrusion, and
inundate low-lying areas, leading to the displacement of  or  damage  to
coastal habitat, property, and infrastructure;
  c. a decline in freshwater and saltwater fish populations;
  d.  increased  average temperatures, which increase the demand for air
conditioning and refrigeration among residents and businesses;
  e. exacerbation of air pollution; and
  f. an increase  in  the  incidences  of  infectious  diseases,  asthma
attacks,  heart  attacks,  and  other  negative  health  outcomes. These
impacts are having a detrimental effect on some of  New  York's  largest
industries,  including agriculture, commercial shipping, forestry, tour-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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