assembly Bill A5029A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates the "Finger Lakes community preservation act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.169
substituted for s2270a
Mar 14, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 07, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.118
Mar 05, 2019 reported
Feb 21, 2019 print number 5029a
Feb 21, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to energy
Feb 06, 2019 referred to energy

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A5029 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2270
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11214, S8109

A5029 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the "Finger Lakes community preservation act"; prohibits the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities in the Finger Lakes region.

A5029 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5029

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CUSICK, LIFTON, PALMESANO, KOLB, WOERNER, LUPAR-
  DO, THIELE, GLICK, FINCH -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Energy

AN ACT in relation to creating the "Finger Lakes community act of 2019"

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. It is the intent of this Legislature to
protect  the  Finger Lakes region from the adverse effects of the siting
of newly constructed incineration facilities, including but not  limited
to:  air  and  ash pollution, the additional traffic on the public roads
and damage to local tourism, winery and agriculture industries  as  well
as the lakes and farmland throughout the area. In an area where three of
the  largest landfills in New York State are located, over three million
tons of trash per year are imported into the Finger Lakes and the  cumu-
lative  impact of adding more imported waste for incineration would have
an extremely negative effect on the public  health  and  safety  of  the
community,  the  local businesses and the lakes. The Finger Lakes region
is a thriving agriculture-tourism region in  the  state  serving  as  an
economic  engine  with  over  one  billion  dollars  ($1,000,000,000) of
investment in the region and has created over 25,000 jobs.
  The Legislature hereby determines that the public interest requires  a
prohibition  on  the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities
in the Finger Lakes region.
  § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the
"Finger Lakes community preservation act of 2019".
  §  3.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following terms
shall have the following meanings:
  a. "Incineration facility" shall mean a facility which generates elec-
tricity from the combustion, gasification or pyrolysis of solid waste or
from fuel from solid waste, provided that such term  shall  not  include

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04980-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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A5029A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2270
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11214, S8109

A5029A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the "Finger Lakes community preservation act"; prohibits the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities in the Finger Lakes region.

A5029A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5029--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CUSICK, LIFTON, PALMESANO, KOLB, WOERNER, LUPAR-
  DO, THIELE, GLICK, FINCH -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Energy -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT in relation to creating the "Finger Lakes community preservation
  act"

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. It is the intent of this Legislature to
protect  the  Finger Lakes region from the adverse effects of the siting
of newly constructed incineration facilities, including but not  limited
to:  air  and  ash pollution, the additional traffic on the public roads
and damage to local tourism, winery and agriculture industries  as  well
as the lakes and farmland throughout the area. In an area where three of
the  largest landfills in New York State are located, over three million
tons of trash per year are imported into the Finger Lakes and the  cumu-
lative  impact of adding more imported waste for incineration would have
an extremely negative effect on the public  health  and  safety  of  the
community,  the  local businesses and the lakes. The Finger Lakes region
is a thriving agriculture-tourism region in  the  state  serving  as  an
economic  engine  with  over  one  billion  dollars  ($1,000,000,000) of
investment in the region and has created over 25,000 jobs.
  The Legislature hereby determines that the public interest requires  a
prohibition  on  the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities
in the Finger Lakes region.
  § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the
"Finger Lakes community preservation act".
  §  3.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following terms
shall have the following meanings:
  a. "Incineration facility" shall mean a facility which generates elec-
tricity from the combustion, gasification or pyrolysis of solid waste or

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

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