senate Bill S1108

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York state healthy and green procurement act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2019 referred to finance

S1108 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160 & 161, add §164-a, St Fin L; amd §261, Ec Dev L; amd §3-0311, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2663
2013-2014: S875
2015-2016: S3625
2017-2018: S36

S1108 - Summary

Enacts the "New York state healthy and green procurement act".

S1108 - Sponsor Memo

S1108 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1108

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, the economic development law  and
  the  environmental conservation law, in relation to the state procure-
  ment process and to healthy and green procurement

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
state healthy and green procurement act".
  § 2. Legislative findings  and  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby
finds and declares that:
  (a)  As  New York moves into the twenty-first century the state should
serve as a role model for practices that  will  create  and  maintain  a
healthy  environment  and  vibrant  economy.  The  manufacture,  use and
disposal of commodities and technologies, the construction of  buildings
and the provision of services utilizing toxic chemicals may have adverse
impacts  on  public health and the environment. Persistent, bioaccumula-
tive toxic chemicals, such as mercury, lead, dioxin and poly  brominated
diphenyl  ethers,  are toxic in small amounts, remain in the environment
for long periods of time, and build to dangerous levels in humans,  fish
and  other  animals;  and  this  group of pollutants known as persistent
bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBT) pose risks to  public  health  and
the environment through their ability to cause cancer, birth defects and
endocrine  disruption.  Such  chemicals  have polluted hundreds of water
bodies, fish and waterfowl in the state. These  adverse  impacts  impose
costs  on  the  state and, ultimately, society as a whole in the form of
injury, disease and death; health care expenses; disposal, liability and
cleanup costs; the waste of resources and raw materials; and an impaired
natural environment.  PBT and cancer-causing chemicals may be found in a
wide range of consumer products purchased by state  agencies,  including
lighting  supplies,  computers  and  other  office  equipment, vehicles,

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

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