senate Bill S175

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates the "Finger Lakes community act of 2019"

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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Jan 22, 2019 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 09, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S175 - Details

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Public Services
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8109

S175 - Summary

Creates the "Finger Lakes community act of 2019"; prohibits the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities in the Finger Lakes region.

S175 - Sponsor Memo

S175 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   175

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HELMING, O'MARA, ROBACH, SEPULVEDA, YOUNG -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

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

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