|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S223
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S223 (ACTIVE) - Details
S223 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S223 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to instituting a moratorium on the distribution, sale or use of glyphosate until a task force completes a study regarding the safety, alternatives and use of such compound PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to place a moratorium on the distribution, sale, or use of glyphosate or products containing glyphosate in the state of New York until July 1st, 2022, and establish a task force with- in the Department of Environmental Conservation to research and identify the safety risks associated with glyphosate and determine whether it is safe for use. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 37-0115 to the environmental conservation law to provide that no person, firm, partnership, associ-
S223 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 223 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, KRUEGER -- 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, in relation to instituting a moratorium on the distribution, sale or use of glypho- sate until a task force completes a study regarding the safety, alter- natives and use of such compound THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 37-0115 to read as follows: § 37-0115. PROHIBITION AGAINST USE OF GLYPHOSATE. 1. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA- NY OR CORPORATION SHALL DISTRIBUTE, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR USE GLYPHO- SATE OR ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING GLYPHOSATE WITHIN NEW YORK STATE UNTIL JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR. 2. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, "GLYPHOSATE" SHALL MEAN A SYNTHET- IC COMPOUND THAT IS A NON-SELECTIVE SYSTEMIC HERBICIDE, ALSO KNOWN AS N-(PHOSPHONOMETHYL) GLYCINE WITH A CHEMICAL FORMULA OF C3H8NO5P. 3. THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT A GLYPHOSATE TASK FORCE WHICH SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS: (A) THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT, OR THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIG- NEE. (B) THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, OR SUCH COMMISSION- ER'S DESIGNEE. (C) THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, OR SUCH COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE. (D) A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK'S COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FORESTRY, APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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