senate Bill S223

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Institutes 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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S223 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6877
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §37-0115, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5472
2017-2018: S127

S223 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Institutes 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.

S223 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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