senate Bill S2385

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.325
substituted for a1564
Jun 19, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1677
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 24, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S2385 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1564
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48 §§48-0101 - 48-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6316, A8490
2011-2012: S1115, A947
2013-2014: S1629, A3569
2015-2016: S1525, A3063
2017-2018: S3110, A2234

S2385 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group; provides that the function of the group is to ensure that no group of people, including a racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group, bears a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies; empowers that advisory group to adopt a model environmental justice policy applicable to state agencies, and to monitor agencies on compliance with such policies; specifies responsibilities of state agencies (view more) establishes an environmental justice interagency coordinating council.

S2385 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2385 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2385

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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
  establishing  a  permanent environmental justice advisory group and an
  environmental justice interagency coordinating council

  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 article 48 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 48
                          ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
SECTION 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
        48-0103. DEFINITIONS.
        48-0105. PERMANENT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY GROUP.
        48-0107. POWERS AND DUTIES.
        48-0109. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES.
        48-0111. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL.
        48-0113. SEPARABILITY.
§ 48-0101. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
  1. IT IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE  POLICY  OF  THIS  STATE  THAT  ALL
PEOPLE,  REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR INCOME,
HAVE A RIGHT TO FAIR TREATMENT AND MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT IN THE  DEVEL-
OPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES
THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
  2.  IT  SHALL  FURTHER  BE  THE  POLICY  OF THE STATE THAT NO GROUP OF
PEOPLE, INCLUDING A RACIAL, ETHNIC OR  SOCIOECONOMIC  GROUP,  SHOULD  BE
DISPROPORTIONATELY EXPOSED TO POLLUTION OR BEAR A DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE
OF  THE  NEGATIVE  ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM INDUSTRIAL,
MUNICIPAL OR COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS, OR THE EXECUTION OF FEDERAL,  STATE,
LOCAL OR TRIBAL PROGRAMS AND POLICIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04712-01-9

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