senate Bill S2896

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to definition of tropical hardwoods for purposes of state purchasing restrictions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Jan 30, 2019 referred to finance

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7148
2021-2022: S2865

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes additional definitions for procedures relating to state purchasing of tropical hardwoods; requires state to maximize the use of environmentally preferable building materials; requires use of information provided by forest certifiers; requires the governor to develop a list of eligible forest certifiers and a chain of custody certifiers.

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2896 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2896

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the definition and
  purchase of tropical hardwoods

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 165 of the state finance law is
amended by adding six new paragraphs f, g, h, i, j  and  k  to  read  as
follows:
  F.  "SUSTAINED  MANAGED FOREST" MEANS A FOREST THAT HAS BEEN CERTIFIED
BY A FOREST CERTIFIER.
  G. "FOREST CERTIFIER" MEANS AN INDEPENDENT, THIRD  PARTY  ORGANIZATION
THAT  CONDUCTS  COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS OF FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE.
  H. "CHAIN OF  CUSTODY"  MEANS  A  PROCESS  THAT  PROVIDES  DOCUMENTARY
EVIDENCE VERIFYING THAT A GIVEN WOOD PRODUCT IS DERIVED FROM A CERTIFIED
FOREST OF ORIGIN.
  I.  "CHAIN  OF  CUSTODY  CERTIFIER"  MEANS  AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY
ORGANIZATION THAT CERTIFIES CHAIN OF CUSTODY.
  J. "ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE BUILDING MATERIAL" MEANS ONE OR MORE OF
THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) RECLAIMED WOOD PRODUCTS;
  (II) BIOBASED MATERIAL; OR
  (III) RECYCLED PLASTIC AND OTHER RECYCLED MATERIALS.
  K. "THIRD PARTY" MEANS AN ENTITY WHICH DOES NOT HAVE AN EQUITY  INTER-
EST  IN  THE  LAND OR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FORESTS BEING EVALUATED, AND
INDEPENDENT FROM ANY TIMBER TRADE ASSOCIATION.
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 165 of the state  finance
law,  as  added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02487-01-9

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