|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to finance|
|Jan 30, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S2896
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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S2896 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S2896 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to the definition and purchase of tropical hardwoods PURPOSE: To require that tropical hardwoods or tropical hardwood products that the state purchases are from sustainably managed forests. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 1 of section 165 of the state finance law, adding six new paragraphs that set forth legislative defi- nitions. Section 2 of the bill amends paragraph (a) of subdivision (2) of section 165 of the state finance law, which currently prohibits the purchase of
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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