senate Bill S2992

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the climate and community protection act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 31, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S2992 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3876
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 75 §§75-0101 - 75-0115, amd §54-1523, En Con L; add §66-p, Pub Serv L; amd §§1005 & 1020-s, ren §§1020-kk, 1020-ll & 1020-ll to be §§1020-xx, 1020-yy & 1020-zz, add §1020-kk, Pub Auth L; add Art 8-B §228, Lab L; add §§17-a & 17-b, Chap 355 of 2014
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10342
2017-2018: S7971, A8270

S2992 - Summary

Enacts the New York state climate and community protection act; relates to climate change; renewable energy program; labor and job standards and worker protection.

S2992 - Sponsor Memo

S2992 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 2992                                                  A. 3876

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sens. KAMINSKY, HOYLMAN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation

IN  ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, LIFTON, FAHY, ORTIZ,
  CAHILL, WALKER, CARROLL, L. ROSENTHAL, THIELE,  JAFFEE,  SIMON,  OTIS,
  DINOWITZ,  WILLIAMS,  ROZIC,  ABINANTI, MOSLEY, BARRETT, STECK, GALEF,
  GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, PHEFFER AMATO,  DE LA ROSA,  JEAN-PIERRE,  COLTON,
  CUSICK,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  SEAWRIGHT, PICHARDO, WEPRIN, SIMOTAS, GLICK,
  FERNANDEZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LENTOL --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, the public service
  law, the public authorities law, the labor law and the community  risk
  and  resiliency  act,  in  relation to establishing the New York state
  climate and community protection act

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by  enacts the "New York state climate and community protection act" and
finds and declares that:
  1. Climate change is adversely affecting economic  well-being,  public
health,  natural resources, and the environment of New York. The adverse
impacts of climate change include:
  a. an increase in  the  severity  and  frequency  of  extreme  weather
events, such as storms, flooding, and heat waves, which can cause direct
injury  or  death, property damage, and ecological damage (e.g., through
the release of hazardous substances into the environment);
  b. rising sea levels, which exacerbate damage from  storm  surges  and
flooding,  contribute  to  coastal  erosion and saltwater intrusion, and
inundate low-lying areas, leading to the displacement of  or  damage  to
coastal habitat, property, and infrastructure;

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

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