|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 28, 2020||committed to rules|
|Feb 10, 2020||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 05, 2020||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 04, 2020||1st report cal.347|
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to environmental conservation|
|Dec 13, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6906
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6906 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6906 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6906 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to permanently ban horizontal drill- ing, high-volume hydraulic fracturing, and gelled propane hydraulic fracturing. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends Article 23 of the environmental conservation law to create a new title 29. Title 29 defines the terms "high-volume hydraulic fracturing" and "gelled propane hydraulic fracturing". This article prohibits the practice of "high-volume hydraulic fracturing" and "gelled propane hydraulic fracturing".
S6906 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6906 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E December 13, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 23 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding new title 29 to read as follows: TITLE 29 HORIZONTAL DRILLING AND HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING SECTION 23-2901. PROHIBITION ON HORIZONTAL DRILLING AND HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING. § 23-2901. PROHIBITION ON HORIZONTAL DRILLING AND HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING" MEANS THE STIMULATION OF A WELL USING THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND OR MORE GALLONS OF WATER AS THE BASE FLUID FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FOR ALL STAGES IN A WELL COMPLETION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE WELL IS VERTICAL OR DIRECTIONAL, INCLUDING HORIZONTAL. THE THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND-GALLON THRESHOLD IS THE SUM OF ALL WATER, FRESH AND RECYCLED, USED FOR ALL STAGES IN A WELL COMPLETION. (B) "GELLED PROPANE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING" MEANS A PROCESS THAT USES GELLED PROPANE OR LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS TO FRACTURE GEOLOGIC FORMA- TIONS. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND GELLED PROPANE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING SHALL BE DEEMED PROHIBITED IN THE STATE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14480-01-9
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