assembly Bill A1564

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a permanent environmental justice advisory group

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Current Bill Status Via S2385 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 23, 2019 approval memo.81
signed chap.735
Dec 20, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.325
substituted for a1564
Jun 20, 2019 substituted by s2385
May 16, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.325
May 14, 2019 reported
Feb 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 15, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A1564 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2385
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: A8490, S6316
2011-2012: A947, S1115
2013-2014: A3569, S1629
2015-2016: A3063, S1525
2017-2018: A2234, S3110

A1564 (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.

A1564 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1564

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, L. ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, TITUS,
  PERRY, OTIS, COLTON, GALEF, MOSLEY, HUNTER, THIELE, LUPARDO, DINOWITZ,
  CARROLL,  QUART,  HYNDMAN,   ORTIZ,   STECK,   ABINANTI,   DE LA ROSA,
  SEAWRIGHT, TAYLOR, JONES, PAULIN, STIRPE, ARROYO, GLICK -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.  BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee 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

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