assembly Bill A5334A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a green new deal for New York task force

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 21, 2019 print number 5334a
Mar 21, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 08, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A5334 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2878
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

A5334 - Summary

Establishes a green new deal for New York task force; requires such task force to develop a detailed statewide, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the New York economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030 and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.

A5334 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5334

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to establish a green new  deal  for  New  York  task  force;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
  of

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

  Section 1. Green new deal for New York task force. 1. There shall be a
task force for a green new deal for New York which shall consist of  the
following  nineteen  voting  members:    three  members appointed by the
governor, one of which shall serve as the chair of the task force; pres-
ident of the New York state energy research and  development  authority,
or  his  or her designee; the chair of the public service commission, or
his or her designee; the commissioner of environmental conservation;  or
his or her designee; president of empire state development or his or her
designee;  the  commissioner  of transportation, or his or her designee;
the commissioner of health, or his or her designee; and the commissioner
of agriculture and markets, or his or her designee; the president of the
New York state AFL-CIO  or  his  or  her  designee;  the  three  members
appointed by the temporary president of the senate, one of whom shall be
a representative from the private sector; three members appointed by the
speaker  of the assembly, one of whom shall be a representative from the
private sector; one member appointed  by  the  minority  leader  of  the
senate; and one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly;
and  in  consultation  with the following and other relevant state agen-
cies, public authorities, local governments, the federal government  and
non-governmental organizations: the department of health, the department
of labor, the department of state, the division of homeland security and
emergency  services,  the  power authority of the state of New York, the
long island power authority, the department of taxation and finance, the
metropolitan transportation authority, the state university of New York,

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

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A5334A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2878
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

A5334A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a green new deal for New York task force; requires such task force to develop a detailed statewide, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the New York economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030 and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.

A5334A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5334--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ, SIMON, CARROLL, D'URSO, REYES, GOTTFRIED,
  HYNDMAN -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to establish a Green New  Deal  for  New  York  task  force;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. 1. The legislature  recog-
nizes  the  duty  of the New York state government to create a Green New
Deal for New York. An October 2018 report entitled  "Special  Report  on
Global  Warming  of  1.5°C"  by  the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change and the November 2018 Fourth National Climate  Assessment  report
found that:
  (a)  human  activity  is the dominant cause of observed climate change
over the past century;
  (b) a changing climate is causing sea levels to rise and  an  increase
in  wildfires, severe storms, droughts, and other extreme weather events
that threaten human life, healthy communities, and critical  infrastruc-
ture;
  (c) global warming at or above 2 degrees Celsius beyond preindustrial-
ized levels will cause:
  (i) mass migration from the regions most affected by climate change;
  (ii)  more than $500,000,000,000 in lost annual economic output in the
United States by the year 2100;
  (iii) wildfires that, by 2050, will annually burn at  least  twice  as
much  forest area in the western United States than was typically burned
by wildfires in the years preceding 2019;
  (iv) a loss of more than 99 percent of all coral reefs on earth;
  (v) more than 350,000,000 more people to be exposed globally to deadly
heat stress by 2050; and

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

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