senate Bill S2878B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a green new deal for New York task force

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2019 print number 2878b
Mar 12, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 06, 2019 print number 2878a
Feb 06, 2019 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 30, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

S2878 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5334
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S2878 - 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.

S2878 - Sponsor Memo

S2878 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2878

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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  eighteen  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  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.
                                                           LBD07108-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S2878A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5334
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S2878A - 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.

S2878A - Sponsor Memo

S2878A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2878--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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 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

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

Co-Sponsors

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S2878B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5334
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S2878B (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.

S2878B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2878B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2878--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, BIAGGI, COMRIE, MAY, PERSAUD -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  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;

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

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