senate Bill S6958

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a permanent environmental justice advisory group and an environmental justice interagency coordinating council

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Current Bill Status Via A8960 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2020 signed chap.28
delivered to governor
Feb 03, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.37
substituted for s6958
Feb 03, 2020 substituted by a8960
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.37
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6958 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8960
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 48, En Con L (as proposed in S.2385 & A.1564)

S6958 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a permanent environmental justice advisory group and an environmental justice interagency coordinating council.

S6958 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6958 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6958

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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
  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. Article 48 of the environmental conservation law, as added
by a chapter of the laws of 2019, amending the  environmental  conserva-
tion  law  relating  to  establishing  a permanent environmental justice
advisory group and an  environmental  justice  interagency  coordinating
council,  as  proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 2385 and A. 1564,
is amended 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
of  the  negative  environmental consequences resulting from industrial,
municipal  or  commercial  operations,  or  the  execution  of  federal,
state[,] OR local [or tribal] programs and policies.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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