senate Bill S8435

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to including comprehensive climate change risk analysis as part of every environmental assessment statement and requiring updates to rules and regulations regarding the state environmental quality review

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 29, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

S8435 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11070
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L

S8435 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes comprehensive climate change risk analysis as part of every environmental assessment statement and requires updates to rules and regulations regarding the state environmental quality review no less than every five years.

S8435 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8435 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8435
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 29, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   including  comprehensive climate change risk analysis as part of every
   environmental assessment statement and requiring updates to rules  and
   regulations regarding the state environmental quality review
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraphs (i), (i) and (j) of  subdivision  2  of  section
 8-0109  of the environmental conservation law, paragraph (i) as added by
 chapter 182 of the laws of 1990, paragraph (i) as amended by chapter 238
 of the laws of 1991 and paragraph (j) as amended by chapter 219  of  the
 laws of 1990, are amended to read as follows:
   (i)  effects of proposed action on solid waste management where appli-
 cable and significant; [and
   (i)] (J) effects of any proposed action on, and its consistency  with,
 the  comprehensive management plan of the special groundwater protection
 area program, as implemented by the  commissioner  pursuant  to  article
 fifty-five of this chapter; [and
   (j)]  (K)  MEASUREMENT  AND  ANALYSIS OF ALL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
 INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SURFACE AIR  TEMPERATURE  CHANGES,  ATMO-
 SPHERIC  CHEMISTRY  CHANGES, EXTREME PRECIPITATION CHANGES, DROUGHT RISK
 CHANGES, SEA LEVEL CHANGES, SUCH MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS SHALL BE  DONE
 FOR EVERY ASPECT OF AN ACTION;
   (L)  THE  CARBON  FOOTPRINT PER PERSON PER BUILDING BLOCK PRIOR TO THE
 PROPOSED ACTION AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF A REASONABLE WORST CASE  DEVEL-
 OPMENT SCENARIO FOR SUCH PROPOSED ACTION, AS APPLICABLE;
   (M) A REASONABLE WORST CASE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED
 YEARS  FOR  ASSESSING POTENTIAL FLOODING RISKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
 FOR THE LIFE OF ANY NEW BUILDING WHICH IS PART OF A PROPOSED ACTION; AND
   (N) such other information consistent with the purposes of this  arti-
 cle as may be prescribed in guidelines issued by the commissioner pursu-
 ant to section 8-0113 of this chapter.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.