Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to governmental operations
|Mar 10, 2021||
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A6241
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Robert C. Carroll
2021-A6241 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-A6241 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that on or before January 1, 2023, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation, the office of general services shall establish a methodology for state agencies to estimate, to the extent practicable, the greenhouse gas emissions that occur through the life cycle of all food and beverages purchased by the state agency, including third-party vendors that provide food on behalf of the state agency; makes related provisions.
2021-A6241 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6241 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 10, 2021 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to greenhouse gas emis- sions in foods THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 204 to read as follows: § 204. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN FOODS. 1. TO TRACK THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD PURCHASES MADE BY STATE AGENCIES, THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES SHALL: (A) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, IN CONSUL- TATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, ESTABLISH A METHODOLOGY FOR STATE AGENCIES TO ESTIMATE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT OCCUR THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE OF ALL FOOD AND BEVERAGES PURCHASED BY THE STATE AGENCY, INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY VENDORS THAT PROVIDE FOOD ON BEHALF OF THE STATE AGENCY, THAT: (I) WILL ENABLE A STATE AGENCY TO RELIABLY TRACK CHANGES IN ITS FOOD- RELATED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS OVER TIME AND DEMONSTRATE REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD AND BEVERAGES PURCHASED BY THE STATE AGENCY; (II) MAY ALLOW A STATE AGENCY TO EXCLUDE FROM THE TRACKING METHOD FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCUREMENTS THAT DO NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND (III) CONSIDERS THE COSTS AND FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING THE TRACKING METHOD; (B) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR, ESTABLISH A BASELINE MEASUREMENT OF THE OVERALL ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATE'S FOOD AND BEVERAGE PURCHASES; AND (C) IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICES FOR STATE AGENCIES TO REDUCE THE GREENHOUSE GAS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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