Assembly Bill A6967

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the climate and community investment act

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

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2021-A6967 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1313, En Con L; add Art 8-B §§228 - 229-b, amd §231, Lab L; add Art 8 Title 9-C §§1910 - 1939-c, Art 8 Title 36 §§2799-tttt - 2799-xxxxx, Pub Auth L; add Art 42 §§3039 - 3047, Art 43 §§3050 - 3059, Tax L; add §184, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7645
2019-2020: S3616
2023-2024: S7905

2021-A6967 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the climate and community investment act; prioritizes the allocation of public investments in disadvantaged communities; addresses climate change challenges through the expansion and growth of clean and renewable energy sources; adopts best value requirements for the solicitation, evaluation and award of renewable energy projects

2021-A6967 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              April 15, 2021
 Introduced  by M. of A. CAHILL, SEPTIMO -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, the  executive  law,
   the labor law, the public authorities law and the tax law, in relation
   to enacting the climate and community investment act

   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "climate and community investment act".
   §  2. Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature finds and
 declares that:
   1. Climate change is adversely affecting economic  well-being,  public
 health,  natural resources, and the environment of New York. The adverse
 impacts of climate change include:
   (a) an increase in the  severity  and  frequency  of  extreme  weather
 events, such as storms, flooding, and heat waves, which can cause direct
 injury  or  death, property damage, and ecological damage (e.g., through
 the release of hazardous substances into the environment);
   (b) rising sea levels, which exacerbate damage from storm  surges  and
 flooding,  contribute  to  coastal  erosion and saltwater intrusion, and
 inundate low-lying areas, leading to the displacement of  or  damage  to
 coastal habitat, property, and infrastructure;
   (c) exacerbation of air pollution;
   (d)  an  increase  in  the  incidences  of infectious diseases, asthma
 attacks, heart attacks, and other negative health outcomes;
   (e) increased average temperatures, which increase the demand for  air
 conditioning and refrigeration among residents and businesses; and
   (f)  extensive  environmental  degradation with devastating impacts to
 wildlife and natural habitats, ecosystems and food supplies.
   2. Many of the impacts of climate change are already observable in New
 York state and the northeastern United States.  Annual  average  temper-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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