Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 28, 2022||
referred to economic development
Assembly Bill A9684
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
2021-A9684 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-A9684 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9684 I N A S S E M B L Y March 28, 2022 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development AN ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to establish- ing the Supply Chain Transparency Assistance Program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The Legislature finds and declares the following: 1. The climate crisis is an immediate and urgent threat, and New York State is and must continue to be a leader in addressing it. New York has a statutory goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions econo- my-wide by 2050. However, that goal does not include greenhouse gas emissions created outside of New York in the extraction, production, and transport of the goods we purchase. Currently, eight global supply chains - food, construction, fashion, fast-moving consumer goods, elec- tronics, automobiles, professional services, and freight - account for over half of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Increasing supply chain transparency and traceability is an important part of fighting climate change and moving global production toward more environmentally sustain- able practices. 2. The International Labor Organization estimates that over 25 million people are currently caught in forced labor, 4 million of whom are chil- dren. Over 160 million children between the ages of five to seventeen are engaged in child labor in 2021, and about 79 million of those are estimated to be engaged in hazardous labor. Across the United States, Canada and the European Union there are estimated to be 1.5 million people trapped in forced labor, while millions of other people live trapped in forced labor across the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. The fruit of such forced labor, as well as additional health and safety risks and other impacts from substandard labor practices, can potentially be found in many of the goods we consume, making it incumbent on businesses to take action to ensure ethical labor practices throughout their supply chains. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14701-01-2
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