senate Bill S1031B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding the siting of environmental facilities in minority communities or economically distressed areas

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.334
Feb 04, 2021 print number 1031b
Feb 04, 2021 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
print number 1031a
Feb 04, 2021 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S1031 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2103
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5778, A4245
2011-2012: S6689, A2546
2013-2014: S692, A542
2015-2016: S3205, A1973
2017-2018: S2953, A7081
2019-2020: S5540, A6016

S1031 - Summary

Makes various provisions regulating the location of environmental facilities to insure equity of treatment for minority communities or economically distressed areas; requires environmental impact statements to state whether the siting of a facility will cause or increase a disproportionate burden on such areas.

S1031 - Sponsor Memo

S1031 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1031
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 the
   location of environmental facilities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
 each community in the state should equitably share the responsibilities,
 burdens,  and benefits of managing and solving the state's environmental
 problems and the facilities  necessary  to  accomplish  such  ends.  The
 legislature  further declares that there has been an inequitable pattern
 in the siting of environmental facilities in minority  and  economically
 distressed  communities, which have borne a disproportionate and inequi-
 table share of  such  facilities.  Consistent  with  its  commitment  to
 providing equal justice for its citizens, the state has a responsibility
 to  establish  requirements  for  the consideration of such decisions by
 state and local governments in order to insure equality of treatment for
 all communities.
   § 2. Section 1-0303 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended
 by adding three new subdivisions 26, 27, and 28 to read as follows:
   26. "ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA" SHALL MEAN AN AREA CHARACTERIZED BY
 A POVERTY RATE OF AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT; OR AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF AT
 LEAST  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE  PERCENT  OF THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT
 RATE.
   27. "MINORITY COMMUNITY" SHALL MEAN ANY CENSUS  TRACT  OR  SUBDIVISION
 THEREOF THAT INCLUDES TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OR MORE OF ANY ETHNIC GROUP.
   28.  "ETHNIC  GROUP"  SHALL  MEAN THOSE GROUPS IDENTIFIED IN THE DEFI-
 NITION OF MINORITY GROUP MEMBER PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION
 THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00519-01-1

S1031A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2103
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5778, A4245
2011-2012: S6689, A2546
2013-2014: S692, A542
2015-2016: S3205, A1973
2017-2018: S2953, A7081
2019-2020: S5540, A6016

S1031A - Summary

Makes various provisions regulating the location of environmental facilities to insure equity of treatment for minority communities or economically distressed areas; requires environmental impact statements to state whether the siting of a facility will cause or increase a disproportionate burden on such areas.

S1031A - Sponsor Memo

S1031A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1031--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
   Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   location of environmental facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
 each community in the state should equitably share the responsibilities,
 burdens, and benefits of managing and solving the state's  environmental
 problems  and  the  facilities  necessary  to  accomplish such ends. The
 legislature further declares that there has been an inequitable  pattern
 in  the  siting of environmental facilities in minority and economically
 distressed communities, which have borne a disproportionate and  inequi-
 table  share  of  such  facilities.  Consistent  with  its commitment to
 providing equal justice for its citizens, the state has a responsibility
 to establish requirements for the consideration  of  such  decisions  by
 state and local governments in order to insure equality of treatment for
 all communities.
   §  2.  Section 8-0105 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding five new subdivisions 9,  10,  11,  12,  and  13  to  read  as
 follows:
   9.  "ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  COMMUNITY"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  ECONOMICALLY
 DISTRESSED OR MINORITY COMMUNITY BEARING A DISPROPORTIONATE OR INEQUITA-
 BLE POLLUTION BURDEN AND INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO,  ENVIRONMENTAL
 JUSTICE AREAS IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
   10. "ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA" SHALL MEAN AN AREA CHARACTERIZED BY
 A POVERTY RATE OF AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT; OR AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF AT
 LEAST  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE  PERCENT  OF THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT
 RATE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S1031B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2103
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5778, A4245
2011-2012: S6689, A2546
2013-2014: S692, A542
2015-2016: S3205, A1973
2017-2018: S2953, A7081
2019-2020: S5540, A6016

S1031B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes various provisions regulating the location of environmental facilities to insure equity of treatment for minority communities or economically distressed areas; requires environmental impact statements to state whether the siting of a facility will cause or increase a disproportionate burden on such areas.

S1031B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1031B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1031--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
   Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee  discharged,
   bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
   committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   location of environmental facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
 each community in the state should equitably share the responsibilities,
 burdens, and benefits of managing and solving the state's  environmental
 problems  and  the  facilities  necessary  to  accomplish such ends. The
 legislature further declares that there has been an inequitable  pattern
 in  the  siting of environmental facilities in minority and economically
 distressed communities, which have borne a disproportionate and  inequi-
 table  share  of  such  facilities.  Consistent  with  its commitment to
 providing equal justice for its citizens, the state has a responsibility
 to establish requirements for the consideration  of  such  decisions  by
 state and local governments in order to insure equality of treatment for
 all communities.
   §  2.  Section 8-0105 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding five new subdivisions 9,  10,  11,  12,  and  13  to  read  as
 follows:
   9.  "ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  COMMUNITY"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  ECONOMICALLY
 DISTRESSED OR MINORITY COMMUNITY BEARING A DISPROPORTIONATE OR INEQUITA-
 BLE POLLUTION BURDEN AND INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO,  ENVIRONMENTAL
 JUSTICE AREAS IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
   10. "ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA" SHALL MEAN AN AREA CHARACTERIZED BY
 A POVERTY RATE OF AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT; OR AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF AT

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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