|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2021||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1559
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1559 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1559 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a Green New Deal for New York task force; requires such task force to develop a detailed statewide, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the New York economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030 and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.
S1559 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1559 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a Green New Deal for New York task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: This bill would establish a Green New Deal for New York Task Force consisting of nineteen voting members. The Task Force would develop a plan, along with legislative bill language, for New York State to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030 by transitioning from a fossil fuel-based economy to one based on one-hundred percent clean renewable energy. The purpose of this bill is to prevent the catastrophic conse- quences of climate change and to promote economic growth and job creation for the benefit of all New Yorkers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
S1559 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1559 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, BIAGGI, COMRIE, KENNEDY, MAY, MYRIE, PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser- vation AN ACT to establish a Green New Deal for New York task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. 1. The legislature recog- nizes the duty of the New York state government to create a Green New Deal for New York. An October 2018 report entitled "Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C" by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the November 2018 Fourth National Climate Assessment report found that: (a) human activity is the dominant cause of observed climate change over the past century; (b) a changing climate is causing sea levels to rise and an increase in wildfires, severe storms, droughts, and other extreme weather events that threaten human life, healthy communities, and critical infrastruc- ture; (c) global warming at or above 2 degrees Celsius beyond preindustrial- ized levels will cause: (i) mass migration from the regions most affected by climate change; (ii) more than $500,000,000,000 in lost annual economic output in the United States by the year 2100; (iii) wildfires that, by 2050, will annually burn at least twice as much forest area in the western United States than was typically burned by wildfires in the years preceding 2019; (iv) a loss of more than 99 percent of all coral reefs on earth; (v) more than 350,000,000 more people to be exposed globally to deadly heat stress by 2050; and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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