senate Bill S1731

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York state healthy and green procurement act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Procurement And Contracts Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2021 committee discharged and committed to procurement and contracts
Jan 14, 2021 referred to finance

S1731 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Procurement And Contracts
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160 & 161, add §164-a, St Fin L; amd §261, Ec Dev L; amd §3-0311, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2663
2013-2014: S875
2015-2016: S3625
2017-2018: S36
2019-2020: S1108

S1731 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York state healthy and green procurement act".

S1731 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1731 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1731
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the state finance law, the economic development law  and
   the  environmental conservation law, in relation to the state procure-
   ment process and to healthy and green procurement

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
 state healthy and green procurement act".
   § 2. Legislative findings  and  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby
 finds and declares that:
   (a)  As  New York moves into the twenty-first century the state should
 serve as a role model for practices that  will  create  and  maintain  a
 healthy  environment  and  vibrant  economy.  The  manufacture,  use and
 disposal of commodities and technologies, the construction of  buildings
 and the provision of services utilizing toxic chemicals may have adverse
 impacts  on  public health and the environment. Persistent, bioaccumula-
 tive toxic chemicals, such as mercury, lead, dioxin and poly  brominated
 diphenyl  ethers,  are toxic in small amounts, remain in the environment
 for long periods of time, and build to dangerous levels in humans,  fish
 and  other  animals;  and  this  group of pollutants known as persistent
 bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBT) pose risks to  public  health  and
 the environment through their ability to cause cancer, birth defects and
 endocrine  disruption.  Such  chemicals  have polluted hundreds of water
 bodies, fish and waterfowl in the state. These  adverse  impacts  impose
 costs  on  the  state and, ultimately, society as a whole in the form of
 injury, disease and death; health care expenses; disposal, liability and
 cleanup costs; the waste of resources and raw materials; and an impaired
 natural environment.  PBT and cancer-causing chemicals may be found in a
 wide range of consumer products purchased by state  agencies,  including
 lighting  supplies,  computers  and  other  office  equipment, vehicles,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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