senate Bill S4264

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the climate and community investment act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2021 referred to environmental conservation


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S4264 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1313, Art 74 §§74-0101 - 74-0103, En Con L; add Art 8-B §228, Art 25-D §§863 - 863-g, Lab L; add Art 8 Title 9-C §§1910 - 1931, Pub Auth L; add Art 42 §§3039 - 3047, Art 43 §§3050 - 3058, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7645
2019-2020: S3616

S4264 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the climate and community investment act; establishes the climate justice working group; establishes the worker and community assurance program; establishes the community just transition program (view more) establishes the climate jobs and infrastructure program; imposes a fee on carbon based fuel sold, used or brought into the state by an applicable entity; establishes trust funds; establishes a rebate program.

S4264 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4264 (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  S E N A T E
                             February 3, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, BIAGGI, SANDERS -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
   mental Conservation
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation 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) a decline in freshwater and saltwater fish populations;
   (d) increased average temperatures, which increase the demand for  air
 conditioning and refrigeration among residents and businesses;
   (e) exacerbation of air pollution; and
   (f)  an  increase  in  the  incidences  of infectious diseases, asthma
 attacks, heart attacks, and other negative health outcomes.
   2. The adverse impacts of climate  change  are  having  a  detrimental
 effect  on some of New York's largest industries, including agriculture,
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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