|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S542
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S542 (ACTIVE) - Details
S542 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S542 SPONSOR: KAMINSKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to implementing "The New York State Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a low embodied carbon procurement standard for concrete used in public construction projects that will rapidly incentivize emis- sions reductions throughout the concrete production process. The low embodied carbon procurement standard will leverage the State's substan- tial concrete purchasing power to catalyze low carbon alternative meth- ods and products in the concrete and cement industries as a whole. The standard would also establish New York as a leader in the emerging low embodied carbon concrete sector, resulting in new economic activity and job creation.
S542 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 542 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to implementing "The New York State Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leader- ship Act" 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 Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act". § 2. Section 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR PURCHASE OF CONCRETE. A. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (I) "CONCRETE" SHALL MEAN STRUCTURAL AND NON-STRUCTURAL MASONRY, PRE- CAST AND READY-MIX CONCRETE BUILDING PRODUCTS. (II) "CONCRETE MIX" SHALL MEAN A SPECIFIC COMBINATION OF COMPONENTS, INCLUDING WATER, CEMENT, AGGREGATE AND OTHER MATERIALS WHICH ARE USED TO PRODUCE CONCRETE PRODUCTS. THE STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE MIXES VARY BY STRENGTH, DURABILITY, CURING TIME AND OTHER PERFORMANCE CHARAC- TERISTICS AS A RESULT OF THE DEFINED PROPORTIONS OF THEIR COMPONENTS AND THE METHODS USED IN THEIR PRODUCTION. (III) "PORTLAND CEMENT" SHALL MEAN HYDRAULIC CEMENT PRODUCED BY PULVERIZING CLINKERS IN COMBINATION WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE FORMS OF CALCIUM SULFATE. (IV) "EMBODIED CARBON EMISSIONS" SHALL MEAN CARBON EMISSIONS GENERATED AS A RESULT OF A MATERIAL'S PRODUCTION, INCLUDING MINING, REFINING, AND SHIPPING. (V) "GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL" (GWP) SHALL MEAN A NUMERIC VALUE THAT MEASURES THE TOTAL CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING FROM THE EMISSION OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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