Senate Bill S5921

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2021-S5921 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6872
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S4859, A5682

2021-S5921 - Summary

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act requiring that companies contracting with the state do not contribute to tropical or boreal intact forest degradation or deforestation directly or through their supply chains.

2021-S5921 - Sponsor Memo

2021-S5921 - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5921
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  COONEY,  KAPLAN, MAY, REICHLIN-MELNICK,
   KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Procurement and Contracts
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law, in relation to enacting the New
   York deforestation-free procurement 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
 deforestation-free procurement act".
   § 2. Legislative Findings. The  Legislature  finds  and  declares  the
 following:
   1.  Tropical  forests  cover roughly 7 percent of Earth's surface, but
 harbor close to 50 percent of all species on Earth.
   2.  Boreal forests represent about thirty percent of the global forest
 area, help regulate the climate  through  the  exchange  of  energy  and
 water,  and  are  a large reservoir of biogenic carbon, storing twice as
 much per acre as tropical forests. Canada's boreal forest  alone  stores
 nearly  twice  as  much  carbon in its vegetation and soil as the entire
 world's combined oil reserves.
   3.  Human activity is the driving force behind  the  current  rate  of
 species  extinction,  which  is  at least 100 to 1,000 times higher than
 historical levels. The World Wildlife Fund's 2016 Living  Planet  Report
 found  global  populations  of  fish,  birds,  mammals,  amphibians, and
 reptiles declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012.
   4. Globally, an estimated 18,000,000 acres of  forest,  an  area  more
 than  half the size of New York State, are lost every year to deforesta-
 tion according to the Food and Agriculture Organization  of  the  United
 Nations, with over one-half of Earth's tropical forests already gone. At
 the  current  pace, the entirety of Earth's tropical rainforests will be
 degraded or destroyed within the next 100 years.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03158-05-1
              

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2021-S5921A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6872
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S4859, A5682

2021-S5921A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act requiring that companies contracting with the state do not contribute to tropical or boreal intact forest degradation or deforestation directly or through their supply chains.

2021-S5921A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2021-S5921A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5921--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  COONEY,  KAPLAN, MAY, REICHLIN-MELNICK,
   BIAGGI,  BRISPORT,  BROOKS,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAMINSKY,  SEPULVEDA,
   SKOUFIS  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
   committed to the Committee on Procurement and Contracts -- recommitted
   to the Committee on  Procurement  and  Contracts  in  accordance  with
   Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to enacting  the  New
   York deforestation-free procurement 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
 deforestation-free procurement act".
   §  2.  Legislative  Findings.  The  Legislature finds and declares the
 following:
   1. Tropical forests cover roughly 7 percent of  Earth's  surface,  but
 harbor close to 50 percent of all species on Earth.
   2.  Boreal forests represent about thirty percent of the global forest
 area,  help  regulate  the  climate  through  the exchange of energy and
 water, and are a large reservoir of biogenic carbon.
   3. Human activity is the driving force  behind  the  current  rate  of
 species  extinction,  which  is  at least 100 to 1,000 times higher than
 historical levels. The World Wildlife Fund's 2016 Living  Planet  Report
 found  global  populations  of  fish,  birds,  mammals,  amphibians, and
 reptiles declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012.
   4. Globally, an estimated 18,000,000 acres of  forest,  an  area  more
 than  half the size of New York State, are lost every year to deforesta-
 tion according to the Food and Agriculture Organization  of  the  United
 Nations, with over one-half of Earth's tropical forests already gone. At
 the  current  pace, the entirety of Earth's tropical rainforests will be
 degraded or destroyed within the next 100 years.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03158-12-2
              

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