senate Bill S740

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to greenhouse gas emissions in foods

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Procurement And Contracts Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2021 committee discharged and committed to procurement and contracts
Jan 06, 2021 referred to finance

S740 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Procurement And Contracts
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §204, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9082

S740 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that on or before January 1, 2023, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation, the office of general services shall establish a methodology for state agencies to estimate, to the extent practicable, the greenhouse gas emissions that occur through the life cycle of all food and beverages purchased by the state agency, including third-party vendors that provide food on behalf of the state agency; makes related provisions.

S740 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S740 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    740
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to greenhouse  gas  emis-
   sions in foods

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 204 to
 read as follows:
   § 204. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN FOODS. 1. TO TRACK  THE  GREENHOUSE
 GAS EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD PURCHASES MADE BY STATE AGENCIES, THE
 OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES SHALL:
   (A)  ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, IN CONSUL-
 TATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION,  ESTABLISH  A
 METHODOLOGY  FOR  STATE AGENCIES TO ESTIMATE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE,
 THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT OCCUR THROUGH THE LIFE  CYCLE  OF  ALL
 FOOD  AND BEVERAGES PURCHASED BY THE STATE AGENCY, INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY
 VENDORS THAT PROVIDE FOOD ON BEHALF OF THE STATE AGENCY, THAT:
   (I) WILL ENABLE A STATE AGENCY TO RELIABLY TRACK CHANGES IN ITS  FOOD-
 RELATED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS OVER TIME AND DEMONSTRATE REDUCTIONS IN
 GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD AND BEVERAGES PURCHASED BY
 THE STATE AGENCY;
   (II) MAY ALLOW A STATE AGENCY TO EXCLUDE FROM THE TRACKING METHOD FOOD
 AND  BEVERAGE  PROCUREMENTS THAT DO NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS;
 AND
   (III) CONSIDERS THE COSTS AND FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING THE TRACKING
 METHOD;
   (B) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR, ESTABLISH  A
 BASELINE  MEASUREMENT  OF  THE  OVERALL  ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
 ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATE'S FOOD AND BEVERAGE PURCHASES; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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