|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2021||committee discharged and committed to procurement and contracts|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S740
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Procurement And Contracts Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S740 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S740 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to greenhouse gas emis- sions in foods PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the State to estimate greenhouse gas emissions of procured food and beverages, and establish a goal to reduce green- house gas emissions from procured food and beverages by 25% by 2030. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Executive Law by adding a new section 204 requiring the Office of General Services, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Conservation, to establish a methodology to estimate the greenhouse gas emissions of food and beverages purchased by state agen- cies, to reduce the overall greenhouse gas emissions associated with
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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