Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 07, 2022
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S8245
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8245 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8245 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8245 SPONSOR: SERRANO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the purchase and use of glyphosate by certain entities PURPOSE: This legislation will protect public health by prohibiting the purchase of and use of glyphosate on New York State property. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 12 of section 33-1301 of the environ- mental conservation law. Section two sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
2021-S8245 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8245 I N S E N A T E February 7, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the purchase and use of glyphosate by certain entities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 33-1301 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 19 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows: 12. For any state department, agency, public benefit corporation or any pesticide applicator employed thereby as a contractor or subcontrac- tor to PURCHASE ANY PRODUCT CONTAINING GLYPHOSATE OR apply glyphosate on [state] property[, provided that the application of glyphosate on state property is permitted only for (a) direct application in circumstances when there is no actual or significant threat of direct human exposure and no effective and practicable alternative, and (b) for the following uses, pursuant to regulations promulgated by the department: (i) to maintain critical infrastructure; (ii) to manage roadside vegetation to ensure public safety; (iii) habitat management for the control of invasive species identi- fied pursuant to title seventeen of article nine of this chapter, pests of significant public health importance, noxious weeds designated by the department as injurious to ecosystem health, and the protection of crit- ical native plant species; and (iv) for research purposes to develop sustainable alternatives for agricultural and environmental usages, as well as research regarding the environmental motility of glyphosate. The department shall post information on its website regarding glypho- sate usage pursuant to this section, including amount and location, by April first of each year] OWNED, OPERATED OR LEASED BY THE STATE. § 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as section 1 of chapter 19 of the laws of 2021, takes effect. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11970-01-1
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