senate Bill S8431A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to conducting a study on the impacts of the urban heat island effect on disadvantaged communities

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Current Bill Status Via A10001 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2022 signed chap.563
delivered to governor
May 25, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1443
substituted for s8431a
May 25, 2022 substituted by a10001b
May 23, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1443
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2022 print number 8431a
May 10, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 28, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S8431 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10001
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S8431 - Summary

Directs the department of environmental conservation, in consultation with the environmental justice interagency coordinating council and the climate justice working group, to conduct a study on the impacts of the urban heat island effect on disadvantaged communities.

S8431 - Sponsor Memo

S8431 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8431
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT in relation to directing the department of environmental  conser-
   vation in conjunction with the environmental justice interagency coor-
   dinating  council to conduct a study on the disproportionate impact of
   increased heat in primarily Black and Latino neighborhoods
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The department of environmental conservation, in consulta-
 tion with the environmental justice  interagency  coordinating  council,
 shall  conduct a study on the effects of the urban heat island effect on
 majority Black and Latino neighborhoods in  urban  settings  within  the
 state that fit the description of heat islands.
   § 2. For the purposes of this study:
   (a)  Black  and  Latino  neighborhoods shall be characterized as those
 comprised of fifty-one percent or more of Black residents, Latino  resi-
 dents  or  a  combination  of  both.  The study shall analyze the health
 impacts of increased heat in these neighborhoods in comparison to  those
 of White neighborhoods.
   (b)  "urban heat island effect" means the phenomenon when pavement and
 other infrastructure absorbs and stores large quantities of solar  radi-
 ation during the day and releases it during the nighttime, leading to an
 increase in the surface temperatures of the immediate area.
   (c)  "heat  islands"  means  urbanized  areas  that  experience higher
 temperatures than outlying areas due to structures  such  as  buildings,
 roads,  and other infrastructure absorbing and reemitting the sun's heat
 more than natural landscapes such as forests  and  water  bodies.  Urban
 areas,  where  these  structures are highly concentrated and greenery is
 limited, become "islands" of higher temperatures  relative  to  outlying
 areas.
   § 3. The department of environmental conservation shall deliver to the
 governor,  the legislature, and make available to the public a report of
 its findings no later than eighteen months after the effective  date  of
 this act.
   § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S8431A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10001
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation

S8431A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of environmental conservation, in consultation with the environmental justice interagency coordinating council and the climate justice working group, to conduct a study on the impacts of the urban heat island effect on disadvantaged communities.

S8431A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8431A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8431--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, CLEARE, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, SEPULVEDA -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee  on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT in relation to directing the department of environmental conser-
   vation in conjunction with the environmental justice interagency coor-
   dinating council and the climate justice working group  to  conduct  a
   study  on  the  impacts  of  the  urban island effect on disadvantaged
   communities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The department of environmental conservation, in consulta-
 tion with the environmental justice interagency coordinating council and
 the climate justice working group, shall conduct a study on the  impacts
 of  the urban heat island effect on disadvantaged communities. The study
 shall at  a  minimum,  identify  urban  disadvantaged  communities  with
 concentrations  of heat islands, include recommendations on how to iden-
 tify, prevent and address adverse health and environmental impacts  from
 urban heat island effects, and include existing and/or recommended fund-
 ing  available  to  address  such  impacts, including but not limited to
 projects eligible pursuant to paragraph e of subdivision  1  of  section
 58-0703 of the environmental conservation law.
   § 2. For the purposes of this study:
   (a)  "Disadvantaged communities" shall mean communities that are iden-
 tified pursuant to section 75-0111  of  the  environmental  conservation
 law.
   (b)  "Urban heat island effect" means the phenomenon when pavement and
 other infrastructure absorbs and stores large quantities of solar  radi-
 ation during the day and releases it during the nighttime, leading to an
 increase in the surface temperatures of the immediate area.
   (c)  "Heat  islands"  means  urbanized  areas  that  experience higher
 temperatures than outlying areas due to structures  such  as  buildings,
 roads,  and other infrastructure absorbing and reemitting the sun's heat
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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