Senate Bill S8596

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the Supply Chain Transparency Assistance Program

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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-S8596 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9684
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 26 §§480 - 481, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S8596, A9684

2021-S8596 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the Supply Chain Transparency Assistance Program to encourage the shifting of the state's economy toward more ethical and sustainable supply chains.

2021-S8596 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2021-S8596 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8596
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KRUEGER, KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Econom-
   ic Development and Small Business
 
 AN ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to  establish-
   ing the Supply Chain Transparency Assistance Program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. The Legislature  finds  and  declares
 the following:
   1.  The climate crisis is an immediate and urgent threat, and New York
 State is and must continue to be a leader in addressing it. New York has
 a statutory goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas  emissions  econo-
 my-wide  by  2050.  However,  that  goal does not include greenhouse gas
 emissions created outside of New York in the extraction, production, and
 transport of the goods  we  purchase.  Currently,  eight  global  supply
 chains  - food, construction, fashion, fast-moving consumer goods, elec-
 tronics, automobiles, professional services, and freight -  account  for
 over half of greenhouse gas emissions annually.  Increasing supply chain
 transparency  and  traceability is an important part of fighting climate
 change and moving global production toward more environmentally sustain-
 able practices.
   2. The International Labor Organization estimates that over 25 million
 people are currently caught in forced labor, 4 million of whom are chil-
 dren. Over 160 million children between the ages of  five  to  seventeen
 are  engaged  in  child labor in 2021, and about 79 million of those are
 estimated to be engaged in hazardous labor. Across  the  United  States,
 Canada  and  the  European  Union  there are estimated to be 1.5 million
 people trapped in forced labor, while  millions  of  other  people  live
 trapped  in  forced  labor across the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, Latin
 America and the Middle East. The fruit of such forced labor, as well  as
 additional  health  and  safety risks and other impacts from substandard
 labor practices, can potentially be  found  in  many  of  the  goods  we
 consume,  making  it  incumbent  on  businesses to take action to ensure
 ethical labor practices throughout their supply chains.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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