senate Bill S899

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of glyphosate on state property

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Current Bill Status - 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
Jan 28, 2021 signed chap.19
Jan 27, 2021 delivered to governor
Jan 25, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.29
substituted for a1263
Jan 12, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.52
Jan 06, 2021 referred to rules

S899 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1263
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33-1301, En Con L (as proposed in S.6502-A & A.732-B)

S899 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the department of environmental conservation to allow the use of glyphosate on state property: to maintain critical infrastructure; to manage roadside vegetation to ensure public safety; habitat management for the control of invasive species, noxious weeds, and pests of significant public health importance, and the protection of critical native plant species; and for research purposes to develop sustainable alternatives for agricultural and environmental usages, as well as research regarding the environmental motility of glyphosate.

S899 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S899 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    899
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   prohibiting the use of glyphosate on state property

   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 added by a chapter of the laws of 2020 amending the
 environmental  conservation  law  relating  to  prohibiting  the  use of
 glyphosate on state property, as proposed in legislative  bills  numbers
 S. 6502-A and A. 732-B, 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 apply glyphosate on state property, PROVIDED THAT THE APPLICATION
 OF GLYPHOSATE ON STATE PROPERTY IS PERMITTED ONLY FOR (A) DIRECT  APPLI-
 CATION 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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