assembly Bill A2103A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding the siting of environmental facilities in minority communities or economically distressed areas

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2021 print number 2103a
Feb 08, 2021 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 14, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

A2103 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1031
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4245, S5778
2011-2012: A2546, S6689
2013-2014: A542, S692
2015-2016: A1973, S3205
2017-2018: A7081, S2953
2019-2020: A6016, S5540

A2103 - Summary

Makes various provisions regulating the location of environmental facilities to insure equity of treatment for minority communities or economically distressed areas; requires environmental impact statements to state whether the siting of a facility will cause or increase a disproportionate burden on such areas.

A2103 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2103
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   location of environmental facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
 each community in the state should equitably share the responsibilities,
 burdens, and benefits of managing and solving the state's  environmental
 problems  and  the  facilities  necessary  to  accomplish such ends. The
 legislature further declares that there has been an inequitable  pattern
 in  the  siting of environmental facilities in minority and economically
 distressed communities, which have borne a disproportionate and  inequi-
 table  share  of  such  facilities.  Consistent  with  its commitment to
 providing equal justice for its citizens, the state has a responsibility
 to establish requirements for the consideration  of  such  decisions  by
 state and local governments in order to insure equality of treatment for
 all communities.
   §  2.  Section 1-0303 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding three new subdivisions 26, 27, and 28 to read as follows:
   26. "ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA" SHALL MEAN AN AREA CHARACTERIZED BY
 A POVERTY RATE OF AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT; OR AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF AT
 LEAST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE  PERCENT  OF  THE  STATEWIDE  UNEMPLOYMENT
 RATE.
   27.  "MINORITY  COMMUNITY"  SHALL MEAN ANY CENSUS TRACT OR SUBDIVISION
 THEREOF THAT INCLUDES TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OR MORE OF ANY ETHNIC GROUP.
   28. "ETHNIC GROUP" SHALL MEAN THOSE GROUPS  IDENTIFIED  IN  THE  DEFI-
 NITION OF MINORITY GROUP MEMBER PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION
 THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
   § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-0109 of the environmental conservation
 law is amended by adding a new paragraph (h-1) to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A2103A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1031
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4245, S5778
2011-2012: A2546, S6689
2013-2014: A542, S692
2015-2016: A1973, S3205
2017-2018: A7081, S2953
2019-2020: A6016, S5540

A2103A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes various provisions regulating the location of environmental facilities to insure equity of treatment for minority communities or economically distressed areas; requires environmental impact statements to state whether the siting of a facility will cause or increase a disproportionate burden on such areas.

A2103A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2103--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  on  Environmental  Conservation  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   location of environmental facilities

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
 each community in the state should equitably share the responsibilities,
 burdens, and benefits of managing and solving the state's  environmental
 problems  and  the  facilities  necessary  to  accomplish such ends. The
 legislature further declares that there has been an inequitable  pattern
 in  the  siting of environmental facilities in minority and economically
 distressed communities, which have borne a disproportionate and  inequi-
 table  share  of  such  facilities.  Consistent  with  its commitment to
 providing equal justice for its citizens, the state has a responsibility
 to establish requirements for the consideration  of  such  decisions  by
 state and local governments in order to insure equality of treatment for
 all communities.
   §  2.  Section 8-0105 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding five new subdivisions 9,  10,  11,  12,  and  13  to  read  as
 follows:
   9.  "ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  COMMUNITY"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  ECONOMICALLY
 DISTRESSED OR MINORITY COMMUNITY BEARING A DISPROPORTIONATE OR INEQUITA-
 BLE POLLUTION BURDEN AND INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO,  ENVIRONMENTAL
 JUSTICE AREAS IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
   10. "ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA" SHALL MEAN AN AREA CHARACTERIZED BY
 A POVERTY RATE OF AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT; OR AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF AT
 LEAST  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE  PERCENT  OF THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT
 RATE.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.