assembly Bill A6872

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 25, 2022 print number 6872a
Mar 25, 2022 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Apr 13, 2021 referred to governmental operations

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

A6872 - Details

Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L

A6872 - Summary

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act requiring that companies contracting with the state do not contribute to tropical or boreal intact forest degradation or deforestation directly or through their supply chains.

A6872 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6872
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to enacting  the  New
   York deforestation-free procurement act
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
 deforestation-free procurement act".
   §  2.  Legislative  Findings.  The  Legislature finds and declares the
 following:
   1. Tropical forests cover roughly 7 percent of  Earth's  surface,  but
 harbor close to 50 percent of all species on Earth.
   2.  Boreal forests represent about thirty percent of the global forest
 area,  help  regulate  the  climate  through  the exchange of energy and
 water, and are a large reservoir of biogenic carbon,  storing  twice  as
 much  per  acre as tropical forests. Canada's boreal forest alone stores
 nearly twice as much carbon in its vegetation and  soil  as  the  entire
 world's combined oil reserves.
   3.    Human  activity  is the driving force behind the current rate of
 species extinction, which is at least 100 to  1,000  times  higher  than
 historical  levels.  The World Wildlife Fund's 2016 Living Planet Report
 found global  populations  of  fish,  birds,  mammals,  amphibians,  and
 reptiles declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012.
   4.  Globally,  an  estimated  18,000,000 acres of forest, an area more
 than half the size of New York State, are lost every year to  deforesta-
 tion  according  to  the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
 Nations, with over one-half of Earth's tropical forests already gone. At
 the current pace, the entirety of Earth's tropical rainforests  will  be
 degraded or destroyed within the next 100 years.
   5.  An  estimated  20  percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions
 come from deforestation and  forest  degradation.  Taking  into  account
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

A6872A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L

A6872A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act requiring that companies contracting with the state do not contribute to tropical or boreal intact forest degradation or deforestation directly or through their supply chains.

A6872A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6872--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, SIMON, GRIFFIN, L. ROSENTHAL, STECK,
   THIELE, GOTTFRIED, GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Governmental Operations -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Govern-
   mental  Operations  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law, in relation to enacting the New
   York deforestation-free procurement act
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
 deforestation-free procurement act".
   § 2. Legislative Findings. The  Legislature  finds  and  declares  the
 following:
   1.  Tropical  forests  cover roughly 7 percent of Earth's surface, but
 harbor close to 50 percent of all species on Earth.
   2.  Boreal forests represent about thirty percent of the global forest
 area, help regulate the climate  through  the  exchange  of  energy  and
 water, and are a large reservoir of biogenic carbon.
   3.  Human  activity  is  the  driving force behind the current rate of
 species extinction, which is at least 100 to  1,000  times  higher  than
 historical  levels.  The World Wildlife Fund's 2016 Living Planet Report
 found global  populations  of  fish,  birds,  mammals,  amphibians,  and
 reptiles declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012.
   4.  Globally,  an  estimated  18,000,000 acres of forest, an area more
 than half the size of New York State, are lost every year to  deforesta-
 tion  according  to  the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
 Nations, with over one-half of Earth's tropical forests already gone. At
 the current pace, the entirety of Earth's tropical rainforests  will  be
 degraded or destroyed within the next 100 years.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03158-13-2
 A. 6872--A                          2