senate Bill S1232

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Declares a policy of equal treatment in development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.974
Jan 08, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 10, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S1232
9
1
committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

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S1232 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1-0101, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1973
2013-2014: S620
2015-2016: S2455
2017-2018: S3102
2019-2020: S2104

S1232 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Declares a policy of equal treatment of people of all races, cultures, religions, incomes, education levels, disabilities, gender identity/expression and sexual preference in the development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.

S1232 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1232 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1232
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SERRANO -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   declaring  a policy of equal treatment in the development and enforce-
   ment of environmental laws, regulations and policies
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 1-0101 of
 the  environmental  conservation law is designated paragraph a and a new
 paragraph b is added to read as follows:
   B. IT IS FURTHER THE POLICY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT ALL  PEOPLE,
 REGARDLESS OF RACE, CULTURE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, INCOME, GENDER IDENTITY OR
 EXPRESSION,  DISABILITY,  OR  COMMUNITY  OF  RESIDENCE, SHALL BE TREATED
 EQUALLY WITH RESPECT TO THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND  ENFORCEMENT
 OF  ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES. IT IS A BASIC RIGHT OF
 ALL NEW YORKERS TO LIVE AND WORK  IN  SAFE,  HEALTHFUL,  PRODUCTIVE  AND
 AESTHETICALLY AND CULTURALLY PLEASING SURROUNDINGS. THIS POLICY OF ENVI-
 RONMENTAL  JUSTICE  IS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF FUNDAMENTAL FAIRNESS THAT
 ALL PEOPLE SHOULD BE FREE FROM ANY DISPROPORTIONATE EXPOSURE OR RISK  OF
 EXPOSURE  TO POLLUTION, AND FROM THE CUMULATIVE NEGATIVE IMPACTS RESULT-
 ING FROM THE DISPARATE CONCENTRATION OF POLLUTED SITES OR  ENVIRONMENTAL
 FACILITIES LICENSED, REGULATED OR APPROVED BY STATE AGENCIES, NOR SHOULD
 PEOPLE  BE  DEPRIVED  OF LOCALLY ACCESSIBLE OPEN SPACE OR OTHER ENVIRON-
 MENTAL BENEFITS DUE TO LACK OF POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC STRENGTH.
   § 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 1-0101  of  the
 environmental conservation law is amended to read as follows:
   It shall further be the policy of the state to foster, promote, create
 and  maintain  conditions under which [man] PEOPLE and nature can thrive
 in harmony with each other, and achieve social, economic and  technolog-
 ical progress for present and future generations by:
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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