senate Bill S2835

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to declaring a climate emergency and placing a ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 25, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S2835 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A625
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1-0103, Art 23 Title 29 §23-2901, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5518, A5399

S2835 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Declares a climate emergency and places a ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure projects but shall not apply to repairs or maintenance of existing infrastructure.

S2835 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2835 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2835
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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  climate  emergency  and placing a ban on new fossil fuel
   infrastructure

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
 new section 1-0103 to read as follows:
 § 1-0103. CLIMATE EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND POLICY.
   1. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THE FOLLOWING:
   (A) A CLIMATE EMERGENCY EXISTS THAT THREATENS THE STATE OF  NEW  YORK,
 THE NATION, AND THE WORLD;
   (B)  IRREVOCABLE  DAMAGE  TO THE ENVIRONMENT HAS BEEN CAUSED BY GLOBAL
 WARMING OF APPROXIMATELY ONE DEGREE CELSIUS DEMONSTRATING THAT THE EARTH
 IS ALREADY TOO HOT FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE, AS ATTESTED BY INCREASED  AND
 INTENSIFYING  WILDFIRES,  FLOODS,  RISING  SEAS, DISEASES, DROUGHTS, AND
 EXTREME WEATHER;
   (C) ON APRIL TWENTY-SECOND, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, WORLD  LEADERS  FROM
 ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR COUNTRIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION RECOGNIZED THE
 THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE URGENT NEED TO COMBAT IT BY SIGNING THE
 PARIS AGREEMENT, AGREEING TO KEEP WARMING WELL BELOW TWO DEGREES CELSIUS
 ABOVE  PRE-INDUSTRIAL  LEVELS AND TO PURSUE EFFORTS TO LIMIT THE TEMPER-
 ATURE INCREASE TO ONE AND ONE-HALF DEGREES FAHRENHEIT;
   (D) ON OCTOBER EIGHTH,  TWO  THOUSAND  EIGHTEEN,  THE  UNITED  NATIONS
 INTERNATIONAL  PANEL  ON  CLIMATE  CHANGE  ("IPCC")  RELEASED  A SPECIAL
 REPORT, WHICH PROJECTED THAT LIMITING WARMING TO THE  ONE  AND  ONE-HALF
 DEGREES CELSIUS TARGET THIS CENTURY WILL REQUIRE AN UNPRECEDENTED TRANS-
 FORMATION  OF  EVERY  SECTOR  OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT TWELVE
 YEARS;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05256-01-1

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