senate Bill S3211

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires applicants for major projects located near an environmental justice community to submit an enhanced public participation plan

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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
Mar 03, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 23, 2021 amended on third reading 3211a
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.337
Jan 28, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S3211 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0322, En Con L

S3211 - Summary

Requires applicants for major projects located near an environmental justice community to submit an enhanced public participation plan.

S3211 - Sponsor Memo

S3211 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3211
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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
   compliance with environmental justice requirements
 
   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 3-0322 to read as follows:
 § 3-0322.  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND PERMITTING; COMPLIANCE.
   THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  NOT  ACCEPT  AS COMPLETE A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL
 IMPACT STATEMENT PREPARED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER  AND
 SHALL NOT ISSUE ANY PERMIT OR APPROVAL FOR A PROPOSED PROJECT SUBJECT TO
 COMMISSIONER'S POLICY TWENTY-NINE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND PERMITTING,
 UNLESS  THE APPLICANT HAS PREPARED AN ENHANCED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN
 AS REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSIONER'S POLICY, THE PLAN HAS BEEN APPROVED  BY
 THE DEPARTMENT AND THE APPLICANT HAS IMPLEMENTED THE APPROVED PLAN.
   § 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04348-01-1


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S3211A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0322, En Con L

S3211A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires applicants for major projects located near an environmental justice community to submit an enhanced public participation plan.

S3211A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3211A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3211--A
     Cal. No. 337
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
   report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   requiring applicants for major  projects  located  near  environmental
   justice communities to submit an enhanced public participation plan
 
   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 article 58 to read as follows:
                                 ARTICLE 58
                     ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITIES
 SECTION 58-0101. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
         58-0103. DEFINITIONS.
         58-0105. ENHANCED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN.
         58-0107. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT.
         58-0109. APPLICANT CERTIFICATION.
         58-0111. PROHIBITIONS.
 § 58-0101. DECLARATION OF LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
   1.  THE  LEGISLATURE  FINDS  AND DECLARES THAT IT IS THE POLICY OF THE
 STATE OF NEW YORK TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND INCORPORATE MEAS-
 URES FOR ACHIEVING ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  INTO  THE  STATE'S  PROGRAMS,
 POLICIES,  REGULATIONS, LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS AND ACTIVITIES. THE LEGIS-
 LATURE FURTHER FINDS  AND  DECLARES  THAT  ECONOMICALLY  DISTRESSED  AND
 MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN THE STATE HAVE LONG BORNE A DISPROPORTIONATE AND
 INEQUITABLE  POLLUTION  BURDEN,  CAUSED BY HISTORIC SITING OF SOURCES OF
 POLLUTION IN THOSE COMMUNITIES.
   2. MANY ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AND MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN THE  STATE
 SUFFER  FROM  ELEVATED RATES OF RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES, INCLUDING ASTHMA,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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