senate Bill S4378

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the "pollution justice act of 2021"

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Actions

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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 4378a
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.341
Feb 04, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Feb 9, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4378
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2
committee
8
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2021

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aye wr (1)

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S4378 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1311, En Con L

S4378 - Summary

Establishes the "pollution justice act of 2021"; implements a plan to replace peaker plant electric generating facilities with renewable energy systems.

S4378 - Sponsor Memo

S4378 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4378
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- 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
   establishing  the  "pollution  justice act of 2021" and implementing a
   plan to replace peaker plants with renewable energy systems

   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 "pollution
 justice act of 2021".
   § 2. Article 19 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
 adding a new title 13 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 13
                               PEAKER PLANTS
 SECTION 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
         19-1303. DEFINITIONS.
         19-1305. MANDATORY REPLACEMENT AND COMPLIANCE PLAN.
         19-1307. EXTENSIONS FOR CAUSE.
         19-1309. PROHIBITIONS.
         19-1311. EXEMPTIONS.
 § 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
   1.  ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS THAT GENERALLY OPERATE ONLY DURING PERI-
 ODS OF PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND ARE KNOWN AS PEAKER PLANTS.  MANY  PEAKER
 PLANTS  IN  THE STATE ARE OLDER FOSSIL FUEL-FIRED UNITS THAT EMIT GREEN-
 HOUSE GASES AND A VARIETY OF  OTHER  HARMFUL  AIR  POLLUTANTS  INCLUDING
 SULFUR OXIDES, NITROGEN OXIDES, PARTICULATES AND MERCURY.
   2. A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF PEAKER PLANTS ARE LOCATED IN OR ADJACENT TO
 ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  COMMUNITIES  IN  THE  CITY  OF NEW YORK AND LONG
 ISLAND THAT ALREADY BEAR DISPROPORTIONATE POLLUTION  BURDENS  DUE  TO  A
 HISTORY  OF SITING POLLUTION SOURCES IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. MORE THAN ONE
 MILLION NEW YORKERS LIVE WITHIN ONE MILE OF A PEAKER PLANT.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04461-01-1

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S4378A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1311, En Con L

S4378A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "pollution justice act of 2021"; implements a plan to replace peaker plant electric generating facilities with renewable energy systems.

S4378A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4378A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4378--A
     Cal. No. 341
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, HINCHEY, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
   mental 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
   establishing  the  "pollution  justice act of 2021" and implementing a
   plan to replace peaker plants with renewable energy systems
 
   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 "pollution
 justice act of 2021".
   § 2. Article 19 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
 adding a new title 13 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 13
                               PEAKER PLANTS
 SECTION 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
         19-1303. DEFINITIONS.
         19-1305. MANDATORY REPLACEMENT AND COMPLIANCE PLAN.
         19-1307. EXTENSIONS FOR CAUSE.
         19-1309. PROHIBITIONS.
         19-1311. EXEMPTIONS.
 § 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
   1.  ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS THAT GENERALLY OPERATE DURING PERIODS OF
 PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND ARE KNOWN AS PEAKER PLANTS. MANY  PEAKER  PLANTS
 IN  THE  STATE  ARE  OLDER  FOSSIL FUEL-FIRED UNITS THAT EMIT GREENHOUSE
 GASES AND A VARIETY OF OTHER HARMFUL  AIR  POLLUTANTS  INCLUDING  SULFUR
 OXIDES, NITROGEN OXIDES, PARTICULATES AND MERCURY.
   2. A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF PEAKER PLANTS ARE LOCATED IN OR ADJACENT TO
 ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  COMMUNITIES  IN  THE  CITY  OF NEW YORK AND LONG
 ISLAND THAT ALREADY BEAR DISPROPORTIONATE POLLUTION  BURDENS  DUE  TO  A
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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