|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2021||committed to rules|
|Apr 21, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 20, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 19, 2021||1st report cal.688|
|Mar 23, 2021||referred to procurement and contracts|
senate Bill S5921
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
New York State needs to ensure that the products we buy are not contributing to the loss of Earth's most vital ecosystems.
S5921 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5921 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5921 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to enacting the New York deforestation-free procurement act PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to ensure companies contracting with the state are not contributing to tropical or boreal intact forest degrada- tion or deforestation directly or through their supply chains. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Names the act the "New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act." Section 2: Legislative findings. Section 3: Amends section 165, subdivision 1 and 2, of the state finance law. Updates the species included in the list of tropical hardwoods
S5921 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5921 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 23, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, COONEY, KAPLAN, MAY, REICHLIN-MELNICK, KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Procurement and Contracts 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03158-05-1
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