senate Bill S5921

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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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

Votes

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Apr 19, 2021 - Procurement and Contracts committee Vote

S5921
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2
committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Procurement and Contracts Committee Vote: Apr 19, 2021

nay (2)

Sponsor's Position

New York State needs to ensure that the products we buy are not contributing to the loss of Earth's most vital ecosystems.

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S5921 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6872
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L

S5921 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York deforestation-free procurement act requiring that companies contracting with the state do not contribute to tropical or boreal intact forest degradation or deforestation directly or through their supply chains.

S5921 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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