senate Bill S8245

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the purchase and use of glyphosate by certain entities

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Feb 07, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

S8245 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33-1301, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S262, A1615

S8245 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the purchase of glyphosate by any state department, agency, public benefit corporation or any pesticide applicator employed thereby as a contractor or subcontractor and the application of glyphosate on property owned, operated or leased by the state.

S8245 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8245 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 7, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- 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
   prohibiting the purchase and use of glyphosate by certain entities

   Section 1. Subdivision 12 of  section  33-1301  of  the  environmental
 conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  19 of the laws of 2021, is
 amended to read as follows:
   12. For any state department, agency, public  benefit  corporation  or
 any pesticide applicator employed thereby as a contractor or subcontrac-
 [state]  property[, provided that the application of glyphosate on state
 property is permitted only for (a) direct application  in  circumstances
 when  there  is no actual or significant threat of direct human exposure
 and no effective and practicable alternative, and (b) for the  following
 uses, pursuant to regulations promulgated by the department:
   (i) to maintain critical infrastructure;
   (ii) to manage roadside vegetation to ensure public safety;
   (iii)  habitat  management for the control of invasive species identi-
 fied pursuant to title seventeen of article nine of this chapter,  pests
 of significant public health importance, noxious weeds designated by the
 department as injurious to ecosystem health, and the protection of crit-
 ical native plant species; and
   (iv)  for  research  purposes  to develop sustainable alternatives for
 agricultural and environmental usages, as well as research regarding the
 environmental motility of glyphosate.
   The department shall post information on its website regarding glypho-
 sate usage pursuant to this section, including amount and  location,  by
 April first of each year] OWNED, OPERATED OR LEASED BY THE STATE.
   §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
 manner as section 1 of chapter 19 of the laws of 2021, takes effect.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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