senate Bill S8830

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding the siting of environmental facilities in minority communities or economically distressed areas

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
Apr 25, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.81
substituted for a2103d
referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.758
Apr 22, 2022 referred to rules

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S8830 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2103
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-0105, 8-0109, 8-0113 & 70-0107, add §70-0118, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4245
2011-2012: A2546
2013-2014: A542
2015-2016: A1973
2017-2018: A7081
2019-2020: A6016

S8830 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes various provisions regulating equitable siting of environmental facilities; requires environmental impact statements to state whether the siting of a facility will cause or increase a disproportionate burden on disadvantaged communities.

S8830 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8830 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8830
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 22, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
   location of environmental facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
 each community in the state should equitably share the responsibilities,
 burdens, and benefits of managing and solving the state's  environmental
 problems  and  the  facilities  necessary  to  accomplish such ends. The
 legislature further declares that there has been an inequitable  pattern
 in  the  siting of environmental facilities in minority and economically
 distressed communities, which have borne a disproportionate and  inequi-
 table  share  of  such  facilities.  Consistent  with  its commitment to
 providing equal justice for its citizens, the state has a responsibility
 to establish requirements for the consideration  of  such  decisions  by
 state and local governments in order to insure equality of treatment for
 all communities.
   §  2.  Section 8-0105 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
   9.  "DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SUBDIVI-
 SION FIVE OF SECTION 75-0101 OF THIS CHAPTER.
   § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-0109 of the environmental conservation
 law,  as  amended  by  chapter 219 of the laws of 1990, paragraph (h) as
 amended by chapter 519 of the laws of 1992, paragraph (i)  as  added  by
 chapter 182 of the laws of 1990, and paragraph (i) as amended by chapter
 238 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
   2.  All agencies (or applicant as hereinafter provided) shall prepare,
 or cause to be prepared by contract or otherwise an environmental impact
 statement on any action they propose or approve which may have a signif-
 icant effect on the  environment.  Such  a  statement  shall  include  a
 detailed statement setting forth the following:
   (a)  a  description  of  the  proposed  action  and  its environmental
 setting;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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