Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2023||
referred to finance
Senate Bill S2438
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2438 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Finance
- Law Section:
- State Finance Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§160 & 161, add §164-a, St Fin L; amd §261, Ec Dev L; amd §3-0311, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2023-S2438 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2438 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN-SIGAL TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, the economic development law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to the state procurement process and to healthy and green procurement PURPOSE: To establish a preference for the purchase of commodities, services and technologies by the State of New York that minimizes potential adverse impacts on public health and the environment. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill states that this act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York State Healthy and Green Procurement Act". Section two of the bill provides legislative findings and declarations.
2023-S2438 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2438 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, the economic development law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to the state procure- ment process and to healthy and green procurement 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 state healthy and green procurement act". § 2. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature hereby finds and declares that: (a) As New York moves into the twenty-first century the state should serve as a role model for practices that will create and maintain a healthy environment and vibrant economy. The manufacture, use and disposal of commodities and technologies, the construction of buildings and the provision of services utilizing toxic chemicals may have adverse impacts on public health and the environment. Persistent, bioaccumula- tive toxic chemicals, such as mercury, lead, dioxin and poly brominated diphenyl ethers, are toxic in small amounts, remain in the environment for long periods of time, and build to dangerous levels in humans, fish and other animals; and this group of pollutants known as persistent bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBT) pose risks to public health and the environment through their ability to cause cancer, birth defects and endocrine disruption. Such chemicals have polluted hundreds of water bodies, fish and waterfowl in the state. These adverse impacts impose costs on the state and, ultimately, society as a whole in the form of injury, disease and death; health care expenses; disposal, liability and cleanup costs; the waste of resources and raw materials; and an impaired natural environment. PBT and cancer-causing chemicals may be found in a wide range of consumer products purchased by state agencies, including lighting supplies, computers and other office equipment, vehicles, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06843-01-3
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