Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 01, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S3581
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S3581 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S3581 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3581 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to declaring a climate emergency and placing a ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would declare a climate emergency and place a ban on all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and contracts. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Declare a climate emergency. Section 2: -Legislative intent. New York State faces an existential climate, ecological, economic, and security emergency, which threatens our muni-
2023-S3581 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3581 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, SALAZAR -- 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 declaring a climate emergency and placing a ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 1-0103 to read as follows: § 1-0103. CLIMATE EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND POLICY. 1. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THE FOLLOWING: (A) A CLIMATE EMERGENCY EXISTS THAT THREATENS THE STATE OF NEW YORK, THE NATION, AND THE WORLD; (B) IRREVOCABLE DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT HAS BEEN CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING OF APPROXIMATELY ONE DEGREE CELSIUS DEMONSTRATING THAT THE EARTH IS ALREADY TOO HOT FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE, AS ATTESTED BY INCREASED AND INTENSIFYING WILDFIRES, FLOODS, RISING SEAS, DISEASES, DROUGHTS, AND EXTREME WEATHER; (C) ON APRIL TWENTY-SECOND, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, WORLD LEADERS FROM ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR COUNTRIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION RECOGNIZED THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE URGENT NEED TO COMBAT IT BY SIGNING THE PARIS AGREEMENT, AGREEING TO KEEP WARMING WELL BELOW TWO DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS AND TO PURSUE EFFORTS TO LIMIT THE TEMPER- ATURE INCREASE TO ONE AND ONE-HALF DEGREES FAHRENHEIT; (D) ON OCTOBER EIGHTH, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN, THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE ("IPCC") RELEASED A SPECIAL REPORT, WHICH PROJECTED THAT LIMITING WARMING TO THE ONE AND ONE-HALF DEGREES CELSIUS TARGET THIS CENTURY WILL REQUIRE AN UNPRECEDENTED TRANS- FORMATION OF EVERY SECTOR OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT TWELVE YEARS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00530-01-3
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