Senate Bill S5788

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes a green new deal for New York task force

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S5788 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S2878, A5334
2021-2022: S1559, A7824

2023-S5788 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a Green New Deal for New York task force; requires such task force to develop a detailed statewide, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the New York economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030 and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.

2023-S5788 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5788 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 16, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 AN ACT to establish a Green New  Deal  for  New  York  task  force;  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. 1. The legislature  recog-
 nizes  the  duty  of the New York state government to create a Green New
 Deal for New York. An October 2018 report entitled  "Special  Report  on
 Global  Warming  of  1.5°C"  by  the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
 Change and the November 2018 Fourth National Climate  Assessment  report
 found that:
   (a)  human  activity  is the dominant cause of observed climate change
 over the past century;
   (b) a changing climate is causing sea levels to rise and  an  increase
 in  wildfires, severe storms, droughts, and other extreme weather events
 that threaten human life, healthy communities, and critical  infrastruc-
   (c) global warming at or above 2 degrees Celsius beyond preindustrial-
 ized levels will cause:
   (i) mass migration from the regions most affected by climate change;
   (ii)  more than $500,000,000,000 in lost annual economic output in the
 United States by the year 2100;
   (iii) wildfires that, by 2050, will annually burn at  least  twice  as
 much  forest area in the western United States than was typically burned
 by wildfires in the years preceding 2019;
   (iv) a loss of more than 99 percent of all coral reefs on earth;
   (v) more than 350,000,000 more people to be exposed globally to deadly
 heat stress by 2050; and
   (vi) a risk of damage to $1,000,000,000,000 of  public  infrastructure
 and coastal real estate in the United States; and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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