Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to environmental conservation
|May 18, 2023
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S7239
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-S7239 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§8-0109 & 27-1901, En Con L
2023-S7239 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a moratorium on the installation of synthetic turf pending a comprehensive environmental and public health study; relates to environmental impact assessments of the use of synthetic turf; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof.
2023-S7239 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7239 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a moratorium on the installation of synthetic turf pending a comprehensive environmental and public health study; to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to environmental impact assessments of the use of synthetic turf; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the legislative findings. Section 2 defines key terms such as, "Crumb Rubber", "Synthetic Turf', and "Moratorium". Section 3 outlines the agencies and organizations tasked with studying the use and long-term health implications of "Synthetic Turf'. Section 4 amends section 8-0109 of the environmental conservation law by adding subdivision 10 which states that there must be site specific
2023-S7239 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7239 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 18, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to establish a moratorium on the installation of synthetic turf pending a comprehensive environmental and public health study; to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to environmental impact assessments of the use of synthetic turf; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that increas- ingly, synthetic turf is being installed in many locations in New York state, including parks, athletic fields and other settings where natural grass was previously grown. In recent years, crumb rubber fill is being used as a component of synthetic turf and mulch. Crumb rubber is the result of processing waste tires, which contain numerous components, some of which are known to be hazardous to people and the environment. The hazardous components include arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, vana- dium, zinc and acetone. Health effects associated with these components, at dangerous levels, include birth defects, cancer, nervous system damage and immune system suppression. While various options for waste tire use are essential to reducing the significant stockpiles of waste tires, such uses should not threaten or compromise public health. The legislature finds that more information is necessary to make an informed decision on the appropriate uses of synthetic turf containing crumb rubber. In the interest of preventing adverse health impacts and contamination to natural resources, the legislature finds that a compre- hensive environmental and public health study on the potential threats associated with the use of synthetic turf is warranted. Therefore, the legislature finds that it is consistent with public policy to require such comprehensive environmental and public health study to be undertaken immediately; and, in the meantime, to temporarily EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06984-01-3
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