senate Bill S2129

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes the climate change adaptation cost recovery program and the climate change adaptation fund

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 18, 2023 referred to environmental conservation


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S2129 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 76 §§76-0101 & 76-0103, En Con L; add §97-m, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9417, A10556

S2129 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the climate change adaptation cost recovery program to require companies that have contributed significantly to the buildup of climate-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to bear a share of the costs of needed infrastructure investments to adapt to climate change; mandates that projects funded by the program require compliance with prevailing wage requirements; requires that contracts for funded projects contain a provision that the structural iron and structural steel used or supplied in the performance of the contract or any subcontract thereto shall be produced or made in whole or substantial part in the United States, its territories or possessions; makes additional provisions (view more) and establishes the climate change adaptation fund.

S2129 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2129 (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
                             January 18, 2023
   -- 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
   establishing the climate change adaptation cost recovery program;  and
   to  amend  the  state  finance  law,  in  relation to establishing the
   climate change adaptation fund
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "climate
 change superfund act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The  legislature  finds  and  declares  the
   1.  Climate  change, resulting primarily from the combustion of fossil
 fuels, is an immediate, grave threat to the state's  communities,  envi-
 ronment,  and  economy. In addition to mitigating the further buildup of
 greenhouse gases, the state must take action to adapt to certain  conse-
 quences  of  climate  change that are irreversible, including rising sea
 levels, increasing temperatures, extreme weather events, flooding,  heat
 waves,  toxic  algal  blooms  and  other  climate-change-driven threats.
 Maintaining New York's quality of life into the future, particularly for
 young people, who will experience greater impacts  from  climate  change
 over  their  lifetimes,  will  be one of the state's greatest challenges
 over the next three decades.  Meeting  that  challenge  will  require  a
 shared  commitment  of  purpose  and huge investments in new or upgraded
   2. New York has previously adopted programs now in place -  the  inac-
 tive hazardous waste disposal site (state superfund) program and the oil
 spill fund - to remediate environmental damage to lands and waters based
 on  the  principle  that,  where  possible, the entities responsible for
 environmental damage should pay for  its  cleanup.  No  similar  program

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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