S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 22, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. TITONE, STECK, MARKEY, ZEBROWSKI, LUPINACCI,
MAGNARELLI, CAHILL, BROOK-KRASNY, COLTON, MOYA, SIMANOWITZ, HEVESI,
BENEDETTO, OTIS, STIRPE, BRONSON, SKARTADOS, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored
by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, CAMARA, COOK, CROUCH, GALEF, HOOPER, RIVERA,
THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture
AN ACT requiring a study of genetically modified organisms and cross
pollination, the impact on wildlife and the environment, and the
effect on human consumption
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. 1. (a) The department of agriculture and markets shall
study the impacts of growing genetically modified organisms in a farm
environment to ensure that genetically modified plants are safe to grow
and are not cross pollinating other crops. Such study shall also include
the impact of genetically modified organisms and its impact on the cost
of food in New York state.
(b) The department of environmental conservation shall study the
impacts of growing genetically modified organisms on the wildlife and
environment of New York state.
(c) The department of health shall study the impacts of human consump-
tion of genetically modified organisms.
2. While conducting the studies required pursuant to subdivision one
of this section, the department of agriculture and markets, the depart-
ment of environmental conservation, and the department of health shall
utilize the federal regulatory framework of genetically modified organ-
isms as a guide, and shall use studies which have been conducted by the
federal government as well as studies conducted by New York state
universities, including the state's land grant institution.
3. The studies required pursuant to subdivision one of this section
shall run concurrently.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.