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A02591 Summary:

BILL NOA02591A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00542-A
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSRDickens, Rodriguez, Gottfried, Abinanti, Stirpe, Barron, Davila, Niou, Rosenthal L, Epstein, Anderson, Paulin, Dinowitz, Reyes, Colton, De La Rosa, Galef, Otis, Jackson, Gallagher, Perry, Thiele, Gonzalez-Rojas, Stern, Zebrowski, Rozic, Quart, Griffin, Santabarbara, McDonald, Lavine, Woerner
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Cymbrowitz, Englebright, Simon
 
Add §136-d, St Fin L
 
Relates to provisions in state procurement contracts involving the use of low embodied carbon concrete.
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A02591 Actions:

BILL NOA02591A
 
01/19/2021referred to governmental operations
05/20/2021amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
05/20/2021print number 2591a
05/26/2021reported referred to ways and means
06/08/2021reported referred to rules
06/08/2021reported
06/08/2021rules report cal.538
06/08/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.538
06/08/2021passed assembly
06/08/2021delivered to senate
06/08/2021REFERRED TO RULES
06/08/2021SUBSTITUTED FOR S542A
06/08/20213RD READING CAL.775
06/08/2021PASSED SENATE
06/08/2021RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
12/10/2021delivered to governor
12/22/2021signed chap.724
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A02591 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/08/2021Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 142/7
AbbateYClarkYFrontusYLalorYPaulinYSillittiY
AbinantiYColtonYGalefYLavineYPeoples-StokesYSimonY
AndersonYConradYGallagherYLawlerYPerryYSimpsonY
AngelinoYCookYGallahanYLemondesNOPheffer AmatoYSmithY
AshbyYCruzYGandolfoYLunsfordYPichardoYSmullenY
AubryYCusickYGiglio JAYLupardoYPretlowYSolagesY
BarclayYCymbrowitzYGiglio JMYMagnarelliYQuartYSteckNO
BarnwellYDarlingYGlickNOMamdaniYRaYSternY
BarrettYDavilaYGonzalez-RojasYManktelowYRajkumarYStirpeY
BarronYDe La RosaYGoodellYMcDonaldYRamosYTagueY
BenedettoYDeStefanoYGottfriedYMcDonoughYReillyYTannousisY
BichotteYDickensYGriffinYMcMahonYReyesYTaylorY
BlankenbushYDilanYGuntherYMeeksYRichardsonYThieleY
BrabenecYDinowitzYHawleyYMikulinYRivera J YVanelY
BraunsteinYDiPietroNOHevesiYMiller B YRivera JDYWalczykY
BronsonYDursoYHunterYMiller MLYRodriguezYWalkerY
BrownYEichensteinYHyndmanYMitaynesYRosenthal D YWallaceY
BurdickYEnglebrightYJacksonYMontesanoYRosenthal L YWalshY
BurgosYEpsteinYJacobsonYMorinelloYRozicYWeinsteinY
BurkeYFahyNOJean-PierreYNiouYSalkaYWeprinY
ButtenschonYFallYJensenYNolanYSantabarbaraYWilliamsY
ByrneYFernandezYJonesYNorrisYSayeghYWoernerY
ByrnesYFitzpatrickYJoynerYO'DonnellYSchmittYZebrowskiY
CahillNOForrestERKellesYOtisYSeawrightYZinermanY
CarrollYFriendNOKimYPalmesanoYSeptimoYMr. SpeakerY

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A02591 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2591A
 
SPONSOR: Carroll
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to provisions in state procurement contracts involving the use of low embodied carbon concrete   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would establish procurement guidelines for the procurement of low embodied carbon concrete.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill requires the Office of General Services to estab- lish guidelines concerning the procurement of low embodied carbon concrete. Contractors doing this type of work would then need to follow these guidelines and certify that their work and the concrete they are procuring meets these minimum guidelines. The bill outlines what the office will need to examine when crafting the guidelines including incentives for the procurement and usage of low embodied carbon concrete by contractors. The bill requires the guidance and any associated legis- lative recommendations to be issued to the governor and the legislature. Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION: The bill now requires the issuance of procurement guidelines by the Office of General Services. The tax credit associated with the bill has been removed.   JUSTIFICATION: More than 10 billion tons of concrete are produced globally each year, making it the second-most used substance on earth after water. The production of concrete's core ingredient cement accounts for up to 8% of total global emissions. To bring the concrete and cement sectors in line with the targets agreed upon in the Paris Agreement, annual emissions must fall by 16% by 2030. However, current trajectories project that demand for both materials could increase by as much as 23% by 2050.Under this business as usual scenario, production escalation on this scale will release extraordinary levels of CO2 during the next three pivotal decades. Therefore reducing the embodied carbon of concrete - a measure of emis- sions generated during the production process of materials before they are utilized - is a critical front in the collective global effort to preserve the climate. At the same time, concrete's unique potential to permanently store and mineralize carbon must be unlocked and advanced through both private and public sector commitments. Indeed, deep reductions in cement-based emissions paired with technological inno- vations that maximize concrete's carbon storage potential could ulti- mately result in carbon negativity to an outcome in which less carbon is emitted in concrete production than is permanently secured in its utili- zation or storage. Given the present-day volume of concrete utilized annually and the rate of growth projected over the coming decades, transforming concrete from a net carbon source to a net carbon sink would have highly meaningful and quantifiable implications for the climate. This bill proposes a new procurement standard for construction projects that would place our state firmly in a leading position to bring about this transition. And this is a role that New York is excep- tionally well positioned to assume given the bold commitments estab- lished by the Climate Leadership and Community Production Act of 2019, and the size and dynamism of the state's economy and construction indus- tries.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.8617/S.8965 of 2019-20   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law and shall apply to any state contracting oppor- tunities advertised on or after such date and shall exclude contracts for which an invitation for bid, request for proposal, or similar solic- itation has been issued prior to the effective date of this act.
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