A05399 Summary:

BILL NOA05399B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05518-A
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSRColton, Arroyo, Simon, Pichardo, D'Urso, Ortiz, Griffin
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 1-0103 & Art 23 Title 29 23-2901, En Con L
 
Declares a climate emergency and places a moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure projects but shall not apply to repair or maintenance of existing infrastructure.
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A05399 Actions:

BILL NOA05399B
 
02/11/2019referred to environmental conservation
05/03/2019amend and recommit to environmental conservation
05/03/2019print number 5399a
05/13/2019amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
05/13/2019print number 5399b
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A05399 Committee Votes:

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A05399 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5399B
 
SPONSOR: Carroll
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to declaring a climate emergency and placing a moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would declare a climate emergency and place a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and contracts.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Declare a climate emergency. Section 2: - Legislative intent. New York State faces an existential climate, ecological, economic, and security emergency, which threatens our muni- cipalities, state, nation, and the world. - Definition of fossil fuel infrastructure. Moratorium on new fossil fuel power plants, pipeline, storage facilities, and natural gas compressors. - This section shall not apply to the repair and maintenance of existing fossil fuel infrastructure. - Moratorium does not apply to new gas stations, retail, etc. Does not apply to uses and facilities necessary for a bona fide imminent threat to public health, safety, and welfare, including, but not limited to, police, fire and rescue agencies. - Article 23 of the environmental conservation law is amended to add a new title 29, stating no new contracts, permits, licenses, or permission will be granted to fund projects involving fossil fuels or their infras- tructure. Section 3:Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: New York needs to continue to be a leader in the fight against climate change. New York must begin to phase out the use of fossil fuels as a source of power. Preventing new fossil fuel projects will be the most effective way to end the state's reliance on fossil fuels. New fossil fuel infrastructure includes new power plants, new pipelines, new mining and drilling platforms for new sites, etc. It does not include new retail gas stations.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: This bill is anticipated to result in net savings over time when all internal and external costs are considered.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect immediately.
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