Bill Memos 2019

Every week during the New York State Legislative Session, Environmental Advocates of New York reviews all of the bills introduced in legislative committees or on the floor of the State Senate and the Assembly. We then issue a memo that summarizes the legislation and describes our position on measures with significant environmental impact.

* Bill memos marked with an asterisk have been signed into law.

The purpose of Environmental Advocates' multi-tiered rating system is to weight bills according to their potential impacts - either beneficial or detrimental - on New York's environment. The "Trees and Smokestacks" rating system (at bottom) is designed to place appropriate emphasis on each bill. At the end of each session these weighted votes will be totaled to arrive at a final score for each legislator.

Please contact Kate Kurera at kkurera@eany.org or (518) 462-5526 ext. 233 with inquiries. 

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Memo Note Summary & Evaluation Rating Status Assembly Bill Senate Bill
70 Electric Scooters and Bicycles with Electric Assist Beneficial Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.7431-B (Rozic, et al.) S.5294-A (Ramos, et al.)
69 Expanding Lead Testing Beneficial Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.7253-A (O’Donnell) S.3698-A (Gianaris, et al.)
68 *NYS Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Major Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.8429 (Englebright, et al.) S.6599 (Kaminsky, et al.)
67 Private Well Education Act Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.1194-A (Jaffee, et al.) S.1845-A (Hoylman)
66 *Preserving Communities from Overdevelopment and Sprawl (Ulster County) Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.129 (Cahill, et al.) S.6235 (Metzger)
65 Preserving Communities from Overdevelopment and Sprawl (Orange County) Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, Passed Assembly A.7699-A (Gunther, et al.) S.6224-A (Metzger)
64 Skin Deep Disclosure Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7978 (Gottfried, et al.) S.6077 (Rivera)
63 Banning Fracking Waste on Roads Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7933 (O’Donnell, et al.) S.1858-A (Hoylman, et al.)
62 Heavy Metal Ban Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7558 (Thiele) S.5652 (LaValle)
61 Better Planning for the Adirondack Park Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.8123-A (Englebright) S.6484 (Kaminsky, et al.)
60 Look After the Lobsters Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.6366 (Thiele, et al.) S.4314 (LaValle, et al.)
59 Waste Not, Want Not Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.4398-A (Abinanti) S.4176-A (Harckham)
58 Private Well Water Testing Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.1103-A (Jaffee, et al.) S.1854-A (Hoylman, et al.)
57 Weed Killers Not Welcome Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.732-A (Rosenthal, et al.) S.6502 (Serrano)
56 Banning Fracking Waste Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.101 (Buchwald, et al.) S.437 (Hoylman, et al.)
55 Expanding Drinking Water Testing Major Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7839 (Gottfried, et al.) S,6625 (Skoufis)
54 Redefined Development Rights Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7845-A (Thiele, et al.) S.6231-A (LaValle)
53 Travel Without Plastic Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee 7662-A (Englebright, et al.) S.5282-A (Kaminsky)
52 Protecting the Birds and the Bees Major Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7639-A (Englebright, et al.) S.5816 (Hoylman, et al.)
51 Safer Sofas Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.6260-A (Gunther, et al.) S.6512 (Harckham, et al.)

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