Bill Memos 2018

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.

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 Nicholas Moore at nmoore@eany.org or (518) 462-5526 ext. 230 with inquiries. 

Super Bills

Every year, a few bills are identified as environmental priorities, or "Super Bills." The Super Bills are all three-tree bills and are included as part of lawmakers’ scores in our sister organization's (EPL/Environmental Advocates) Environmental Scorecard, even if the legislation does not reach the floor of the Senate or Assembly for a vote.

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Memo Note Summary & Evaluation Rating Status Assembly Bill Senate Bill
90 Paint Stewardship Beneficial Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.11245 (Peoples-Stokes, et al.) S.9106 (O'Mara, et al.)
89 Clean Energy and Coal Do Not Mix Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.9038 (Ortt)
88 Trash It II Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.11214 (Cusick, Lifton) S.8109-B (Helming, et al.)
87 Solar Panel Takeback Program Substantial Benefit Passed Senate No Same As S.2837-B (O'Mara, et al.)
86 Paint Stewardship Version II Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.2242-A (Peoples-Stokes, et al.) No Same As
85 Menstrual Product Ingredient Disclosure Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.521-A (Rosenthal, et al.) No Same As
84 Railroad Creosote Ban Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.10163 (Thiele) S.8053 (LaValle)
83 Discouraging Plastic Straws Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.9994-B (Rosenthal, et al.) S.8726-B (Hoylman)
82 Banning Fracking Waste Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.302-B (Buchwald, et al.) S.98 (Hoylman, et al.)
81 Birds and Bees Protection Act Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.11093-A (Englebright) No Same As
80 Fuel Oil Phaseout Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.11117-A (RULES at the request of Paulin, Englebright) No Same As
79 Trash It Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.10277-A (Cusick, et al.) No Same As
78 Toxic-Free Food Packaging Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee No Same As S.8576 (Hoylman, et al.)
77 Toxic-Free Foam Major Benefit In Senate Committee A.11181 (Steck) S.8575 (Hoylman, et al.)
76 Protecting the Albany Pine Bush Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.11039 (Fahy, et al.) S.8596 (Amedore, et al.)
75 Drinking Water Transparency II Beneficial Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.10927 (Gottfried) S.6655 (Hannon, et al.)
74 NYSERDA is Not an ATM Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.8326 (Murphy)
73 Redefining "Renewable" Fuels Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.7255-A (Ritchie, et al.)
72 Restoring Certainty for Solar Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.10474 (Englebright, et al.) S.8273 (Griffo, et al.)
71 Food Wasted Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.10699 (Englebright, et al.) No Same As

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