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.

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 Erin Landy at elandy@eany.org or (518) 462-5526 ext. 221 with inquiries. 

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Memo Note Summary & Evaluation Rating Status Assembly Bill Senate Bill
28 Water Withdrawal Transparency Beneficial In Senate Committee A.6244 (Englebright, et al.) S.1724 (Skoufis, et al.)
27 Polluter Pays Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee A.5477-A (Thiele, et al.) S.3337-A (Gaughran, et al.)
26 Chlorpyrifos Ban Major Benefit In Senate Committee A.2477 (Englebright, et al.) S.2156 (Kaminsky, Kaplan)
25 Tapping Climate Funds to Bail Out LIPA Major Detriment In Senate Committee A.2585 (Lavine, et al.) S.2852 (Flanagan, et al.)
24 The Child Safe Products Act Major Benefit In Assembly Committee A.6296 (Englebright) No Same As
23 1,4-Dioxane Ban Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.6295 (Englebright, et al.) S.4389 (Kaminsky)
22 Better Bottle Bill Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.5028-A (Englebright, et al.) No Same As
21 Restricting Nitrogen Fertilizer Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.4568 (Englebright, et al.) S.2130 (Kaminsky, et al.)
20 Freshwater Wetland Protections Major Benefit In Assembly Committee A.3658 (Englebright, et al.) No Same As
19 Modernizing FOIL Beneficial In Senate Committee No Same As S.1630-A (Skoufis, et al.)
18 What's in Your Water? Beneficial In Senate Committee A.3040 (Vanel) S.1455 (Sanders, et al.)
17 B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag) Major Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.5753 (Englebright, et al.) S.95 (Kaminsky, et al.)
16 Toxic Torts Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.4879 (Ramos) No Same As
15 Climate of Delay Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.2352-A (Parker, et al.)
15 Climate of Delay Detriment In Assembly Committee A.2720-B (Cusick, et al.) No Same As
14 Lead Levels Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, Passed Assembly A.5779 (Ryan, et al.) S.1028 (Rivera, et al.)
13 Trash It Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, Passed Assembly A.5029-A (Cusick, et al.) S.2270A (May, et al.)
12 Renewable Energy Retention Act Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.4294 (Cusick, et al.) S.23 (Parker, et al.)
11 Environmental Justice For All Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.1564 (Peoples-Stokes, et al.) S.2385 (Parker, et al.)
10 Curbing Air Pollution Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.1698 (Abinanti, et al.) S.4282 (Harckham)

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