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
50 Battery Takeback Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.4105 (Englebright, et al.) S.2610 (Metzger, et al.)
49 Foam Free Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.4603-A (Rozic, et al.) S.3069-A (Krueger, et al.)
48 Rethinking Renewables Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7376 (Cusick, et al.) S.6112 (Parker)
47 Save Our Species Beneficial Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.4077 (Barrett, et al.) S.5196 (Kaminsky, et al.)
46 Closing the Hazardous Waste Loophole Major Benefit Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.2655 (Englebright, et al.) S.3392 (May, et al.)
45 Skip the Straw, Please Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.90 (Rosenthal, et al.) S.1477 (Hoylman, et al.)
44 A-B-Cs of Stream Protection Major Benefit Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.8349 (Ryan) S.5612-A (Harckham, et al.)
43 Ban on Toxic Coal Tar Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.1304 (Rosenthal, et al.) S.6308 (Metzger)
42 Day Care Lead Testing Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.6406 (Ryan) S.842-A (Montgomery, et al.)
41 Tackling Lead Poisoning Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7687 (Peoples-Stokes) S.499-B (Rivera, et al.)
40 Incentivizing Sewer Pipe Replacement and Repair Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.2537 (Wallace) S.5219 (Kennedy)
39 Lead Ammo Ban Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.703 (Glick, et al.) No Bill
38 Toxic-Free Food Packaging Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.4739-A (Fahy, et al.) S.2000-A (Hoylman, et al.)
37 PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam Major Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.445-A (Steck, et al.) S.439-A (Hoylman, et al.)
36 *Menstrual Product Ingredient Disclosure Beneficial Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.164-B (Rosenthal, et al.) S.2387-B (Persaud, et al.)
35 Enhancing Access to Public Transit Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.3905 (Hyndman, et al.) S.1015 (Comrie)
34 *Cleaner Air for Kids Beneficial Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.6358 (Cruz, et al.) S.2890 (Salazar, et al.)
33 Protecting Vulnerable Species Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.6600 (Englebright, et al.) S.5098 (Martinez, et al.)
32 *It Makes WaterSense Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.2286 (Hunter, et al.) S.354-A (Kaminsky, et al.)
31 Solar Choice for Homeowners Beneficial Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.5896-A (Galef, et al.) S.4742-A (Parker, et al.)

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