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 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
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 Passed Senate, 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)
9 Energy Star State Grants Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.6599 (Simon, et al.) S.31 (Hoylman, et al.)
8 Environmental Rights Major Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.2064 (Englebright, Gottfried, et al.) S.2072 (Carlucci, et al.)
7 NYS Climate and Community Protection Act Major Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.3876 (Englebright, et al.) S.2992 (Kaminsky, et al.)
6 Pesticide-Free Summer Camps Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.1051 (Paulin, et al.) S.1145 (Carlucci, et al.)
5 Ocean Acidification Task Force Beneficial Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.2573 (Englebright, et al.) S.2411 (Brooks, et al.)
4 *Preventing Overfishing Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.2571 (Englebright, et al.) S.2317 (Kaminsky, et al.)
3 Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Prohibition Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.2572 (Englebright, et al.) S.2316 (Kaminsky, et al.)
2 Reduce Toxic Mercury in Light Bulbs Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.2501-A (Englebright, et al.) S.2139-B (Sanders, et al.)
1 Environmental Justice Zones Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.1779 (Peoples-Stokes, et al.) S.181 (Serrano, et al.)

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