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
30 Paint Stewardship Beneficial Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.6373 (Englebright, et al.) S.4351 (Kennedy, et al.)
29 Dangerous Jewelry Beneficial Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.6041 (Ryan, et al.) S.4046 (Parker, et al.)
28 Water Withdrawal Transparency Beneficial Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.6244 (Englebright, et al.) S.1724 (Skoufis, et al.)
27 Polluter Pays Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.5477-C (Thiele, et al.) S.3337-C (Gaughran, et al.)
26 Chlorpyrifos Ban Major Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.2477-B (Englebright, et al.) S.5343 (Kaminsky, et al.)
25 Tapping Climate Funds to Bail Out LIPA Major Detriment In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.2585 (Lavine, et al.) S.2852-A (Flanagan, et al.)
24 The Child Safe Products Act Major Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.6296-A (Englebright, et al.) S.501-B (Kaminsky, et al.)
23 1,4-dioxane Ban Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.6295-A (Englebright, et al.) S.4389-B (Kaminsky, et al.)
22 Better Bottle Bill Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.5028-A (Englebright, et al.) S.2129-A (Kaminsky)
21 Restricting Nitrogen Fertilizer Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.4568 (Englebright, et al.) S.2130 (Kaminsky, et al.)
20 Freshwater Wetland Protections Major Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.3658 (Englebright, et al.) S.5576 (Mayer, et al.)
19 Modernizing FOIL Beneficial Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.121-A (Buchwald, et al.) S.1630-B (Skoufis, et al.)
18 What's in Your Water? Beneficial Passed Senate, In Assembly Committee A.3040 (Vanel, et al.) 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 Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.4879 (Ramos, et al.) S.4920 (Sanders)
15 Climate of Delay Detriment In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.2720-B (Cusick, et al.) S.2352-B (Parker, et al.)
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, Passed Assembly A.4294 (Cusick, et al.) S.23 (Parker, et al.)
11 Environmental Justice For All Substantial Benefit Passed Senate, Passed Assembly A.1564 (Peoples-Stokes, et al.) S.2385 (Parker, et al.)

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