Bill Memos - 2022

Bill Memos 2022

Every week during the New York State Legislative Session, Environmental Advocates NY is busy reviewing legislative proposals and assessing the environmental benefits and determinants of each proposal. Our multi-tiered rating system weights bills according to their potential impacts – either beneficial or detrimental – on New York’s environment.

The “Trees and Smokestacks” rating system is designed to place appropriate emphasis on each bill. Our memo process is a trusted tool and resource for legislators and staff, as well as to those interested in the legislative proposals of our state government. At the end of each session these weighted votes are totaled to arrive at a final environmental score for each legislator.

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* Bill memos marked with an asterisk have been signed into law.

– Bill memos marked with a hyphen have been vetoed.

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Our Rating System

  • Beneficial – Legislation would be beneficial to some aspect of New York’s environment.
  • Substantial Benefit – Legislation would provide substantial benefit to New York’s environment.
  • Major Benefit  – Legislation would be of significant benefit to help resolve a pressing problem facing New York’s environment.
  • Detriment – Legislation would be detrimental to environmental causes in New York.
  • Substantial Detriment – Legislation would do substantial harm to New York’s environment.
  • Major Detriment – Legislation is likely to result in major or lasting harm to some aspect of New York’s environment.

Our Rating System

Beneficial

Legislation would be beneficial to some aspect of New York's environment.

Substantial Benefit

Legislation would be beneficial to some aspect of New York's environment.

Major Benefit

Legislation would be of significant benefit to help resolve a pressing problem facing New York's environment.

Detriment

Legislation would be detrimental to environmental causes in New York.

Substantial Detriment

Legislation would do substantial harm to New York's environment.

Major Detriment

Legislation is likely to result in major or lasting harm to some aspect of New York's environment.

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MEMO SUMMARY & EVALUATIONRATINGSTATUSASSEMBLY BILLSENATE BILL
1Carpet Recycling3 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.9279-A (Englebright, et al.)S.5027-C (Kavanagh, et al.)
3Prohibit New Fossil Fuel Power Plants2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.6761-A (Mamdani, et al.)S.5939-A (Ramos, et al.)
4Leading by Example: EV State Procurement2 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.2412-B (Fahy, et al.)S.2838-C (Parker, et al.)
5Expanding EV Access1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.2578 (Woerner, et al.)S.4092 (Hinchey, et al.)


6Make New York EV Ready1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.4386-B (O’Donnell et al.)S.23-B (Kaplan, et al.)

7Equity in Environmental Conservation Law1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.9057 (Galef, et al.)S.1232 (Gianaris, et al.)

8Procurement Without Deforestation1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.6872-A (Zebrowski, et al.)S.5921-A (Krueger, et al.)
9Scaling Up Solar1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.6838 (Galef, et al.)S.2995 (Harckham, et al.)
10Electric Landscaping Equipment Rebate1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.8327-A (Englebright, et al.)S.7453-A (Krueger, et al.)
11Collecting Utility Affordability Data2 TreePassed Assembly, Passed SenateA.7554-B (Cahill, et al.)S.5451-C (Parker, et al.)
12Redefining Zero Emissions2 StacksIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.8094 (Cusick)S.6497-A (Parker)
13Lead-Free Parks1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.4551-B (O’Donnell, et al.)S.1256-B (Gianaris, et al.)
14Addressing Asthma in Communities of Color1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.5828-A (Reyes, et al.)S.410-A (Biaggi, et al.)
15Siting Process for Dormant Power Plants2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.7768-A (Kelles, et al.)S.7006-A (May, et al.)
16Protecting RGGI Funds2 TreePassed Assembly,
In Senate Committee
A.7611-B (Kelles, et al.)S.6268-B (May, et al.)
17*Zero Emission Engines1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
Signed Into Law
A.8718 (Englebright, et al.)S.7788 (Harckham)
18Energy Credit Donation1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.7703 (McMahon, et al.)S.6919 (Kennedy, et al.)
19Keep Water On1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.9306 (Epstein, et al.)S.7668 (Parker, et al.)
20Toxic Lead Disclosure1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.6608-A (Rivera JD, et al.)S.2142-A (Kavanagh, et al.)
21Gas Transition and Affordable Energy2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A. 9329 (Fahy, et al.)S.8198 (Krueger, et al.)
22Strengthen NYS Coal Standard1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.9178 (Rosenthal, et al.)S.8474 (Sanders)
23Lowering the Fixed Fees on Energy Bills1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.1384 (Carroll, et al.)S.2837 (Parker, et al.)
24Skip the Straw, Please1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.207-A (Rosenthal, et al.)S.1505-A (Hoylman, et al.)
25PFAS in Personal Care Products2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.8363-A (Englebright, et al.)S.8364-A (Krueger)
26Renewable Energy Retention Act2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.8096 (Cusick)S.7027 (Parker)
27Equitable Siting2 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.2103-D (Pretlow, et al.)S.8830 (Stewart-Cousins, et al.)
28Intervenor Reimbursement1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.873-A (Cahill, et al.)S.3034-A (Parker, et al.)
29Skip the Plastic Water Bottle in State Parks1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.8435 (Fahy, et al.)S.7463 (Reichlin-Melnick, et al.)
30EV-Capable Parking Spaces2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.3179-D (Fahy, et al.)S.7406-C (Krueger, et al.)
31All Electric Buildings Act3 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.8431-B (Gallagher, et al.)S.6843-C (Kavanagh, et al.)
32Fresh Air, Lawn Care1 TreeIn Senate CommitteeNo Same AsS.7462-A (Harckham, et al.)
33Low Carbon Fuel Standard2 StacksIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.862-B (Woerner, et al.)S.2962-B (Parker, et al.)
34No Crypto With Environmental Impacts2 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.7389-C (Kelles, et al.)S.6486-D (Parker, et al.)
35Birds and Bees Protection Act2 TreePassed Assembly,
In Senate Committee
A.7429-A (Englebright, et al.)S.699-D (Holyman, et al.)
36A-B-Cs of Stream Protection3 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.6652 (Englebright, et al.)S.4162 (Harckham, et al.)
37Lead Ammo Ban2 TreePassed Assembly,
In Senate Committee
A.5728 (Glick, et al.)S.5058 (Reichlin-Melnick, et al.)
38Renewable Energy Database1 TreeIn Assembly CommitteeA.9602 (Cusick, et al.)S.8378-C (Harckham)
39Protecting Wetlands From Pesticides1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.9079-B (Burdick)S.8378-C (Harckham)
40Banning Emissions Tampering1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.10351 (Carroll)S.6172-A (Hoylman, et al.)
42Siting Process for Dormant Power Plants2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.7768-B (Kelles, et al).S.7006-A (May, et al.)
43Renewables on Reforestation Areas1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.3874 (Cusick, et al).S.659 (May, et al.)
44Enforcement Tools1 TreePassed SenateNo Same AsS.1237 (Gianaris, et al.)
45Community Access to Justice3 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.2261 (Simon, et al.)S.5394 (Parker, et al.)
46Expanded Public Participation2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.6530-A (Barnwell, et al.)S.3211-C (Ramos, et al.)
47Zero Emissions Trains1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.9315-A (Stern, et al.)S.8281-B (Gaughran, et al.)
48Expanding the Energy Efficiency Workforce1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.3996-C (Hunter, et al.)S.3126-C (Parker, et al.)
49Fossil Fuel Phaseout1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.5043 (Paulin, et al.)S.2937 (Kaminsky, et al.)
50Modernizing FOIL1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.8357 (Paulin)S.1821(Skoufis, et al.)
51Environmental Access to Justice2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.3510 (O’Donnell, et al.)S.2798 (Kavanagh, et al.)
52Private Well Testing Act2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.9533 (Abinanti, et al.)S.48-A (Hoylman, et al.)
53Net Metering Expansion to Non-Renewable Tech1 StackPassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.3768-A (Cusick, et al.)S.8327-A (Kennedy, et al.)
54*Education on the Impacts of Idling1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
Signed into Law
A.7722-A (McMahon, et al.)S.6962 (Ryan, et al.)
55Green Transit2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
Passed Senate
A.3090-A (Dinowitz, et al.)S.3535-C (Kennedy, et al.)
56Clearing the Toxic Air2 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.6150-B (Septimo, et al.)S.4371-D (Biaggi, et al.)
57Continue Community Composting1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.7774-B (Epstein)S.6282-C (Kavanagh)
58PFAS in Apparel2 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.7063-A (Fahy, et al.)S.6291-A (Hoylman, et al.)
59Unsustainable Heating Oil1 StackIn Senate CommitteeNo Same AsS.8469 (Kaminsky)
60Access to State Funded EV Chargers2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.9361-A (Epstein, et al.)S.8365 (Krueger)
61Examining Urban Heat in Disadvantaged Communities1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.10001-B (Cunningham, et al.)S.8431-A (Parker, et al.)
62Mercury-Free Skin Care1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.8630-A (Reyes, et al.)S.8291-A (Brouk, et al.)
63Renewable Capitol Act1 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.9341-A (McDonald, et al.) S.8221 (Breslin, et al.)
64Skin Deep Disclosure1 TreeIn Senate CommitteeNo Same AsS.3331 (Rivera, et al.)
65Peak Solutions2 TreeIn Assembly CommitteeA.6251-B (Carroll, et al.)S.4378-B (Brisport, et al.)
66Right to Repair1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.7006-B (Fahy, et al.)S.4104-A (Breslin, et al.)
67Eco-Friendly Ending1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.382 (Paulin, et al.)S.5535 (Comrie, et a.)
68Reviving Expired Biofuel Subsidies1 StackIn Senate CommitteNo Same AsS.3217-A (Parker)
69*Streamlined Weatherization1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
Signed into Law
A.10156 (Rules; Conrad, et al.) S.8980 (Persaud)
70Energy Storage Tax Exemption 1 Tree

In Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee

A.7316 (Cusick, et al.) S.3277-A (Parker, et a;)
71 Fast Charge NY Plan1 TreePassed Assembly,
In Senate Committee
A.10100 (Englebright) S.9363 (Comrie, et al.)
72Electric Vehicle Rights Act 1 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
A.6165-A (Epstein, et al.)S.8518-A (Hinchey)
73*Advanced Building Codes Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards2 TreePassed Assembly,
Passed Senate
Signed Into Law
A.10439 (Fahy, et al.)S.9405 (Parker, et al.)
74Shifting the Recycling Burden and More





3 TreeIn Assembly CommitteeA.10185 (Englebright, et al.)No Same As
75Curbing Air Pollution2 TreeIn Assembly Committee,
In Senate Committee
A.2045-A (Abinanti, et al.)S.2996-A (Harckham, et al.)