Bill Memos - 2024

Bill Memos 2024

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.

See 2023 Bill Memos here.

See 2022 Bill Memos here.

See 2021 Bill Memos here.

See 2020 Bill Memos here.

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

One Tree rating

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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Bill Memo NumberSUMMARY & EVALUATIONRATINGSTATUSASSEMBLY BILLSENATE BILL
1EV Capable Parking Spaces2 TreeIn Senate Committee,
In Assembly Committee
A3780-C (Fahy)S1736-C (Krueger)
2Lead Ammo Ban2 TreeIn Senate Committee,
In Assembly Committee
A.2084-A (Glick, et al.)S.4976-A (Harckham)
3No Thank You to Plastic Beverage Rings 1 TreePassed Senate,
In Assembly Committee
A.3969 (Paulin)S.128 (Krueger)
4Scaling Up Solar1 TreePassed Senate,
In Assembly Committee
A7269 (Levenberg)S.1179 (Harckham)
5Banning Emissions Tampering1 TreeIn Senate Committee,
In Assembly Committee
A.2704-A (Carroll)S.1948-A (Hoylman-Sigal)
6Open Water Data Act1 TreeIn Senate Committee,
In Assembly Committee
A3299-D (Kelles)S.239-D (May, et al.)
7Electric Landscaping Equipment Rebate1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A5681 (Otis)S5853 (Krueger)
8Lead-Free Parks1 TreePassed Senate,
In Assembly Committee
A5524 (O’Donnell)S.147-A (Gianaris, et al.)
10Curbing Air Pollution2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.3719 (Epstein, et al.) S.5330 (Harckham)
11Intervenor Reimbursement1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A8611 (Solages) S8372 (Parker)
12Clean Deliveries Act2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A1718-A (Mitaynes) S2127-A (Gianaris)
13Banning PFAS in Anti-Fogging Sprays and Wipes2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.5363-B (Gallagher)S.992-B (Hoylman-Sigal)
14Expanded Public Participation2 TreePassed Senate,
In Assembly Committee
A.6584-A (Gallagher)S.2510-A (Ramos et al.)
15Protecting Private Wells From Toxic PFAS2 TreeIn Senate Committee
No Same AsS.7934 (Harckham)
16NY HEAT Act3 TreePassed Senate,
In Assembly Committee
A.4592-B (Fahy, et al.)S.2016-B (Krueger, et al.)
17Banning Fracking Waste on Highways2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.7105 (O’Donnell) S.1538-A (Hoylman-Sigal)
18Shifting the Recycling Burden and More3 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.5322-B (Glick, et al.)S.4246-B (Harckham, et al.)
19Fracking 2.02 TreePassed Senate,
Passed Assembly
A.8866 (Kelles)S.8357 (Webb)
20Clearing the Toxic Airl2 TreePassed Senate,
In Assembly Committee
A.7363 (Septimo)S.3328A (Fernandez)
21eBike Battery Recycling1 TreePassed Senate,
In Assembly Committee
A.7339-B (Glick)S.643-D (Kavanagh)
22Just Energy Transition Act2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A4866C (Kelles)S2935D (Parker)
23Right to Refill1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A4673 (Fahy)S2079 (Kavanagh)
24Expanding Food Donation and Recycling2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A5906 (Shimsky) S5331 (Harckham)
25The GAP Fund3 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.9170 (Kelles)S.8535 (Gonzalez)
26HABs Monitoring and Prevention Act1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.8867 (Kelles et al.)S.8356 (May)
27Increasing Energy Storage Capacity2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A8614 (Barrett)S8229 (Kavanagh)
28Saving Bottle Redemption Centers1 TreeIn Senate Committee
No Same AsS.6869A(May)
29“Expanding Clean Water Technical Assistance1 TreeIn Senate Committee
No Same AsS.4814A (Harckham et al.)
30Green Transit Green Jobs2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.6414 (Dinowitz, et al.)S.6089 (Kennedy, et al.)
31Climate Change Superfund Act3 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.3351-A (Dinowitz, et al.)S.2129-A (Krueger, et al.)
32Enforcement Tools1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.8353 (Simon)S.4886 (Gianaris)
33Electric Bike and Scooter Rebate1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.275 (Carroll et. al.)S.314 (Salazar et. al.)
34Fast Charge NY Plan1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.8869 (Barrett)S.489-A (Comrie)
35Fossil Fuel Phase-out1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.4801 (Paulin)S.2994-A (Harckham)
36Renewable Capitol Act1 TreeIn Senate Committee
No Same AsS.2869-C (Breslin)
37Access to Solar1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.6739-B (Walker, et al.)S.3596-C (Harckham, et al.)
38Expanding Offshore Wind Targets1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A7407 (Barrett)S6327A (Kavanagh)
39Stop Excessive Idling2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A8289-B (Eachus)S1178-C (Harckham)
40Cover Your Crude Act2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.9213 (Fahy)S8703 (Hinchey)
41Tackling Toxic Lead Exposure1 TreeIn Assembly CommitteeA.8452-A (O’Donnell)No Same As
42TREEs Act3 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.9711 (Zebrowski)S.8898 (Krueger)
43Financial Risk Disclosure1 TreeIn Senate Committee
No Same AsS.7704 (Sanders)
44Municipal Access to Solar1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.9030 (Burdick)S.8196 (Harckham)
45Skin Deep Disclosure1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A6969 (Glick, et al.)S4265 (Webb)
46Toxic Torts1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.4472 (Ramos)S.1295 (Sanders)
47Rain Ready NY Act1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.9435 (Gallagher)S.8861a (May)
48Better Bottle Bill2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.6353-A (Glick, et al.)S.237-C (May, et al.)
49Warehouse Charging Stations1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.9173 (Burgos)S.6301 (Gounardes)
50Protecting Wetlands from Pesticides2 TreesIn Assembly CommitteeA.9712 (Burdick)No Same As
51Protecting Access to Community Solar1 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.9810 (Burdick)S.8914 (Harckham)
52Clean Fuel Standard2 StacksIn Senate Committee
No Same AsS.1292 (Parker, et al.)
53PFAS-Free Consumer Products2 TreeIn Assembly CommitteeA.3556-D (Zebrowski, et al.)No Same As
54Find Lead Pipes Faster Act2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.10311 (Paulin)S.9345 (Rivera)
55Protections from Salt Mining1 TreeIn Senate Committee
No Same AsS.7736-B (Webb, et al.)
56Healthy Homes Right to Know Act1 TreeIn Assembly CommitteeA.9572-A (Solages, et al.)No Same As