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.

Sign up for our Bills on the Move email to see the status of the bills we track.

Please contact [email protected] with inquiries.

* 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.

On a mobile device, our bill memo table is best viewed in landscape mode.

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 TreeIn Senate Committee,
In Assembly Committee
A.3969 (Paulin)S.128 (Krueger)
4Scaling Up Solar1 TreeIn Senate Committee,
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 TreeIn Senate Committee
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)
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 TreeIn Senate Committee
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 TreeIn Senate Committee
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 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.8866 (Kelles)S.8357 (Webb)
20Clearing the Toxic Airl2 TreeIn Senate Committee
In Assembly Committee
A.7363 (Septimo)S.3328A (Fernandez)
21eBike Battery Recycling1 TreeIn Senate Committee
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.)