Atlantic Chapter

Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Legislation

Click here for our Politics & Issues page

Memos of Support and Opposition Issued for 2015 Legislative Session:

  • GMO Labeling: A.617-A Rosenthal/S.485-A LaValle
    Summary: Provides for the labeling of food or food products that contain a genetically modified material or that are produced with genetically modified material
    Currently: A.617-A: on Assembly Codes Committee (5/27/15); S.485-A: Committee discharged and committed to Senate Rules Committee (6/2/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Child Safe Products Act: A.5612 Englebright/S.4102 Boyle
    Summary: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to regulation of toxic chemicals in children’s products
    Currently: A.5612: PASSED the Assembly (4/22/15); S.4102: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Micro-Bead Free Waters Act:  A.5896 Schimel/S.3932 O'Mara
    Summary: Enacts the “Microbead-Free Waters Act” to prohibit the sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads.
    Currently: A.5896: PASSED the Assembly (4/22/15); S.3932: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • (Bad) Micro-Bead Bill: S.4403-A O'Mara
    Summary: Relates to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of personal care products and over-the-counter drugs containing synthetic plastic  microbeads 
    Currently: S.4403: Amended on third reading (4/27/15) - on the floor of the Senate
    Opposition Memo (pdf)
     
  • Styrofoam Waste Reduction: A.5743 Kavanagh/S.2493 Krueger
    Summary: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to food service waste reduction.
    Currently: A.5743: on Assembly debate list; S.2493: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Global Warming Pollution Control Act: A.6072 Englebright/S.205-A Espaillat
    Summary: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to global warming pollution control.
    Currently: A.6072PASSED the Assembly (4/22/15); S.205-A: Referred to Environmental Conservation (1/7/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Shared Renewable Energy Facilities: A.107-A* Paulin/S.3544* Griffo (*not same as)
    Summary: Allows for the interconnection and operation of shared solar and wind facilities to the benefit of consumers that may not have access to suitable renewable energy generation sites.
    Currently: A.107-A: referred to Assembly Ways and Means (5/28/15); S.3544: referred to Senate Finance Committee (2/12/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)

     
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Tax Credit: A.2177-A Ryan/S.2905 Ortt
    Summary: Establishes a tax credit for the purchase and installation of geothermal energy systems.
    Currently: A.2177-A: PASSED Assembly (6/1/15); S.2905: PASSED Senate (4/22/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Sales Tax Exemption: A.5508 Jaffee/S.4279 Ortt
    Summary: Eliminates the sales tax for the purchase and installation of geothermal energy systems.
    Currently: A.5508: PASSED Assembly (6/9/15); S.4279: PASSED Senate (4/22/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Oil Train Liability: A.7625 Fahy/S.5751-A Avella
    Summary: Relates to the financial liability of major facilities, vessels, and railroads.
    Currently: A.7625: on Assembly Debate List (6/19/15); S.5751-A: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee (6/3/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Closing the Hazardous Waste Loophole: A.6859 Englebright/S.884 Avella
    Summary: Relates to the uniform treatment of waste from the exploration, development, extraction or production of crude oil or natural gas.
    Currently: A.6859: advanced to third reading calendar (5/14/15); S.884: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee (1/7/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
  • Lead Agency Disputes: A.7629 Skoufis/S.5603 Larkin
    Summary: Relates to the power of the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation.
    Currently: A.7629: PASSED Assembly (6/8/15); S.5603: PASSED Senate (6/16/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
  • County Review of Annexation Petitions: A.7639 Skoufis/S.5643 Larkin
    Summary: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to referrals of certain annexation petitions.
    Currently: A.7639: PASSED Assembly (6/8/15); S.5643: PASSED Senate (6/16/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)