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Memos of Support and Opposition Issued for 2014 Legislative Session:

 
  • A.6328 Sweeney/S.4614 Boyle: Child Safe Products Act
Summary: This legislation provides greater regulation of children's products in terms of exposure to toxic and dangerous chemicals.  
Currently: A.6328: PASSED Assembly 3/18/14; S.4614: referred to the Senate Environmental Conservation
Support Memo (pdf)
 
  • A.3525-A Rosenthal/S.3835-A Lavalle: GMO Labeling

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.3525-A: referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection; S.3835-A: referred to Senate Consumer Protection
Support Memo (pdf)
 

  • A.4741 Sweeney/S.3703-B Grisanti: Expands TRIS-Free Children and Babies Act (not same as)

Summary: Relates to expanding the TRIS-Free Children and Babies act; expands the definition of TRIS to include TDCPP.  This bill limits children's exposure to several forms of the dangerous and toxic chemical TRIS, often used in products as a flame retardant.  
Currently: A.4741: PASSED the Assembly on 1/27/14; S.3703-B: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation 
Support Memo (pdf)
 

  • A.8744 Sweeney: Banning the use of microbeads in cosmetic products

Summary: This bill enacts the "Microbead-free Waters Act" to prohibit the manufacture, distribution and sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads.  
Currently: A.8744: Third Reading Calendar on Assembly Floor
Support Memo (pdf)
 

  • A.8824 Sweeney: Banning the sale of ivory in New York State

Summary: This bill would amend the Environmental Conservation Law, prohibiting the purchase and sale of ivory articles in the state. The legislation would work to close New York as a market for ivory sale.  
Currently: A.8744: referred to Assembly Codes 
Support Memo (pdf)

  • A.7155 O'Donnell/S.675 Avella: SEQRA

Summary: Allows a person to institute an action for a violation of the provision of the environmental quality review even if the injury does not affect the public at large.
Currently: A.7155: referred to Assembly Codes Committee; S.675: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee  
Support Memo (pdf)

  • A.7844 Gantt/S.6797 Libous: Tesla Ban Bill

Summary: Changes portions of the state's automobile dealer franchise law, preventing companies from selling cars directly to consumers in New York State.  This would prohibit Tesla Motors, makers of high-end, gas-free vehicles, from selling cars directly to consumers through their New York stores (rather than a third party franchise, in the same way that Apple computers markets their products to consumers through their Apple stores).
Currently: A.7844: reported to Assembly Codes Committee; S.6797: referred to Senate Transportation Committee  
Opposition Memo (pdf)

 

  • A.7844 Gantt/S.6797 Libous: Tesla Ban Bill

Summary: Changes portions of the state's automobile dealer franchise law, preventing companies from selling cars directly to consumers in New York State.  This would prohibit Tesla Motors, makers of high-end, gas-free vehicles, from selling cars directly to consumers through their New York stores (rather than a third party franchise, in the same way that Apple computers markets their products to consumers through their Apple stores).
Currently: A.7844: reported to Assembly Codes Committee; S.6797: referred to Senate Transportation Committee  
Opposition Memo (pdf)

Past bills we have issued support and opposition memos for:

- 2013
- 2012
- 2011