Bill Memos 2018

Every week during the New York State Legislative Session, Environmental Advocates of New York reviews all of the bills introduced in legislative committees or on the floor of the State Senate and the Assembly. We then issue a memo that summarizes the legislation and describes our position on measures with significant environmental impact.

The purpose of Environmental Advocates' multi-tiered rating system is to weight bills according to their potential impacts - either beneficial or detrimental - on New York's environment. The "Trees and Smokestacks" rating system (at bottom) is designed to place appropriate emphasis on each bill. At the end of each session these weighted votes will be totaled to arrive at a final score for each legislator.

Please contact Nicholas Moore at nmoore@eany.org or (518) 462-5526 ext. 230 with inquiries. 

Super Bills

Every year, a few bills are identified as environmental priorities, or "Super Bills." The Super Bills are all three-tree bills and are included as part of lawmakers’ scores in our sister organization's (EPL/Environmental Advocates) Environmental Scorecard, even if the legislation does not reach the floor of the Senate or Assembly for a vote.

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Memo Note Summary & Evaluation Rating Status Assembly Bill Senate Bill
70 Lead Ammo Ban Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.8742-A (Glick, et al.) No Same As
69 Closing the Hazardous Waste Loophole Major Benefit In Assembly Committee A.2427 (Englebright, et al.) S.1538 (Avella, et al.)
68 Crude Oil-By-Rail Disclosure Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.2029 (Fahy, et al.) S.4560 (Avella)
67 Incomplete Environmental Review Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee A.8964 (D'Urso, et al.) S.624 (Boyle, et al.)
66 Managing Manure Detriment In Senate Committee A.10071 (Magee) S.7812 (Seward)
65 Banning Fracking Waste on Roads Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.4720-A (O'Donnell, et al.) No Same As
64 Unnecessary Air Pollution Fuel Standard Waivers Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.8450 (O'Mara)
63 Bad Bottle Bill Major Detriment In Senate Committee A.6845 (Schimminger) S.3390 (Gallivan)
62 Used Oil Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.9754 (Englebright, et al.) No Same As
61 RGGI Biomass Confusion Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.6063 (Ritchie, et al.)
60 Redefined Development Rights Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee A.10047 (Thiele, et al.) S.7859 (LaValle)
59 Eventual Fuel Oil Phaseout Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.8061-C (Murphy, et al.)
58 Biomass RGGI Evasion Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.6709 (Ritchie)
57 Amends Polluter Spill Liability Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.2822 (O'Mara, et al.)
56 Tapping Climate Funds to Bail Out LIPA Major Detriment Passed Senate A.10496 (Lavine, et al.) S.8235-A (Flanagan, et al.)
55 Power Grab Major Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.4459-A (Tedisco)
54 Memo Withdrawn Unfair Regulatory Dealing In Senate Committee No Same As S.2649 (Carlucci, et al.)
53 Regulatory Rollback Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.327-A (Murphy, et al.)
52 Renewable Energy Retention Act Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.7275-C (Jenne, et al.) S.5549-C (Griffo, et al.)
51 Paperwork Production Act Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.6389 (Marchione)

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