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 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
25 Good Medicine Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.9576-A (Gunther, et al.) No Same As
24 Toxic Toys Beneficial In Senate Committee A.7950-A (Ortiz, et al.) S.6034-A (Avella, et al.)
23 Parks Pollution Beneficial In Senate Committee A.4001 (Colton, et al.) S.3052 (Serrano, et al.)
22 Child Safe Products Act Major Benefit In Assembly Committee A.8266 (Englebright, et al.) S.1454-A (Avella, et al.)
21 Coal Tar Prohibition Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.1156 (Rosenthal, et al.) No Same As
20 Solar Choice for Homeowners Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.3691 (Galef, et al.) S.7735 (Parker)
19 Safer Sofas Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.3368-A (Brindisi, et al.) S.742-A (Ritchie, et al.)
18 Environmental Justice For All Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.2234 (Peoples-Stokes, et al.) S.3110 (Parker, et al.)
17 Curbing Air Pollution Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.923-A (Abinante, et al.) S.1502-A (Avella, et al.)
16 Pesticide-Free Summer Camps Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.441 (Paulin, et al.) S.1371 (Carlucci, et al.)
15 Expanding the Central Pine Barrens Substantial Benefit In Senate Committee A.8885 (Englebright) S.7235 (LaValle)
14 Tipping the Scales Against the Environment Substantial Detriment In Senate Committee No Same As S.930 (Amedore, et al.)
13 Protecting Kids at Day Care Beneficial In Senate Committee, In Assembly Committee A.2831 (Englebright, et al.) S.1103 (Alcantara, et al.)
12 Dangerous Jewelry Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.7723-A (Ryan, et al.) S.2433-A (Parker, et al.)
11 Drinking Water Transparency Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.2600-B (Sepulveda, et al.) S.2889-B (Dilan, et al.)
10 Lead Lights Beneficial In Assembly Committee A.4345 (Galef, et al.) S.4465 (Carlucci, et al.)
9 Lead Levels Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.6906 (Ryan, et al.) S.6472 (Hannon, et al.)
8 It Makes WaterSense Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.5699-B (Hunter, et al.) S.4591-B (Valesky, et al.)
7 Bethlehem Community Preservation Act Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.3028-B (Fahy, et al.) S.3526-B (Breslin, et al.)
6 Battery Takeback Substantial Benefit In Assembly Committee A.6280-A (Englebright, et al.) S.1448-A (Avella, et al.)