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CCE works to advance legislation that will protect our natural environment and public health, while working to oppose legislation that will have an adverse impact on our shared environment. The New York State Legislative Session occupies the first six months of each year. Below is a list of proposed legislation and budget items that CCE will be working to advance in the 2014 New York State legislative session.


Child-Safe Products (S. 4614 - Boyle/ A. 6328 - Sweeney)

Establishes a list of priority toxic chemicals found in children's products and bans the sale of products containing those chemicals.
CCE’s Memo of Support for Child-Safe Products

Prohibiting BPA in Receipts (A. 1654 - Maisel)

Prohibits the use of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical, in receipts.
CCE's Memo of Support for BPA Receipt Ban

Ban TDCPP from Children's Products (S. 3703 - Grisanti/ A. 4741 - Sweeney)

Bans TDCPP, a toxic flame retardant, in products made for children 3 and under.
CCE's Memo of Support for TDCPP Ban

Coal Tar Sealant Prohibition (S.4381- Marcellino/ A. 630- Rosenthal)

Prohibits the use of toxic coal tar sealers in pavement products.
CCE's Memo of Support for Coal Tar Sealant Prohibition

Microbead-Free Waters Act

Phases out plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.
CCE's Memo of Support for Cosmetic Microbead Prohibition

Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food (A.3525 – Rosenthal/S. 3835 – LaValle)

Requires labeling of genetically engineered food.
CCE's Memo of Support for Genetically Engineered Food Labeling


More information on CCE's budget victories is on our blog

VICTORY! $9 Million increase for the EPF - Environmental Protection Fund (EPF)

Highlights why the New York State EPF should be expanded to reflect a backlog of projects and a recovering revenue source.
CCE's Memo of Support for the EPF

VICTORY! $650,000 for take-back programs in NY - Pharmaceutical Take Back Program

Urges New York State to expand its existing hospital and healthcare pharmaceutical take back program to apply statewide. 
CCE's Memo of Support on Pharmaceutical Take Back Program

VICTORY! $500,000 for Sewage Right to Know Implementation

Urges New York State to assist municipalities in improving their technology for sewage overflow reporting.
CCE's Memo of Support for Sewage Right to Know Implementation funding

Agency Funding

Highlights the continuing strain being placed upon New York State agencies, whose staff have been slashed and are not able to adequately fulfill their missions. This includes CCE's request for assistance in implementing the 2012 Sewage Pollution Right to Know legislation. 
CCE's Memo of Support on Agency Funding

Reusable Bag Incentive

Encourages the NYS Legislature to include a 5 cent fee on paper and plastic disposable bags.
CCE's Memo of Support on the Reusable Bag Incentive

CCE's testimony on the budget delivered by Executive Director Adrienne Esposito on January 29, 2014

Updated by bsmith 4/9/14