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2018 NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

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. Below is a list of proposed legislation and budget items that CCE will be working to advance or oppose in the 2018 New York State legislative session.

Legislation

Drug Take Back Act (S. 7354 – Hannon / A. 9576a – Gunther)

Establishes a statewide, manufacturer-funded safe pharmaceutical disposal program.
CCE's Memo of Support for the Drug Take Back Act

Prohibit Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling on NY Coastal Land (A. 9819 – Englebright / S. 8017 – LaValle)

Prohibits state authorizations related to offshore drilling.
CCE's Memo of Support for the Prohibition of Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Save Our Waters: Prohibit Offshore Drilling Infrastructure in New York (A. 10608 – Englebright)

Prohibits state authorizations related to offshore drilling.
CCE's Memo of Support for the Prohibition of Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Paint Stewardship (A. 1038A – Stirpe / S. 881A – O'Mara)

Establishes a paint stewardship program to collect and manage unused paint in New York.
CCE's Memo of Support for Paint Stewardship

Ban on Use of Chlorpyrifos (A. 10274 – Englebright / No Same As)

Bans the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos to protect public health.
CCE's Memo of Support for the Ban on the Use of Chlorpyrifos

Prohibiting Wind Power Near Fort Drum (A. 9053A – Jenne / No Same As)

Effectively bans clean, renewable wind power near the Fort Drum military installation.
CCE's Memo of Opposition for Prohibiting Wind Power Near Fort Drum

New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force Extension (A. 8747 – Englebright / S. 7211 – LaValle)

Extends the authority of the Task Force from 2019 to 2022.
CCE's Memo of Support for NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force Extension

Lowering Fees to Allow More Toxic Pesticide Applications (A. 1630 – Skoufis / S. 8045 – Funke)

Lowers the pesticide applicator fees for certain classes of pesticide applications.
CCE's Memo of Opposition to Lowering Fees for Pesticide Applications

Maintaining Net Metering and Restoring Solar Certainty (A. 10474 – Englebright / S. 8273 – Griffo)

Directs PSC and LIPA to restore net metering until 2021.
CCE's Memo of Support for Maintaining Net Metering and Restoring Solar Certainty

Atlantic Menhaden Protection (A. 10506 – Englebright)

Prohibits harvesting Atlantic menhaden with purse seines in New York State waters.
CCE's Memo of Support for Atlantic Menhaden Protection

Low Nitrogen Fertilizer on Long Island (A. 10276 – Englebright / S. 8170 – Hannon)

Allows only low nitrogen, water insoluble fertilizer on Long Island.
CCE's Memo of Support for Low Nitrogen Fertilizer on Long Island

Reducing Disposable Bag Pollution (A. 9953 – Englebright / S. 7760 – Krueger)

Bans single-use plastic carryout bags and places a fee on paper bags.
CCE's Memo of Support for Reducing Disposable Bag Pollution

Beekeeper Registry Program (A. 10362 – Magee / S. 8274 – Ritchie)

Authorizes NYS Ag and Markets to develop a beekeeper registry program.
CCE's Memo of Support for a Beekeeper Registry Program

Budget

CCE's 2018 Budget Priorities Memo

CCE Testimony on the 2017-18 Budget from February 8, 2018

Food Recovery and Recycling Act (in the SFY 2018-19 budget)

Requires large food waste generators to separate excess food for recovery and recycling.
CCE's Memo of Support for the Food Recovery and Recycling Act

Updated by bsmith 6/5/18