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 legislative and budget items that CCE will be working to advance or oppose in the 2019 New York State legislative session.

Legislative Agenda Items:

Atlantic Menhaden Protection (A. 2571 – Englebright / S. 2317 Kaminsky)
Prohibits harvesting Atlantic menhaden with purse seines in New York State waters.
CCE's Memo of Support for Atlantic Menhaden Protection

Prohibit State Authorizations for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling (A. 2572 – Englebright / S. 2316 – Kaminsky)
Prohibits state authorizations related to offshore drilling.
CCE's Memo of Support for the Prohibition of Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Ban 1,4-Dioxane in Consumer Products (A.6295 - Englebright / S.4389 – Kaminsky)
Prohibits the sale of cosmetics and cleaning products that contain 1,4-dioxane.
CCE’s Memo of Support for the Ban of 1,4-Dioxane in Consumer Products

Reducing Disposable Bag Pollution (S. 95 – Kaminsky / A.5753 - Englebright)
Bans single-use plastic carryout bags and places a fee on paper bags.
CCE's Memo of Support for Reducing Disposable Bag Pollution

Bottle Bill Expansion (A.5028a – Englebright / No Same As)
Expands bottle bill to include deposit on non-carbonated beverages, glass wine and liquor bottles
CCE’s Memo of Support for Bottle Bill Expansion

Chlorpyrifos Ban (A. 2477 – Englebright / S.2156 – Kaminsky)
Bans the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in New York State.
CCE’s Memo of Support for Banning Chlorpyrifos

Child Safe Products Act (A.6296a – Englebright / S.501b - Kaminsky)
Prohibits sale of children’s products that contain dangerous chemicals
CCE’s Memo of Support for Child Safe Products Act

Wetlands Protection (A.3658 – Englebright / No Same As)
Protects and regulate all New York State freshwater wetlands one acre or greater
CCE’s Memo of Support for Wetlands Protection

Paint Stewardship (A.6373 – Englebright / S. 4351 – Kennedy)
Establishes a postconsumer paint collection program
CCE’s Memo of Support for Paint Stewardship

Ban PFAS in Food Packaging (A. 4739 – Fahy / S.2000 Hoylman)
Bans the the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in food packaging
CCE’s Memo in Support for Banning PFAS in Food Packaging 

Ban PFAS in Firefighting Foam (S.439 – Hoylman / A.445 – Steck)
Bans the entire class of PFAS chemicals from class B firefighting foam used and manufactured in New York
CCE’s Memo in Support of Banning PFAS in Firefighting Foam 

Ban Coal Tar in Pavement Products (A.1304 – Rosenthal / No Same As)
Bans the sale and use of coal tar in pavement products
CCE’s  Memo in Support of Banning Coal Tar in Pavement Products

Expanded Stream Protection (A.4666 – Ryan / S.5612 – Harckham)
Includes class C and D waterways as “protected streams”
CCE’s Memo in Support of Expanding Stream Protections

Water Pollution Accountability (A.5477 – Thiele / S.3337 – Gaughran)
Clarifies statute of limitations for water suppliers to hold polluters accountable
CCE’s Memo in Support of Holding Water Polluters Accountable


CCE’s 2019 Budget Priorities Memo
CCE’s Testimony on the 2019-20 Budget from January 23, 2019
CCE’s Memo for Food Donations and Recycling in the 2019-20 Budget