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CTSB00460
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AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYEES.
Status: 3/9/2018 : Public Hearing 03/13
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(H)Service performed after December 31, 1977, by an individual in agricultural labor as defined in subparagraph (1)28H)28vi)of this subsection when: (i)Such service is performed for a person who (I)during any (two consecutive)calendar quarter (quarters)in either the current or the preceding calendar year paid, in each quarter, remuneration in cash of twenty thousand dollars or more to individuals employed in agricultural labor not taking into account service in agricultural labor performed before January 1, 1980, by an alien referred to in subdivision (ii)of this subparagraph, or (II)for some portion of a day in each of twenty (forty)different calendar weeks, whether or not such weeks were consecutive, in either the current or the preceding calendar year, employed in agricultural labor not taking into account service in agricultural labor performed before January 1, 1980, by an alien referred to in subdivision
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AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO MEDIA RECORDINGS AND RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL OR THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.
Status: 4/17/2018 : File Number 552
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That the general statutes be amended to provide that licensing requirements for landscapers include training and information on the use of natural products in lieu of chemicals.
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AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO MEDIA RECORDINGS AND RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL OR THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.
Status: 4/17/2018 : File Number 552
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That the general statutes be amended to provide that licensing requirements for landscapers include training and information on the use of natural products in lieu of chemicals.
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MAHB00391
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An Act providing for more efficient wetlands
Status: 5/30/2018 : House
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A Conservation Commission may administer and enforce a local wetlands ordinance or by-law that is adopted by a municipality, only to the extent that it imposes standards or other requirements that are more stringent than or otherwise exceed those set forth in Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 131 3227 40)and regulations (310 CMR 10.00)thereunder, and only if, prior to adoption by a municipality, the Department of Environmental Protection shall review and approve any such proposed local wetlands ordinance or by-law based upon findings that the proposed ordinance or by-law has a generally recognized scientific basis, is a recommended best practice technique, is necessary to protect unusual local resources that warrant special or enhanced protection, and does not conflict with the Wetlands Protection Act.
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MAHB00443
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An Act authorizing the establishment of old growth forest reserves
Status: 9/7/2017 : House
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If the recommended area appears to meet the definition of an old growth forest as set forth under this section and other criteria established by the secretary pursuant to this section, the secretary may designate it as an old-growth forest reserve after: (i)holding a public hearing within 180 days of the presentation to the secretary, to be held in the region where the the proposed old growth reserve is located; and (ii)consulting with elected officials of each town where the proposed old-growth reserve is located.
(b)The following uses and activities shall be prohibited within the boundaries of old growth forest reserves that have been designated by the secretary in accordance with the provsions under of section 53: (i)new commercial, industrial, roadway or utility development; (ii)new or expanded recreational facilities and uses involving physical impacts to vegetation or soils; and (iii)active timber management practices. Removal or alteration of vegetation and soils, and collecting or harvesting of plants shall be prohibited except in connection with a scientific investigation or restoration program approved by the secretary.
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MASB00407
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An Act relative to agricultural composting programs
Status: 3/9/2018 : Senate
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Agricultural composting regulation is moved from the jurisdiction of the Department of Food & Agriculture to the Department of Environmental Protection.
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MASB00413
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An Act relative to sustainable water conservation practices
Status: 3/19/2018 : Senate
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Establishes an Irrigation Registration Board and requires irrigation businesses and operators to register under the law.
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MASB00425
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An Act relative to drought management
Status: 4/26/2018 : Senate
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The secretary may order water conservation measures, including limits on nonessential outdoor water use, based on the severity of drought in drought regions to protect public health, safety or the environment. Such water conservation measures by the secretary shall apply uniformly to all water users within a drought region.

(e)Notwithstanding section 27C of chapter 29 or any ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation to the contrary, cities and towns shall enforce water conservation restrictions issued by the secretary to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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An Act relative to environmental justice and toxics reduction in the Commonwealth
Status: 3/5/2018 : House
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Proposes to create a department of environmental justice to determine if people in low income and disadvantaged neighborhoods are disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards and devise methods to correct same.
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An Act relative to the re-use of soil for large reclamation projects
Status: 4/26/2018 : Senate
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Sets rules and regulations on the use of soils for projects requiring 100,000 cu yd or more.
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An Act To Protect the Biomass Industry
Status: 8/2/2017 : Carried over to any special or regular session, or both, of the 128th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 1138
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This bill proposes to amend the laws governing biomass facilities in order to help the biomass industry succeed.
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MELD00856
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An Act To Extend the Germination Testing Period for Cool-weather Lawn and Turf Seed from 9 to 15 Months
Status: 5/4/2017 : PASSED TO BE ENACTED
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This bill extends from 9 months to 15 months the time within which the percentage of germination test described under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 7, section 1043 must have been performed on cool-weather lawn and turf seed in order for that seed to be sold. "Cool-weather lawn and turf seed" is defined to include Kentucky bluegrass, red fescue, Chewing's fescue, hard fescue, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, intermediate ryegrass, annual ryegrass, colonial bentgrass and creeping bentgrass.
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An Act To Create Consistency in the Regulation of Pesticides
Status: 4/25/2017 : The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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This bill prohibits a municipality from adopting or continuing to enforce any ordinance or rule regarding the sale or use of pesticides.
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MELD01520
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An Act To Create an Aquaculture License
Status: 7/20/2017 : PASSED TO BE ENACTED
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This bill creates an aquaculture license that exempts the holder from certain requirements in law to hold a separate license for the removal, possession, transport or sale of cultured marine organisms and authorizes the holder to remove, possess, transport or sell cultured marine organisms.
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Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 307: Fees for Testing Weighing and Measuring Devices, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Status: 11/29/2017 : Reported by Representative DUNPHY for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072
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Fees for Testing Weighing and Measuring Devices, a provisionally adopted major substantive rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry that has been submitted to the Legislature for review pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, is authorized.
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MELD01853
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An Act To Ensure the Safe and Consistent Regulation of Pesticides throughout the State by Providing Exemptions to Municipal Ordinances That Regulate Pesticides
Status: 4/4/2018 : Reports READ
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This bill provides that municipal ordinances that regulate the use of pesticides do not apply to commercial applicators and spray contracting firms and to private applicators when the private applicators are producing agricultural or horticultural commodities.
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NHHB01226
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A bill relative to restricting the watering of lawns through the use of private wells.
Status: 01/03/2018 : Prefiled
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This bill deletes private wells from restrictions on the watering of lawns.
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NHHB01233
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A bill preempting local regulation of seeds and fertilizer.
Status: 01/03/2018 : Prefiled
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Except as otherwise specifically provided in this subdivision, no ordinance or regulation of local government, including but not limited to, an action by a local governmental agency or department, a county board of commissioners or a city council, or a local regulation adopted by the use of an initiative measure, may prohibit or in any way attempt to regulate any matter relating to the display, distribution, growing, cultivation, harvesting, production labeling, marketing, mixing, notification of use, planting, possession, processing, registration, sale, storage, transportation, or other use, or the inspection, analysis, examination, certification, classification, testing, licensing, of agricultural, flower tree, shrub, or vegetable seeds or products or sellers of such seeds and any of those ordinances, laws, or regulations are void and of no force or effect.
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NHHB01376
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A bill repealing the prohibition on collecting seaweed at night.
Status: 01/03/2018 : Prefiled
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his bill repeals the statute relating to collecting seaweed at night.


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NHHB01470
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A bill repealing the timber tax.
Status: 01/03/2018 : Prefiled
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NHHB01473
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A bill relative to the timber yield tax.
Status: 01/03/2018 : Prefiled
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This bill permits a municipality to waive the yield tax on land owned by the municipality. The bill also clarifies the procedure for filing a notice of intent to cut and the subsequent report with municipal officials.
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A bill relative to the use of recycled tire rubber at village, town, municipal, and school playgrounds.
Status: 01/03/2018 : Prefiled
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This bill prohibits the use of recycled tire rubber at village, town, municipal, and public school playgrounds.
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Mandates certain training for DOE arbitrators. No companion bill.
Status: 6/25/2018 : Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
All Versions: Introduced | 1st Reprint
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The department shall not approve any dumping of dredge spoils on any portion of a Delaware River island owned or controlled by the State or a political subdivision of the State, including riparian land, located on a Delaware River island controlled in whole or in part by a Board of Island Managers established by the Legislature, unless (1)the department petitions each municipality owning land on that island to authorize the dumping of dredge spoils on or around the island, and (2)Each municipality petitioned by the department pursuant to this section adopts an ordinance authorizing the dumping of dredge spoils on or around the island. This section shall be applicable to all dumping of dredge spoils, including any proposed dumping on an existing dredge spoil bank.
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Requires licensure of pain management clinics, establishes process to identify abnormal drug usage and prescribing practices, modifies requirements for opioid prescriptions and medication-assisted treatment, authorizes use of non-opioid advance directives, and addresses liability. No companion bill.
Status: 6/18/2018 : Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
All Versions: Introduced
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The governing body of a municipality may establish a district for the purpose of encouraging, accommodating, and financing renewable energy improvements on real property within that area of the municipality. A district shall include only property for which an owner executes an agreement consenting to the inclusion of the property within the district and the imposition of a special assessment on the property for the purpose of financing renewable energy improvements on that property.
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Allows law enforcement agencies to provide juvenile-family crisis information to principal of juvenile's school for planning programs relevant to juvenile's educational and social development. Companion bill: A4148.
Status: 6/18/2018 : Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
All Versions: Introduced
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20Environmentally responsible business equipment20 means machinery, apparatus, or equipment which is used directly and primarily in producing, fabricating, processing, printing or imprinting tangible personal property, and which (1)has not previously been put in service in New Jersey, (2)has a useful life exceeding one year, and (3)is powered predominately by a system of renewable energy or exceeds by a substantial margin the average energy efficiency consumption or usage standards of all other comparable machinery, apparatus, or equipment available to the taxpayer at the time of purchase.
20Renewable energy20 means (1)electric energy produced from solar technologies, photovoltaic technologies, wind energy, fuel cells, geothermal technologies, wave or tidal action, methane gas from landfills, a resource recovery facility, a hydropower facility or a biomass facility; and (2)energy produced from solar thermal or geothermal technologies.
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By Jaffee | Enacts the "private well testing act"; authorizes the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations to establish standards for the testing of drinking water from privately owned wells.
Status: 05/07/2018 : print number 265a
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Extends public well testing to private property wells and every water test conducted by a laboratory certified by the department and shall include but not be limited to a test for at least the following constituents: bacteria (total coliform)3B sodium; nitrites; nitrates; iron; manganese; iron plus manganese; pH; all volatile organic compounds for which maximum constituent levels have been established pursuant to public health regulations; and lead.

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NYAB00266
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By Abinanti | Relates to the emissions performance standards from outdoor wood boilers.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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On or after June first, two thousand twenty-two, no outdoor wood boiler shall be used in the state unless such device has been tested to determine its emission performance and heating efficiency and certified and labeled in accordance with the criteria and procedures specified in Subpart AAA of 40 CFR 60 and meets the following particulate air contaminant emission standard and the test methodology of the United States Environmental Protection Agency:
(a)Two and one-half grams per hour for catalytic outdoor wood boilers; and
(b) Four and one-half grams per hour for all other outdoor wood boilers.


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NYAB00478
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By Rosenthal L | Establishes the residential open green space tax abatement for certain properties in a city of one million or more; provides an abatement for owners who remove an impermeable surface from a residential yard and replace it with soil and vegetation.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to real property taxation
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The amount of such tax abatement shall be $4.50 per square foot of residential open green space pursuant to an approved application for tax abatement; provided, however, that the amount of such tax abatement shall not exceed the lesser of (a)one hundred thousand dollars or (b)the tax liability for the eligible building in the tax year in which the tax abatement is taken.

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By Gunther | Prohibits assessors from increasing the assessments of forestland based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon; establishes the forestland taxation task force to study and make recommendations on the assessment and taxation of privately owned forestlands.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to real property taxation
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2. On and after January 1, 2018, no assessor of any local assessing unit shall increase that portion of the assessment of real property which pertains to the stumpage value of trees on any parcel of privately owned real property to which a stumpage value is assigned on the effective date of this act, as determined from the assessment from the immediately preceding assessment roll.
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By Rosenthal L | Relates to directing the department of health to study the potential health risks and effects of glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphosphonic acid; requires the commissioner of health to prepare a report for the governor and the legislature that includes the findings of such study, and to conduct an outreach program to inform local governments, private organizations, schools and the public regarding the findings of such report.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to health
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By Pretlow | Excludes environmental contamination from consideration as a factor for assessment.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to real property taxation
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Section 706 of the real property tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
3. For the purposes of assessment, environmental contamination shall be excluded from consideration.
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By Abinanti | Authorizes local governments to adopt a local law or ordinance requiring property owners to replace each tree removed from their property with up to three trees and authorizes the imposition of property tax credits and reasonable fines.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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27 9-1505. Replacement of trees.
Any local government is authorized and empowered to adopt a local law or ordinance requiring a property owner to plant trees in replacement of trees removed from the property owner's property. Such local law or ordinance may require the property owner to plant up to three trees for each tree removed and may include property tax credits and reasonable fines as determined by the municipality.
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By Murray | Relates to the regulation of mulch operations.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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27 27-0111. Regulation of mulch operations.
The department shall submit for public comment, proposed regulations consisting of new regulatory criteria for mulch processing and storage, regulating large mulch operations in counties having a population of one million or more, no later than January thirty-first, two thousand eighteen. The regulations shall take into consideration environmental concerns, public safety concerns, and quality of life concerns.
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By Englebright | Relates to water quality testing for land clearing debris and compost facilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Status: 11/29/2017 : SIGNED CHAP.449
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27 15-0517. Water quality testing requirements for land clearing debris and compost facilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
1. In Nassau and Suffolk counties, the department shall promulgate rules and regulations to prevent water quality and other environmental impairments resulting from land clearing debris facilities or composting facilities. Such regulations shall at a minimum require:
(a)quarterly up gradient and down gradient water quality testing;
(b)setbacks from drinking water supply wells and surface water bodies; and
(c)dust and odor suppression and fire risk minimization.
2. The department shall in the case of a primary recharge area, and may for other recharge areas, promulgate rules and regulations to be implemented twenty-four months after the effective date of this section, to prevent water quality and other environmental impairments resulting from land clearing debris facilities or composting facilities by requiring the use of an impermeable liner, in addition to the requirements of subdivision one of this section. The department may exempt a land clearing debris facility or a composting facility from the regulatory requirements of this subdivision following a review of the facility's water quality testing results and a determination by the department that such facility does not pose a risk of impairment to the primary recharge area or, if applicable, other recharge area.
3. For the purposes of this section:
(a)"land clearing debris" shall mean vegetative matter, soil and rock resulting from activities such as land clearing and grubbing, utility line maintenance or seasonal or storm related cleanup such as trees, stumps, brush and leaves and including wood chips generated from these materials.
(b)"composting facilities" shall mean facilities that accept more than three thousand cubic yards of waste, either processed or unprocessed, per year.
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By Colton | Requires manufacturers to meet certain standards with their packaging in New York state to reduce waste; establishes the guidelines and sets a timetable by which manufacturers must comply with these provisions.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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this is an extensive packaging regulation which includes the following:
Labeling requirements.
(a)On or after January first, two thousand twenty, every packager shall ensure that the words "Complies with New York state packaging law," or abbreviations thereof, are affixed to all environmentally sound packaging. The presence of such statement on packaging shall indicate that the manufacturer of such packaging certifies that the packaging is reduced, reusable, recycled, recyclable or exempt from the requirements of this section. Use of this statement on any other packaging shall constitute a violation of this section.
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By Rosenthal L | Prohibits the use of glyphosate and products containing glyphosate in any park, playground or picnic area owned or operated by New York state, New York city, or any municipality.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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By Englebright | Directs commissioner of agriculture and markets to analyze samples of all commercial fertilizers for presence of solid wastes, hazardous wastes, or hazardous substances; requires full disclosure of all ingredients.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to agriculture
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AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to regulation of fertilizer products
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By Titone | Requires gas and electric corporations to charge not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth residential rates for utilities.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to energy
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Amends the environmental conservation law, in relation to the management of land clearing debris in Nassau and Suffolk counties
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By DenDekker | Relates to clean air taxis.
Status: 12/29/2017 : APPROVAL MEMO.64
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THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SUBMIT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, PROPOSED REGULATIONS CONSISTING OF NEW REGULATORY CRITERIA FOR MULCH PROCESSING AND STORAGE, REGULATING LARGE MULCH OPERATIONS IN COUNTIES HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE
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By Magee | Directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to develop guidelines for vegetation management plans to be used by persons or corporations that make claims that they provide pollinator protection.
Status: 06/04/2018 : RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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An owner of a solar site may only make a public claim that such site provides benefits to pollinators if such owner develops a vegetation management plan that meets or exceeds minimum standards established by the department,
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By Rosenthal L | Enacts the New York state climate responsibility act; establishes the New York state climate action council to report on greenhouse gases, establish a greenhouse gas reduction plan and to set statewide greenhouse gas emission limits and targets.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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Creates a 28-person commission to evaluate and propose a comprehensive and cohesive set of rules, regulations, programs, and policies for adoption by state agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets, comply with greenhouse gas emission limits, and achieve the widespread conversion of energy systems
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By Thiele | Regulates the planting and selling of bamboo, including definitions and enforcement.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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No person who plants running bamboo or who allows running bamboo to be planted on his or her property shall permit such bamboo to grow beyond the boundaries of his or her property. On and after October first, two thousand seventeen, any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be liable for any damages caused to any neighboring property by such bamboo, including, but not limited to, the cost of removal of any running bamboo that grew beyond the boundaries of his or her property.
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By Hunter | Expands the definition of invasive species to include such species or pest organisms that are considered an infestation.
Status: 01/03/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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"Invasive species" means a species that is:
(a)nonnative to the ecosystem under consideration; and
(b)whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or envi-ronmental harm or harm to human health. For the purposes of this paragraph, the harm must significantly outweigh any benefits; or
(c)present in numbers that such species or pest organisms are considered an infestation and large enough to be harmful, threatening, or obnoxious to native plants, animals, or human health. These should include, but not be limited to, infestations related to the proliferation of vector-borne diseases such as Lyme and tick-borne diseases and the West Nile virus.
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By Simon | Relates to prohibiting firearms as prizes in any game of chance.
Status: 03/14/2018 : referred to racing and wagering
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No person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, municipality or government entity shall allow or implement the nonemergency application of pesticide or lawn care pesticide in any municipal park lands and lands under the jurisdiction of the state office of parks, recreation and historic preservation. Prior to any application of pesticide or lawn care pesticide, the office shall provide public notice at least seventy-two hours prior to such application. Such public notice shall remain posted on the premise and on any internet web site operated by the office for seventy-two hours.
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By Garbarino | Permits the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Great South Bay Sayville to file an application for a real property tax exemption.
Status: 06/19/2018 : REFERRED TO RULES
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27 27-0721. Management of land clearing debris in Nassau and Suffolk counties. In Nassau and Suffolk counties no facility shall accept land clearing debris commercially unless it is in compliance with regulations promulgated by the department to minimize environmental harm, including minimizing fire risk, suppressing dust and minimizing odor.
For the purpose of this section, "land clearing debris" shall mean vegetative matter, soil and rock resulting from activities such as land clearing and grubbing, utility line maintenance or seasonal or storm-related cleanup such as trees, stumps, brush and leaves and including wood chips generated from these materials.
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By Weinstein | Relates to the sale of bonds and notes of New York city, the issuance of bonds or notes with variable rates of interest, interest rate exchange agreements of New York city, the refunding of bonds, and the down payment for projects financed by bonds; amends the New York state financial emergency act for New York city; makes further amendments relating to the effectiveness thereof.
Status: 07/01/2018 : signed chap.91
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Gift for the New York farm to school and school garden fund.
An individual in any taxable year may elect to contribute to the New York farm to school and school garden fund to help establish school gardens and purchase equipment and educational materials to promote students' consumption of local products. The contribution shall be in any whole dollar amount and shall not reduce the amount of state tax owed by such individual.


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NYAB10629
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By Zebrowski | Regulates the practice of student debt consultants by establishing prohibitions and requiring certain disclosures.
Status: 06/13/2018 : REFERRED TO RULES
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Standards for land clearing requiring that any property being cleared of debris as defined by 6 NYCRR 360-1.2(b)2894)for the purposes of commercial or residential building construction be done in a manner that prohibits the burying of trees and/or stumps beneath the surface of the property itself.


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By Abbate | Relates to authorizing and directing the metropolitan transportation authority to implement a free fare program for NYC EMTs and paramedics on public transit systems, the LIRR and Metro-North railroad.
Status: 05/16/2018 : referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
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By HOYLMAN | Provides for an environmental and public health study by the department of environmental conservation on the use of crumb rubber in synthetic turf, a six month moratorium on its installation pending the environmental conservation department's report; and provides for a site specific environmental impact statement whenever synthetic turf installation is proposed.
Status: 01/03/2018 : REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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10. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, a site-specific environmental impact statement shall be prepared for any action that includes the installation of synthetic turf. For purposes of this subdivision, "synthetic turf" means any materials or compositions that include crumb rubber as a component used in place of grass to surface parks, outdoor playing or athletic fields, indoor athletic facilities or other venues. Such impact statement shall include the potential public health risks from exposure to synthetic turf and maintenance products, including inhalation impact, volatility impacts, and impact of hazardous levels of constituents of synthetic turf. Environmental impacts shall be assessed, including migration of chemicals from the synthetic turf into air, water and soil. Such statement shall meet the requirements of the most detailed environmental impact statement required by this section or by any such rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to this section.
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By HOYLMAN | Prohibits the sale and distribution of glyphosate and products containing glyphosate.
Status: 01/03/2018 : REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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By HOYLMAN | Institutes a moratorium on the distribution, sale or use of glyphosate until a task force completes a study regarding the safety, alternatives and use of such compound.
Status: 01/03/2018 : REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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By YOUNG | Relates to the regulation of the sale and analysis of fertilizer; prohibits local governments from enacting any laws relating to the labeling, quality, transportation, treatment or recordkeeping requirements for the sale or use of fertilizer in this state.
Status: 01/03/2018 : REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
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27 145-a. State preemption of regulation of fertilizer sale and analysis. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no city, county or other political subdivision shall adopt any labeling requirement, quality standard, recordkeeping requirement, transportation requirement, treatment requirement or prohibition that is different from or in addition to any such requirement adopted in accordance with this article. This includes any requirement governing production, use, advertising, sale, distribution, storage, transportation, formulation, packaging, labeling, certification, registration, application, importation or disposal of fertilizer as defined in this article.
2. Local legislation in violation of this section shall be void and unenforceable. For purposes of this section, the term "local legislation" means any ordinance, motion, resolution, amendment, regulation, or rule adopted by a political subdivision of the state. Nothing in this section preempts or otherwise limits the authority of any county or municipality to adopt and enforce zoning regulations, fire codes, building codes or waste disposal restrictions.
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By LAVALLE | Prohibits the application of lawn fertilizers that are labeled as containing more than zero percent phosphorous to any watersheds and drainage basins in certain counties where the county legislature has passed a local law relating thereto.
Status: 01/03/2018 : REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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By SAVINO | Requires a study of the implementation of medical marihuana in regards to banking, tax revenue collection, and employment tax collection issues.
Status: 01/03/2018 : REFERRED TO HEALTH
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THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SUBMIT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, PROPOSED REGULATIONS CONSISTING OF NEW REGULATORY CRITERIA FOR MULCH PROCESSING AND STORAGE, REGULATING LARGE MULCH OPERATIONS IN COUNTIES HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, NO LATER THAN JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN. THE REGULATIONS SHALL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS, AND QUALITY OF LIFE CONCERNS.
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By COMRIE | Relates to the recovery of costs for the response costs and damages to natural resources as a result of the illegal disposal of waste and establishes that expenditures made by the department as a result of the illegal disposal of waste shall be a lien against the person who is responsible for such illegal disposal.
Status: 01/03/2018 : REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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A person who is responsible for the illegal disposal of waste as defined in section 27-1301 of this article, or causes a release or a substantial threat of release of a contaminant which presents a substantial danger to the public health or safety or the environment, shall be liable for the response costs and for damages to natural resources. The department, a state agency, or a municipality which undertakes to abate a public nuisance under this title or take a response action may recover such response costs and natural resource damages in an action in equity brought before a court of competent jurisdiction.
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By ORTT | Relates to shoreline resiliency infrastructure regulations and tax credits for twenty-five percent of the costs of such projects.
Status: 05/07/2018 : referred to environmental conservation
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The department shall, no later than January first, two thousand eighteen, develop, adopt and promulgate rules and regulations describing shoreline resiliency infrastructure projects approved for use by home owners, businesses, farmers and non-profits. These shoreline resiliency infrastructure projects shall be preventive measures that could be taken to mitigate the impact of future flooding. The department shall include descriptions of approved shoreline resiliency infrastructure projects on the department's website. Improvements shall be allowed a 25 percent tax credit in the year the expense is made.
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By RITCHIE | Creates zero carbon emission investment program and fund; proceeds collected from the auction or sale of carbon dioxide emission allowances administered under the regional greenhouse gas initiative shall be used to fund the zero carbon emission investment program.
Status: 06/08/2017 : RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN
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Administration by the authority. Within six months of the effective date of this title, the authority is hereby authorized and directed to administer the zero carbon emission investment program. The authority shall implement the program as set forth by the department of public service, in consultation with the power authority of the state of New York, and the department of environmental conservation. The authority is authorized and directed to:
1. use monies made available for the program pursuant to section nineteen hundred six of this title to achieve the purposes of the program,specifically to award zero carbon emitters for avoided emissions;
2. ensure monies are made available to qualifying zero carbon emitters no less than sixty days after the final quarterly auction of that year; and
3. exercise such other powers as are necessary for the proper administration of the program as directed and authorized by the department of public service.
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By HAMILTON | Relates to lead screening and lead poisoning prevention; includes kindergarten students.
Status: 04/25/2018 : PRINT NUMBER 6971A
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The secretary shall develop and implement a program to evaluate and set standards for the plant material utilized in green roof construction in the state and for environmentally acceptable chemical fertilizers used in the maintenance of green roofs. Such program shall include criteria for inspection and certification of green roof plans prior to installation and inspection after installation. Such pre-installation criteria for certification shall include, but not be limited to: height, growth rate, drought tolerance, root systems, irrigation or nutritional requirements, maintenance requirements, production of seeds likely to invade nearby landscapes, generation of allergens and remedial air filtration. The commissioner shall implement a program to inform commercial installers and the public of any prohibitions and recommendations.
Inspection after installation shall include, in addition to pre-installation criteria, the testing of runoff water for environmentally unacceptable chemical fertilizers.
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By LAVALLE | Changes the department of environmental conservation's requirements from cooperating with municipalities to consulting with municipalities regarding harvest closure of crabs.
Status: 04/18/2018 : SIGNED CHAP.21
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Establishes procedures for collecting water samples from private wells.
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By COMRIE | Enacts the New York state senior housing opportunities partnership act and establishes the New York state senior housing opportunities partnership authority; provides that such authority will finance or collaborate in the financing of senior housing opportunities facility projects.
Status: 01/11/2018 : REFERRED TO AGING
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No person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, municipality or government entity shall allow or implement the aerial or ground application of malathion or the pyrethroid-based insecticides resmethrin and sumithrin:
(a)within one hundred feet of any school, day care center or park; or
(b)on other property when children are commuting to and from school and engaged in outdoor activity.
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By YOUNG | Provides a pension benefit parity payment to certain retirees from a state management/confidential position.
Status: 06/20/2018 : COMMITTED TO RULES
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NY Senate version of NYAB10144
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By LITTLE | Relates to applications for minor and major projects before the Adirondack Park Agency.
Status: 03/19/2018 : REFERRED TO FINANCE
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Proposed legislation to identify, record, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state, including electricity consumption, to less than 1999 levels by 2050.
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An Act providing for labeling, signage and restrictions on sales and use relating to neonicotinoid pesticides. | Representative McCARTER
Status: Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, Sept. 25, 2017 [House]
All Versions: Introduced
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Provides labeling requirements and restricts sales to licensed or special users.
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An Act amending the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known as the Right-to-Know Law, in judicial review, providing for criminal penalty. | Representative DUSH
Status: Laid on the table, June 12, 2018 [House]
All Versions: Introduced
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Sets procedures for District Attorney to prosecute employers of illegal aliens.
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An Act prohibiting employment of illegal aliens; requiring participation in the Basic Pilot Program as a condition for Commonwealth contracts or grants; prohibiting business tax deductions for certain compensation; requiring suspension of licenses, registrations and certificates of incorporation under certain circumstances; and authorizing a private cause of action. | Senator RAFFERTY
Status: Referred to LABOR AND INDUSTRY, April 13, 2017 [Senate]
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Prohibiting employment of illegal aliens; requiring participation in the Basic Pilot Program as a condition for PA contracts or grants
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An Act amending Title 3 (Agriculture) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, repealing provisions relating to fertilizer; providing for fertilizer; in soil and plant amendment, further providing for disposition of funds; in seed, further providing for disposition of funds; and imposing duties on the Department of Agriculture. | Senator ALLOWAY
Status: Referred to AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, March 26, 2018 [House]
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Statute revising the fertilizer laws for the state.
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An act relating to the reduction and realignment of supervisory unions
Status: 2/2/2018 : 2018
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On or before July 1, 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets shall adopt under rules regulating treated articles used or sold in the State that may require additional restrictions when use of the treated article will have a hazardous or long-term deleterious effect on the environment or use of the treated article has been determined by the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets to be of such a nature that its use is deemed to be unwise or dangerous.
Treated article means a pesticide or class of pesticides exempt under 40 C.F.R. 3227 152.25(a)from regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, 7 U.S.C. 3227 136-136y.
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An act relating to the conduct of forestry operations
Status: 2/28/2017 : 2018
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proposes to provide that certain forestry operations would not be subject to liability as a public or
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