Keeping you up to date on climate bills in New York State

Bills denoted with an A are in the Assembly, bills denoted with an S are in the Senate.

Current as of 19 April 2020

Codifying NYS Fracking Ban: S.6906 (Metzger)/A.9678 (Englebright)

  Prohibits horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing. 


Renewable Energy Siting: Part JJJ Executive Budget: S.7508-A)/A.9508-A

 Support for reform of renewable energy siting to accelerate the growth of renewable energy facilities necessary to meet New York’s climate action and renewable energy goals. 


Plant-Based Food in Schools: S.1472 (Hoylman)/A.1624 (Gottfried)

 Requires public schools to offer plant-based food options in food service. 


Electric Vehicle Sales Tax Exemption: A.6434-A (Fahy)/S.3827-A (Metzger)

 Provides an exemption for the sale of the first $35,000 for a battery, electric, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from state sales and compensating use taxes; authorizes local governments to elect such incentives.  


State Electric Vehicle Fleet: A.7567 (Fahy)/S.5439 (Metzger)

 Relates to the purchase of fuel economy, battery, electric and hybrid passenger vehicles by the office of general services.