The first sign that a bill might move in the NYS legislative process is when there are identical bills sponsored in both houses.  When those bills are both referred to the same committee in each of the houses, that is a sign that the bills have some momentum, and there will probably be some further action.

Here are some bills related to hydrofracking that are currently in that category:

BILL NUMBER:S3472-2011/A3245 (Oppenheimer/Lifton)

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing
local governments to enact or enforce certain laws and ordinances.

PURPOSE:
To clarify the role of municipalities in governing oil, gas,
and solution mining development within their jurisdiction.

BILL NUMBER: S425-2011/A2922 (Krueger/Sweeney)

TITLE OF THE BILL:
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
use of hydraulic fracturing fluids.
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