Up-to-the minute information about bills is written up on the front page of this blog, bill by bill.  This page is the place to read about all the bills having to do with gas exploration and extraction that are under consideration, and then read what others think about them in the comments (or share your own thoughts!).  There are links included in each bill’s summary to two sites: the State Senate site for the bill, and the State Assembly site.  Both give basically the same info, in a slightly different format.

Remember: in order to become a law, a bill must pass both houses AND be signed by the Governor– therefore, a bill that does not have a “same as” bill in the opposite house is probably not close to being enacted.

End of Session 2011 Bill Summary

This summary is maddeningly simple to write– basically, with the exception of the Water Withdrawal Bill, all the bills introduced pertaining to hydrofracking were not advanced to a vote in the Senate.  This is consistent with the Republican position, often repeated to citizen lobbyists, that the legislature must wait to let the DEC do its job under the SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act) prior to taking any actions to directly intervene.  This, in some ways, narrows the conversation, as the SEQRA regulations require that environmental impacts identified be mitigated, if possible.  A CHOICE about whether or not mitigation (rather than prohibition of the environmentally risky action) would be preferable cannot legally be made within the SEQRA process.  Any impact that CAN be mitigated, must be allowed to be mitigated, and only an impact that cannot be mitigated can lead to prohibition of the activity in that area.

There is some chance that at least the Senate will be reconvened in the fall in an extraordinary session to deal with some business that was left undone (health care exchanges).  Should that happen, there is some chance that some of these bills could be considered.  However, that is unlikely, in my opinion.  At that point, the DEC will still be in-process of receiving and/or reviewing public comments, and the final SGEIS will not yet have been issued.  I think the Senate has made it clear that they do not intend to consider hydrofracking legislation until that final SGEIS is issued.

That said, Senator Seward’s late-session introduction of an only slightly altered Home Rule bill doubtless telegraphed a message to the DEC that Home Rule (local planning and zoning codes superseding DEC regulations) had sufficient legislative support to clear both houses of the legislature, if necessary.  Subsequently, the revised draft SGEIS issued by the DEC incorporated a 180-degree turn on this issue from the previously released SGEIS, and confirms that the Department will not interfere in court cases to support the landowner or mineral rights holder in challenging zoning at the local level.  This is a very substantive legal difference, and may eliminate the need for a home rule bill.

Late Session 2011 Bill Summary

Here are some bills that we are watching in May/June 2011.  Thanks to Sara Hess for the brief status reports; follow the bill title links to the front page article on this blog that discusses them, or follow the bill numbers to the Senate and Assembly website descriptions, sponsor’s memo, and full text.

1.  A7013/S4616Hazardous Waste Bill.  The Assembly (Sweeney) bill has 22 co-sponsors it got; through committee and was referred to codes; Senate (Avella) has 9 co-sponsors, including Grisanti (Environ Con committee chair), so it may have a chance to get out of committee

2.  A3245/S3472Home Rule/Local Control Bill.  The Assembly (Lifton) bill has 12 co-sponsors; it’s still in committee.  Senate (Oppenheimer) has 2 co-sponsors (Bonacic and Seward).

3.  A5318A/S3798Water Withdrawal Bill.  The Assembly (Sweeney) has 21 co-sponsors; it was passed in the Assembly and was sent to the Senate.  Senate (Grisanti) has 12 co-sponsors; on the Senate Calendar, advanced to the third reading, but not yet brought to the floor for a vote.

4.  A7218/S4220Prohibits drilling permits that use fracking.  The Assembly (Colton) has 11 co-sponsors; Senate (Avella) has 11 cosponsors.  No action in either committee so far.

5.  A7400An act to suspend hydraulic fracturing.  1 year moratorium til June 2010.  Assembly (Sweeney) has 32 co-sponsors, out of committee and referred to codes.  NO SENATE VERSION so far.

6.  A2108/S893Strict liability Act.  Assembly (Lifton) has 9 co-sponsors; Senate (Krueger) has no co-sponsors.

2011 Session Bills

The Assembly website has not, as yet, been updated to include this year’s bill numbers.  Therefore, each bill is listed with 2010 bill numbers first– the link to the bill will be in this area for the Assembly.  Senate 2011 bill numbers are linked to the Senate’s website.

A2108/S893

S893-2011 (Kruegar)

A9414 (Lifton), “The Natural Gas Exploration and Extraction Liability Act of 2010”. It imposes strict liability for all damages shown to be caused by activities associated with hydrofracking techniques.

A3245

A10633 (Lifton) makes clear that local land use ordinances may                 dictate where oil, gas, and solution mining is allowed.

A3125/S2558

S2558-2011 (Seward)

A11494 (Lifton) rules and regs re: drilling, shall apply equally to all wells statewide.

A3140

A10090 (Sweeney) would prevent drillers from disposing drill cuttings on site.

A2922

A10091 (Sweeney) would require full-disclosure of fracking  chemicals and prohibit the use of chemicals that pose a risk to human health, including chemicals that are persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic, as defined by the EPA, or are mutagens.

A3579

A10292 (Sweeney) would increase bonding requirements and require permit applicants to submit an approved drilling use plan that includes water usage, fluid storage and disposal measures, a signed contract with a disposal facility, site-specific biological and water quality data and a comprehensive reclamation plan.

A4237

A1322 (Brennan), which establishes a moratorium on issuing new drilling permits for two years, allowing more time to study the effects of hydrofracking. We, in fact, have a de-facto moratorium,  as directed by the governor, until such time as the DEC finalizes the dSGEIS.

A1265

A6953 (Ortiz) that prohibits the use of toxic chemicals during the hydraulic fracturing process and mandates the use of non-toxic                  solutions based on citrus oils and other organic materials. Fracking               fluids currently used by energy companies contain diesel, benzene,                     toluene, xylene and other carcinogens and mutagens.

A2914 (Lupardo)

A10234 (Parment) establishes the NYS indigenous natural gas value added task force.

A3082

A10956 (Lupardo) relates to integrated royalty owners.

S786-2011 (Young) establishes a financial security fund for ng and oil producers.

S1234

S1234-2011 (Duane)/A8748  (Brennan) a comprehensive bill regulating several aspects of gas drilling, placing the cost and burden of mitigating any mistakes, contamination or damage on the  appropriate gas drilling company. It prohibits drilling within five  miles of the NYC and Delaware River watersheds or anywhere that is a recharge area of a sole source aquifer, requires the disclosure  of the chemicals in the fracking fluids, allows DEC to prohibit the use of certain chemicals, gives the DEC authority to impose fees  and/or require financial security to cover oversight, compensate local governments for costs due to drilling activity and to ensure  landowners are protected from liability, regulates water withdrawals, audits royalty payments and sets out certain requirements for DEC to include in the permitting process.

A3279

A9480 (Sweeney) Allows a person to institute an action for a violation of the provisions of the environmental quality review even if the injury does not affect the public at large.

2010 Session Bills

TITLE OF BILL :  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to oil or natural gas drilling operations or pipelines under certain water bodies

BILL NO    A00542

SAME AS    Same as S 4233

SPONSOR    Hoyt (MS)

COSPNSR    Brodsky, Cahill, Englebright, Glick, John, Millman, Robinson

MLTSPNSR

Amd SS15-0503, 15-0505, 23-1101 & 23-0305, En Con L Prohibits oil or natural gas drilling operations or pipelines on or beneath the lands under the waters of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, the connecting bays and harbors of such lakes, the connecting waterways of such lakes or along their shorelines; applies to all contracts; includes leases, entered into or renewed on and after January 1, 2010 and does not apply to contracts, including leases, then in force and those entered into before such date.


A00542 Actions:

BILL NO    A00542

01/07/2009 referred to environmental conservation

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00542

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A542


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TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to environmental protection related to the drilling of oil and gas wells, and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

BILL NO    A01322B

SAME AS    Same as S 6654-A

SPONSOR    Brennan (MS)

COSPNSR    Colton, Hyer-Spencer, Skartados

MLTSPNSR   Gottfried, Lifton, Millman, Pheffer, Rosenthal

Amd S23-0501, En Con L

Establishes a moratorium on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells and prohibits drilling within five miles of the New York city water supply infrastructure.


A01322 Actions:

BILL NO    A01322B

01/07/2009 referred to environmental conservation

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation

01/19/2010 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation

01/19/2010 print number 1322a

01/29/2010 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation

01/29/2010 print number 1322b


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01322

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A1322B


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TITLE OF BILL :  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to rights and obligations of a municipality electing integrated non-participating owner status in gas and oil wells

BILL NO    A04542

SAME AS    Same as S 2996

SPONSOR    Parment (MS)

COSPNSR    Lifton

MLTSPNSR   Magee

Amd S23-0901, En Con L

Relates to rights and obligations of a municipality electing integrated non-participating owner status in gas and oil wells; provides that such municipal owner shall not have obligations for taxes, charges, fees or liability for personal injury or damages.


A04542 Actions:

BILL NO    A04542

02/04/2009 referred to environmental conservation

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A04542

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A4542


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TITLE OF BILL :  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to protection of water supplies

BILL NO    A04614

SAME AS    Same as S 2997

SPONSOR    Parment (MS)

COSPNSR    Lifton

MLTSPNSR   Magee

Add Art 23 Title 15 S23-1501, En Con L

Relates to the protection of water supplies; requires an oil and gas driller or producer who affects a public or private potable water supply to restore or replace such water supply.


A04614 Actions:

BILL NO    A04614

02/05/2009 referred to environmental conservation

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A04614

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A4614


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TITLE OF BILL :  An act to amend the public service law, in relation to establishing the natural gas infrastructure act; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

BILL NO    A05585

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    Oaks (MS)

COSPNSR    Barra, Crouch, Finch

MLTSPNSR   Alfano, Bacalles, Barclay, Butler, Duprey, Errigo, Giglio, Jordan,

Kolb, McDonough, Miller J, Rabbitt, Sayward, Scozzafava, Townsend

Add Art 12 SS236 – 242, Pub Serv L

Establishes the “Natural Gas Infrastructure Act”; further creates the natural gas infrastructure grant fund for the purpose of subsidizing up to fifty percent of the total cost of projects by the county industrial development agency intended to extend natural gas supply facilities to rural areas for economic development purposes by the construction of natural gas distribution facilities.


A05585 Actions:

BILL NO    A05585

02/13/2009 referred to energy

01/06/2010 referred to energy


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A05585

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A5585


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TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of certain fracing solutions

BILL NO    A06953

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    Ortiz (MS)

COSPNSR    Colton, Zebrowski, Lifton, Glick, Hooper, Koon, McEneny, Weisenberg

MLTSPNSR

Add S23-0505, En Con L

Prohibits the use of toxic fracing solutions during hydraulic fracturing.


A06953 Actions:

BILL NO    A06953

03/17/2009 referred to environmental conservation

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A06953

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A6953


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TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the  New York state oil, natural gas and solution mining advisory board

BILL NO    A07918B

SAME AS    Same as S 3657-B

SPONSOR    Lupardo

COSPNSR    Gunther, Lifton, Schimminger, Reilly, Crouch, Ball, Bacalles, Cahill

MLTSPNSR   Calhoun, Cook, Gabryszak, Magee, Pheffer, Townsend

Amd S23-0311, En Con L

Relates to the New York state oil, natural gas and solution mining advisory board.


A07918 Actions:

BILL NO    A07918B

04/28/2009 referred to environmental conservation

06/02/2009 reported referred to rules

06/02/2009 amend (t) and recommit to rules

06/02/2009 print number 7918a

06/08/2009 reported

06/08/2009 rules report cal.92

06/08/2009 ordered to third reading rules cal.92

06/09/2009 passed assembly

06/09/2009 delivered to senate

06/11/2009 REFERRED TO RULES

01/06/2010 DIED IN SENATE

01/06/2010 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY

01/06/2010 ordered to third reading cal.535

01/19/2010 amended on third reading 7918b


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A07918

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A7918B


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TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of the drilling of natural gas resources

BILL NO    A08748

SAME AS    Same as S 6244

SPONSOR    Brennan (MS)

COSPNSR    Colton, Millman, Fields, Castro, Lifton, Lentol, Clark, Hyer-Spencer,

Kellner, Lancman, Paulin, Barron, Kavanagh, Skartados, Camara,

Crespo, Titone, Schimel, Meng

MLTSPNSR   Cook, Cymbrowitz, Glick, Gottfried, Jacobs, Latimer, Magee, Maisel,

Nolan, Pheffer, Robinson, Rosenthal, Weisenberg

Add Art 23 Title 29 SS23-2901 – 23-2913, En Con L

Relates to the regulation of the drilling of natural gas resources.


A08748 Actions:

BILL NO    A08748

06/05/2009 referred to environmental conservation

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08748

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A8748


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TITLE  OF BILL:   An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the testing of water when drilling oil and natural gas wells

BILL NO    A08784

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    Sweeney (MS)

COSPNSR    Cahill, Jaffee, Stirpe, Colton, Fields, Reilly, Schimel, O’Donnell,

Lifton, Gunther

MLTSPNSR   Brennan, Castro, Christensen, Cook, Galef, Glick, Gottfried, Hevesi,

Hooper, John, Koon, Magee, Maisel, Mayersohn, Millman, Perry,

Pheffer, Weisenberg

Amd S23-0501, En Con L

Requires permit holders to test groundwater prior to and after drilling wells for oil and natural gas.


A08784 Actions:

BILL NO    A08784

06/08/2009 referred to environmental conservation

06/16/2009 reported referred to codes

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08784

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A8784


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TITLE  OF  BILL:    An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to protecting natural resources in state parks and historic sites

BILL NO    A09073

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    Hoyt

COSPNSR    Colton

MLTSPNSR

Add S3.10, Pks & Rec L

Seeks to protect the public trust in the natural resources in state parks and historic sites by protecting their natural resources (i.e., timber, forest products, oil, gas, sand, rock, gravel or minerals derived from or originating in a state park or historic site) from certain commercial uses; prohibits the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation (and officers and employees thereof) from engaging in various activities related to commercial use of natural resources, that is: entering into leases or contracts with a private party to log timber; selling or exchanging timber, forest products or other natural resources for use outside the park or site; conversion of any natural resource, etc.; the extension of existing leases or contracts for the conversion of natural resources; or the construction of logging roads or skids; defines the terms “conversion”, “forest product”, “private party” and “timber”.


A09073 Actions:

BILL NO    A09073

07/10/2009 referred to tourism, arts and sports development

01/06/2010 referred to tourism, arts and sports development


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A09073

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A9073


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TITLE  OF  BILL:AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the natural gas exploration and extraction liability act of 2010

BILL NO    A09414

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    Lifton (MS)

COSPNSR    Glick, O’Donnell, Gottfried, Miller M, Millman, Schimel, Castro

MLTSPNSR   Cook, Koon, Markey, Pheffer, Weisenberg

Add Art 23 Title 29 SS23-2901 – 23-2911, En Con L

Establishes the natural gas exploration and extraction liability act of 2010.


A09414 Actions:

BILL NO    A09414

01/06/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A09414&sh=t

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A9414


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TITLE  OF BILL:  An act to amend the county law, in relation to leases for the exploration and drilling for and extraction of natural gas and liquefied natural gas

BILL NO    A09727

SAME AS    Same as S 6325

SPONSOR    Magee (MS)

COSPNSR    Crouch, Finch, Lopez P

MLTSPNSR

Amd S215, County L

Authorizes counties to lease county land for natural gas exploration, development and production for five years or as long as gas is produced in commercially paying quantities.


A09727 Actions:

BILL NO    A09727

01/20/2010 referred to environmental conservation


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A09727

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/A9727


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TITLE OF BILL :  AN ACT to amend the

environmental conservation law, in relation

to the prohibition of the on-site storage of

flowback water.

BILL NO A10088
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Sweeney (MS)
COSPNSR Zebrowski, Brennan, Lifton, Jaffee, Kavanagh, Espaillat, Titone,

Colton, Cymbrowitz, John, Magnarelli, Reilly, Spano, Paulin, Castro,

Rivera N, Rivera P, Rosenthal, Hyer-Spencer, Maisel, Perry, Ortiz,

Cook, Weisenberg, Schimel, Fields
MLTSPNSR Destito, Gottfried, Lentol, Magee, Markey, McEneny, Thiele
Amd S23-0305, En Con L
Prohibits the on-site storage of flowback water.


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A10088&Summary=Y
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/A10088

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TITLE OF BILL: AN ACT to amend the environmental


conservation law, in relation to the


prohibition of the on-site disposal of drill cuttings


BILL NO A10090

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    Sweeney (MS)

COSPNSR    Lifton, Jaffee, Zebrowski, Kavanagh, Espaillat, Titone, Cymbrowitz,
Magnarelli, Reilly, Spano, Castro, Rivera P, Rosenthal, Hyer-Spencer,
Maisel, Perry, Ortiz, Brennan, Cook, Weisenberg, Schimel, Fields

MLTSPNSR   Destito, Gottfried, Magee, Markey, McEneny, Thiele

Amd S23-0305, En Con L

Prohibits the disposal of drill cuttings at the drilling site.


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A10090&Summary=Y

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/A10090

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TITLE OF BILL: AN ACT to amend the


environmental conservation law,


in relation to the use of hydraulic


fracturing fluids.


BILL NO A10091

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    Sweeney (MS)

COSPNSR    Zebrowski, Lifton, Jaffee, Magnarelli, Kavanagh, Espaillat, Titone,
Cymbrowitz, Reilly, Spano, Castro, Rivera N, Rivera P, Rosenthal,
Hyer-Spencer, Maisel, Perry, Ortiz, Brennan, Cook, Pheffer,
Weisenberg, Schimel, Fields

MLTSPNSR   Destito, Gottfried, Lentol, Magee, Markey, McEneny, Thiele

Amd S23-0305, En Con L

Relates to the regulation of the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids.


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A10091&Summary=Y

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/A10091


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TITLE OF BILL: AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation


law, in relation to requiring an environmental impact statement for


any natural gas or oil drilling involving


the use of hydraulic fracturing fluid


BILL NO A10092
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Sweeney (MS)
COSPNSR Jaffee, Zebrowski, Magnarelli, Kavanagh, Espaillat, Titone, Colton,

Cymbrowitz, Reilly, Spano, Paulin, Castro, Rivera P, Rosenthal,

Hyer-Spencer, Maisel, Perry, Ortiz, Brennan, Cook, Weisenberg,

Schimel, Fields
MLTSPNSR Destito, Gottfried, Lentol, Magee, Markey, McEneny, Thiele
Amd S8-0109, En Con L
Requires an environmental impact statement to be prepared for any natural gas

or oil drilling involving the use of hydraulic fracturing fluid.



http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A10092&Summary=Y

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/A10092



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TITLE OF BILL :  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to rights and obligations of a municipality electing integrated non-participating owner status in gas and oil wells

BILL NO    S02996

SAME AS    Same as A 4542

SPONSOR    VALESKY

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Amd S23-0901, En Con L

Relates to rights and obligations of a municipality electing integrated non-participating owner status in gas and oil wells; provides that such municipal owner shall not have obligations for taxes, charges, fees or liability for personal injury or damages.


S02996 Actions:

BILL NO    S02996

03/09/2009 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

01/06/2010 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A04542

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/S2996


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TITLE OF BILL :  AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation law,  in  relation  to establishing  a fund for the natural gas and oil producing industry to make financial security affordable for natural gas and  oil  producers who own, operate, maintain and plug natural gas and oil wells

BILL NO    S03410

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    YOUNG

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Add S23-0315, En Con L

Establishes a natural gas and oil well security fund to enable natural gas and oil producers to meet the financial security requirements in the environmental conservation law for the permitting, operation, maintenance and plugging of natural gas and oil wells.


S03410 Actions:

BILL NO    S03410

03/18/2009 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

01/06/2010 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S03410&sh=t

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/S3410


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TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the  New York state oil, natural gas and solution mining advisory board

BILL NO    S03657B

SAME AS    Same as A 7918-B

SPONSOR    VALESKY

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Amd S23-0311, En Con L

Relates to the New York state oil, natural gas and solutions mining advisory board.


S03657 Actions:

BILL NO    S03657B

03/27/2009 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

05/05/2009 REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

06/03/2009 AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE

06/03/2009 PRINT NUMBER 3657A

01/06/2010 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

01/14/2010 AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

01/14/2010 PRINT NUMBER 3657B


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S03657

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/S3657B


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TITLE OF BILL :  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to oil or natural gas drilling operations or pipelines under certain water bodies

BILL NO    S04233

SAME AS    Same as A 542

SPONSOR    SAMPSON

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Amd SS15-0503, 15-0505, 23-1101 & 23-0305, En Con L

Prohibits oil or natural gas drilling operations or pipelines on or beneath the lands under the waters of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, the connecting bays and harbors of such lakes, the connecting waterways of such lakes or along their shorelines; applies to all contracts; includes leases, entered into or renewed on and after January 1, 2010 and does not apply to contracts, including leases, then in force and those entered into before such date.


S04233 Actions:

BILL NO    S04233

04/17/2009 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

01/06/2010 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S04233

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/S4233


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TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of the drilling of natural gas resources

BILL NO    S06244

SAME AS    Same as A 8748

SPONSOR    DUANE

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Add Art 23 Title 29 SS23-2901 – 23-2913, En Con L

Relates to the regulation of the drilling of natural gas resources.


S06244 Actions:

BILL NO    S06244

10/23/2009 REFERRED TO RULES

01/06/2010 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S06244

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/S6244


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TITLE OF BILL:  AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation law,  in  relation  to requiring  permit holders engaging in the drilling, casing, operation, plugging, and replugging of gas wells to post a bond

BILL NO    S06269

SAME AS    No same as

SPONSOR    BONACIC

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Amd S23-0305, En Con L

Requires permit holders engaging in the drilling, casing, operation, plugging, and replugging of gas wells to post a bond which will allow for the construction or reconstruction of any water supply deemed proximate to any permitted work.


S06269 Actions:

BILL NO    S06269

11/05/2009 REFERRED TO RULES

01/06/2010 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S06269

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/S6269


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TITLE  OF BILL:  An act to amend the county law, in relation to leases for the exploration and drilling for and extraction of natural gas and liquefied natural gas

BILL NO    S06325

SAME AS    Same as A 9727

SPONSOR    LIBOUS

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

Amd S215, County L

Authorizes counties to lease county land for natural gas exploration, development and production for five years or as long as gas is produced in commercially paying quantities.


S06325 Actions:

BILL NO    S06325

12/04/2009 REFERRED TO RULES

01/06/2010 REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT


http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S06325

http://open.nysenate.gov/openleg/api/1.0/html/bill/S6325


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