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S02798 Summary:

BILL NOS02798
 
SAME ASSAME AS A03510
 
SPONSORKAVANAGH
 
COSPNSRCOMRIE, GOUNARDES
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 8-0119, En Con L
 
Prevents individuals from being denied standing in private actions alleging violations of the environmental quality review provisions of the environmental conservation law solely on the basis that the injury alleged by such individual does not differ in kind or degree from the injury that would be suffered by the public at large.
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S02798 Actions:

BILL NOS02798
 
01/25/2021REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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S02798 Memo:

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S02798 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2798
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 25, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  KAVANAGH,  COMRIE,  GOUNARDES  --  read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
          Environmental Conservation
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          enacting the environmental access to justice act

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "environ-
     2  mental access to justice act".
     3    § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
     4  section 8-0119 to read as follows:
     5  § 8-0119. Standing.
     6    If a person institutes a proceeding under article seventy-eight of the
     7  civil  practice  law and rules alleging violations of this article, such
     8  person shall not be denied standing solely on the grounds that the inju-
     9  ry alleged by such person does not differ in kind  or  degree  from  the
    10  injury that would be suffered by the public at large.
    11    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06410-01-1
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