ESFPA Is in Opposition of the Following Memos for 2023


Memos of Opposition

Bill # & Full Language Link


Bill Description


A. 4601/S. 1725 Opposition Memo  Provides for protection of certain streams; adds class C streams to the list of protected streams.
 February 20, 2023
 S. 2865-A Opposition Memo Includes additional definitions for procedures relating to state purchasing of tropical hardwoods; requires state to maximize the use of environmentally preferable building materials; requires use of information provided by forest certifiers; requires the department of environmental conservation to develop a list of eligible forest certifiers and a chain of custody certifiers.  February 4, 2023
A. 1615/S. 262 Opposition Memo Prohibits the purchase of glyphosate by any state department, agency, public benefit corporation or any pesticide applicator employed thereby as a contractor or subcontractor and the application of glyphosate on property owned, operated or leased by the state.  January 31, 2023
A. 3841/S. 2831 Opposition Memo Requires forest management plans, subject to the approval of the department of environmental conservation, for certain lands subject to a conservation easement purchased by the state and forbids clearcutting on such lands without such forest management plan; increases the jurisdiction of the Adirondack park agency over clearcutting. February 22, 2023
A. 5322/ S. 4246 
Opposition Memo Enacts the "packaging reduction and recycling infrastructure act" to require companies selling, offering for sale, or distributing covered packaging materials and products to reduce consumer packaging, improve recycling and recycling infrastructure, including supporting reusable and refill infrastructure, financially support municipal recycling programs, reduce toxins in packaging and require producers of products to bear the onus for end of life solutions to product packaging. March 10, 2023
 S. 1918 Opposition Memo Relates to agreements, such as leases or easements, related to renewable energy development rights on reforestation areas. March 20, 2023
A. 5682/ S. 4859 Opposition Memo Enacts the New York tropical deforestation-free procurement act requiring that companies contracting with the state do not contribute to tropical primary forest degradation or deforestation directly or through their supply chains; establishes the supply chain transparency assistance program to assist small and medium-sized businesses and minority- and women-owned businesses in achieving compliant supply chains. March 21, 2023
A. 5949/S. 5947 Opposition Memo Prohibits the application of pesticides to certain local freshwater wetlands for local governments that have implemented a freshwater wetlands protection law; provides that any local law or ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall take effect on the first day of January after it shall have been adopted. April 17, 2023
S. 1725-A Opposition Memo Provides for protection of certain streams; adds class C streams to the list of protected streams; exempts soil and water conservation districts which have an MOU with the department of environmental conservation from certain permitting requirements. April 21, 2023