New York Legislators passed S 2072/A 2064 on April 30, 2019.  This proposed Constitutional Amendment is a bill to amend the New York State Constitution to recognize the environmental rights of the people of New York. This legislation would amend Article 1, the Bill of Rights, of the New York State Constitution to insert a new Section 19, recognizing the inalienable and self-executing right of all New Yorkers to clean air and water, and a healthful environment. The passage of this bill in 2019 is the first step. The same legislation will have to pass a second time in the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding New York State general election. After a second successful passage, the Constitutional Amendment will be voted on by all New York citizens.

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