senate Bill S715

Requires railroads transporting hazardous materials through the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to give advance notice

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4663
Versions:
S715
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S715

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring all
railroads transporting hazardous materials through the counties of
Nassau and Suffolk to give advance notice to the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority, local governments and municipalities, and
law enforcement and first responder personnel located within a quarter
mile of the railroad tracks


PURPOSE :
Requires railroads transporting hazardous materials through the
counties of Nassau and Suffolk to give advance notice.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Section one amends subdivision 3 of section 14-f of the transportation
law by adding a new paragraph (c) which requires private or public
railroads to give twenty-four hour advance notice to the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority, local governments and municipalities, and
law enforcement and first responder personnel located within a quarter
mile of the railroad tracks prior to transporting hazardous materials
across the counties of Nassau and Suffolk.

EXISTING LAW :
None applicable.

JUSTIFICATION :
Currently, local authorities in Nassau and Suffolk are not aware of
hazardous materials being shipped via railroad across their
communities. In the event of an accident involving these materials,
first-responders would be at a disadvantage in coping with the
situation. By requiring all railroads to give twenty-four hour notice
prior to the transportation of hazardous materials across the counties
of Nassau and Suffolk, this bill gives authorities the ability to
respond more efficiently to potential accidents or disasters involving
such materials.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
On the thirtieth day after having become a law.
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