S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
ment Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations and
Government Operations in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the "state workforce
fuel reduction and conservation act"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "state workforce fuel reduction and conservation act".
S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 201-b to
read as follows:
S 201-B. STATE WORKFORCE FUEL REDUCTION AND CONSERVATION ACT. 1.
THERE SHALL BE CREATED WITHIN THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES A STATE
WORKFORCE FUEL REDUCTION AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM, WHICH SHALL HAVE THE
PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING AND ASSISTING IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIES
TO REDUCE GASOLINE CONSUMPTION BY THE STATE'S MOTOR VEHICULAR FLEET, AND
TO REDUCE GASOLINE CONSUMPTION THROUGH SOLO MOTOR VEHICLE TRIPS BETWEEN
HOME AND THE WORKPLACE BY STATE EMPLOYEES AND STATE CONTRACTORS.
2. THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES, IN COORDINATION WITH THE GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND THE OFFICE FOR TECHNOLOGY, SHALL ISSUE
A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER
FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, SETTING FORTH A SPECIFIC PLAN TO
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SOLO MOTOR VEHICLE TRIPS BETWEEN HOME AND THE WORK-
PLACE BY STATE EMPLOYEES AND STATE CONTRACTORS. SUCH PLAN SHALL INCLUDE,
AT A MINIMUM, PROPOSALS TO PROMOTE THE USE OF TRANSPORTATION OTHER THAN
VIA SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLES BY STATE EMPLOYEES TO AND FROM THE WORK-
PLACE, AND WHILE AT THE WORKPLACE: PROPOSALS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT,
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 1611--A 2
PROMOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SOLO TRIP REDUCTION PROGRAM DESIGNED
TO ENCOURAGE STATE EMPLOYEES AND STATE CONTRACTORS TO USE AN ALTERNATIVE
MODE OF COMMUTING SUCH AS CAR OR VAN POOLS, MASS TRANSIT, BIKING OR
WALKING; AUTHORIZING STATE AGENCIES AND AUTHORITIES TO PERMIT ALTERNA-
TIVE WORK SCHEDULES OR TELECOMMUTING FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES AND
CONTRACTORS WHERE DOING SO WOULD RESULT IN A REDUCTION IN HOME-WORKPLACE
TRAVEL WITHOUT DECREASING EMPLOYEE EFFICIENCY; AND A PROPOSAL TO REIM-
BURSE STATE EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS FOR MASS TRANSIT COSTS WHERE DOING
SO RESULTS IN A NET REDUCTION IN SOLO MOTOR VEHICLE TRIPS.
3. THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES SHALL REVIEW THE SIZE OF THE STATE'S
VEHICULAR FLEET, THE POLICIES GOVERNING THE USE OF SUCH FLEET AND THE
ACTUAL USE OF SUCH FLEET, AND SHALL ISSUE TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGIS-
LATURE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, A SPECIF-
IC PLAN TO REDUCE THE USE OF SUCH FLEET IN ORDER TO REDUCE GASOLINE
S 3. Each state agency covered by section 201-b of the executive law,
establishing a program to increase the average passenger occupancy per
vehicle in commuting trips between home and the workplace, shall report
to the office of general services on the status of such program within
one hundred eighty days of the effective date of this act, and on the
fifteenth day of January in each year thereafter.
S 4. Each state agency that maintains its own vehicular fleet shall
perform a fuel efficiency audit of such fleet and shall provide such
audit to the office of general services within one hundred eighty days
of the effective date of this act.
S 5. The department of motor vehicles shall develop programs to
educate the driving public on "smart driving," trip reduction and vehi-
cle maintenance practices that are designed to maximize vehicle fuel
efficiency. The department shall issue a report to the governor and the
legislature on or before November 15, 2016 on the status of such
S 6. Nothing in this act shall impair any agreements which may be made
as a result of collective bargaining or other negotiations between the
state and its affected employee organizations.
S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.