senate Bill S6242

Relates to requiring bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of common carriers

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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
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Summary

Relates to requiring bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of common carriers.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6242
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §113, Transp L

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BILL NUMBER:S6242

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to
requiring bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of
common carriers

PURPOSE:

To require bomb resistant garbage receptacles in all transportation
facilities relating to the transportation of passengers or property
from one point to another within the state of New York by any common
carrier performing such service.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

§ 1.Section 113 of the transportation law is added providing that:

1. Every corporation, person or common carrier performing
transportation services regulated under the Transportation Act shall
furnish its public facilities with bomb or blast resistant garbage
receptacles.

2. The minimum specifications of the bomb or blast resistant garbage
receptacles shall be determined by the New York State Division of
Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION:

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our nation and our
state has had to increase measures to protect our citizens against
terrorist attacks. Terrorists have traditionally targeted transit
centers in order to inflict physical harm and massive terror on its
victims. In 2004 a bombing in the Moscow subway killed 41 people and
wounded 120 others, a bombing in the Madrid subway in 2004 killed 191
people and wounded 1,800 others and a bombing in the London subway in
2005 killed 52 people and wounded nearly 700 others.

One way of protecting our citizens from potential bombings in transit
centers is to require the carriers to place bomb or blast resistant
garbage receptacles in transit centers. The use of bomb or blast
resistant garbage receptacles will protect against fragments and other
materials such as shrapnel, nails and screws commonly used in bombs,
secondary fragments from near the charge including trash contained in
receptacles, blast pressure and fireballs caused by the blast.

This bill will mandate that all common carriers operating in the State
of New York place bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in their
public facilities to protect the citizens using those facilities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


No Cost to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6242

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring bomb or
  blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of common carriers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The transportation law is amended by adding a new section
113 to read as follows:
  S 113. BOMB  RESISTANT  GARBAGE  RECEPTACLES.  1.  EVERY  CORPORATION,
PERSON  OR  COMMON  CARRIER  PERFORMING  A SERVICE DESIGNATED IN SECTION
NINETY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL ONLY FURNISH, WITH RESPECT TO FACILI-
TIES THERETO, BOMB OR BLAST RESISTANT GARBAGE RECEPTACLES.
  2. THE MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BOMB OR BLAST  RESISTANT  GARBAGE
RECEPTACLES  SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOME-
LAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13307-01-4

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