assembly Bill A10503

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of wood in subway and railroad tracks; prohibits the use of tropical hardwood

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Jul 01, 2010 held for consideration in ways and means
Apr 20, 2010 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 02, 2010 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

A10503 - Details

Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1209 & 1265-a, Pub Auth L

A10503 - Summary

Relates to the use of wood in subway and railroad tracks; prohibits the use of tropical hardwood.

A10503 - Sponsor Memo

A10503 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10503

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend the public authorities law, in relation to the use of
  wood in subway and railroad tracks

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

  Section  1.  Section  1209 of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 11-a to read as follows:
  11-A. (A) AS OF JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN  THE  AUTHORITY  SHALL
CEASE  PROCUREMENT  AND  USE  OF  TROPICAL  HARDWOODS  FOR  BOTH NEW AND
REPLACEMENT SUBWAY AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES.
  (B) ON AND AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, THE AUTHORITY  SHALL
PURCHASE  AND  USE PLASTIC COMPOSITES, MADE FROM NON-WOOD MATERIALS, FOR
BOTH NEW AND REPLACEMENT SUBWAY AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES.
  (C) NOTWITHSTANDING PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION,  THE  AUTHORITY
MAY  PURCHASE AND USE WOOD MATERIALS FOR BOTH NEW AND REPLACEMENT SUBWAY
AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES IF THERE ARE NO  AFFORDABLE  COMPOSITE  PRODUCTS
AVAILABLE, SUBJECT TO THE PROHIBITIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION.
  (D) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION:
  (I)  "AFFORDABLE"  SHALL  MEAN PURCHASABLE AT A PRICE OF NOT MORE THAN
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY PERCENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF NON-PLASTIC  COMPOS-
ITE SUBWAY AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES MADE FROM NON-WOOD MATERIALS.
  (II)  "TROPICAL  HARDWOOD"  SHALL MEAN ANY AND ALL HARDWOOD, SCIENTIF-
ICALLY CLASSIFIED AS ANGIOSPERM, THAT GROWS IN ANY  TROPICAL  MOIST  OLD
GROWTH/PRIMARY FOREST BETWEEN THE TROPICS OF CANCER AND CAPRICORN.
  S 2. Section 1265-a of the public authorities law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.  (A)  AS  OF JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, THE AUTHORITY SHALL
CEASE PROCUREMENT AND  USE  OF  TROPICAL  HARDWOODS  FOR  BOTH  NEW  AND
REPLACEMENT SUBWAY AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES.
  (B)  ON AND AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, THE AUTHORITY SHALL
PURCHASE AND USE PLASTIC COMPOSITES, MADE FROM NON-WOOD  MATERIALS,  FOR
BOTH NEW AND REPLACEMENT SUBWAY AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES.

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

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