assembly Bill A7606

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the idling of any passenger vehicle for more than 3 consecutive minutes

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Apr 18, 2012 reported referred to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
May 11, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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A7606 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง19-0326, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1228
2015-2016: A315
2017-2018: A923
2019-2020: A1698

A7606 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the idling of any passenger vehicle, with certain exceptions, for more than 3 consecutive minutes; first violation is a warning, second violations of such section are traffic infractions punishable by a fine of $150.

A7606 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7606

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ABINANTI, GALEF, LATIMER, KAVANAGH, GOTTFRIED,
  JAFFEE, LAVINE, PAULIN -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  idling time of passenger vehicles

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 19-0326 to read as follows:
S 19-0326. EMISSIONS FROM DIESEL ENGINES AND PASSENGER VEHICLES; LIMITA-
            TIONS.
  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PASSENGER VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY MOTOR VEHICLE, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK
WITH  A  GROSS  VEHICLE WEIGHT OF EIGHTY-FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS OR LESS, OR
ANY OTHER VEHICLE WHOSE PRIMARY USE IS NONCOMMERCIAL PERSONAL  TRANSPOR-
TATION.   SUCH DEFINITION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE "MOTORCYCLE", "TAXICAB" AND
"LIVERY" AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE  OF  THE  VEHICLE  AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  (B)  "HYBRID-ELECTRIC  VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY PASSENGER VEHICLE WHICH
DRAWS PROPULSION FROM BOTH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (OR HEAT ENGINE
THAT USES COMBUSTIBLE FUEL), AN ENERGY  STORAGE  DEVICE  AND  EMPLOYS  A
REGENERATIVE VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM THAT RECOVERS WASTE ENERGY TO CHARGE
SUCH ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE.
  2.   NO PERSON SHALL ALLOW OR PERMIT THE ENGINE OF A PASSENGER VEHICLE
TO IDLE FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE MINUTES WHEN THE PASSENGER VEHI-
CLE IS NOT IN MOTION, EXCEPT THAT THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY WHEN:
  (A) SUCH VEHICLE IS FORCED TO REMAIN  MOTIONLESS  BECAUSE  OF  TRAFFIC
CONDITIONS OVER WHICH THE OPERATOR THEREOF HAS NO CONTROL;
  (B)  REGULATIONS  ADOPTED  BY  A FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY HAVING
JURISDICTION REQUIRE THE  MAINTENANCE  OF  A  SPECIFIC  TEMPERATURE  FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09192-04-1