|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
|Apr 05, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S36
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- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S36 - Details
S36 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S36 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting idling by heavy-duty vehicles PURPOSE: This legislation seeks to reduce the overall air pollution in New York state by prohibiting more than three consecutive minutes of idling by heavy duty vehicles. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the environmental conservation law by adding a new section 19-0325 to prohibit idling by heavy-duty vehicles for more than three minutes. This bill complements regulations (6NYCRR §217-3.2) that the Department of Environmental Conservation administers. This legislation would establish idling in excess of three minutes as a violation. JUSTIFICATION: Idling engines are a significant source of pollution, have negative health effects, especially increasing asthma rates, and decrease the quality of life for New York State residents. An idling vehicle
S36 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 36 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, DILAN, DUANE, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting idling by heavy-duty 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. PROHIBITION ON IDLING BY HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES. 1. NO PERSON SHALL ALLOW OR PERMIT THE IDLING OF A HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE FOR MORE THAN THREE MINUTES EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THE DEPART- MENT IN REGULATION. 2. THE DEPARTMENT MAY ADOPT AND UPDATE, FROM TIME TO TIME, REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. THE REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE ANY EXEMPTIONS DEEMED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE. 3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION "HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE" MEANS A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING EXCEEDING EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR TRANSPORTING PERSONS OR PROPERTIES. 4. THE DEPARTMENT, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHI- CLES, SHALL CONDUCT OUTREACH AND PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. 5. NO LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE IDLING OF HEAVY-DUTY VEHI- CLES SHALL BE PREEMPTED BY THIS SECTION. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED ONE OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM THE IDLING RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN SECTION 24-163 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.
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