|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S2315
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
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S2315 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2315 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs the New York City transit authority to conspicuously post in stations where noise levels exceed 90 db, in a manner visible to passengers exposed to such noise levels, a notice warning passengers of the harm to their health that may result from such exposure; sets forth content of required notice, including, but not limited to, the recommendation of the use of hearing protectors and a telephone number of the New York city transit authority to receive further information.
S2315 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2315 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to public notice of certain hazardous conditions by the New York city transit authority PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the New York City Transit Authority to post warnings in stations whose noise levels are in violation of the Rapid Transit Noise Code Act of 1982. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Rapid Transit Noise Code Act of 1982 requires the New York City Transit Authority to measure and record the noise levels of each of their stations. This bill would direct the New York City Transit Authority to review these measurements and in each case where the noise levels equal or exceed 90 db, the New York City Transit Authority must post notices which include: a) the risk of hearing loss assumed by the passengers, b) a recommendation for passengers to wear hearing protectors; c) a NYCTA telephone number for passengers to call for further information, etc. JUSTIFICATION: The Rapid Transit Noise Code Act of 1982 has mandated the NYCTA to reduce the noise emitted by their rapid transit systems.
S2315 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2315 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to public notice of certain hazardous conditions by the New York city transit authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1204-a of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 2-A. IN ALL SUBWAY STATIONS WHERE THE NOISE LEVEL MEASURED FOR PASSEN- GERS ACCORDING TO PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION EXCEEDS 90 DB THE AUTHORITY SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST IN A MANNER VISIBLE TO PASSENGERS EXPOSED TO SUCH NOISE LEVEL A SIGN STATING: THE LEVEL OF NOISE IN THIS STATION REGULARLY EXCEEDS 90 DB. MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS HAVE PROVEN THAT EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO NOISE AT, OR ABOVE, THIS LEVEL WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF HEARING AND MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH. THE USE OF HEARING PROTECTORS IS RECOMMENDED. FOR FURTHER INFOR- MATION CALL THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY AT (TELEPHONE NUMBER TO BE PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORITY). S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07143-01-1
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