|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S1522
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1522 - Details
S1522 - Summary
Prohibits the construction of wireless communications facilities on or within fifteen hundred feet of school property.
S1522 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1522 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to prohibiting the construction of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property PURPOSE: This legislation prohibits the construction of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 99-x to prohibit the construction of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property. JUSTIFICATION: The towers needed to facilitate cell phone communication have caused a great deal of concern. There are numerous stories detailing the potential negative effects of exposure to the electromagnetic radiation produced by cellular towers and facilities. To date, there is not a definitive study on the possible long and short term effects of radio frequency energy.
S1522 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1522 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to prohibiting the construction of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 99-x to read as follows: S 99-X. CONSTRUCTION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES ON OR NEAR SCHOOL PROPERTY; PROHIBITION. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "SCHOOL PROPERTY" SHALL MEAN ALL BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND LAND CONTAINED WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY BOUNDARY LINE OF A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL. (B) "WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITY" SHALL MEAN AN UNSTAFFED FACILITY USED IN THE RECEIPT AND TRANSMISSION OF WIRELESS TELEPHONE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANTENNAS, ANCILLARY TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWERS AND POLES. 2. A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY HAVING THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A PERMIT OR LICENSE TO AUTHORIZE THE PLACEMENT, ERECTION OR CONSTRUCTION OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITY SHALL PROHIBIT SUCH PLACEMENT, ERECTION OR CONSTRUCTION OF SUCH FACILITY ON SCHOOL PROPERTY OR WITHIN FIFTEEN HUNDRED FEET OF SCHOOL PROPERTY. 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. LBD03253-01-3
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