senate Bill S2615A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to updating the fire safety components of school buses

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 29, 2014 print number 2615a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 23, 2013 referred to transportation

S2615 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6165

S2615 - Summary

Relates to updating the fire safety components of school buses; requires the commissioner of transportation to promulgate rules and regulations establishing standards for testing to promote the fire safety of school buses; further requires all plastic components contained in the engine compartment of every school bus manufactured in this state on or after January 1, 2016 to meet V-0 classification when tested in accordance with Underwriters Laboratories standards for safety UL 94.

S2615 - Sponsor Memo

S2615 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2615

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to updating the
  fire safety components of school buses

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

  Section  1.   Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding two new subdivisions 21-j and 21-k to read as follows:
  21-J. (A) EVERY SCHOOL BUS MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN THIS  STATE  ON  OR
AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SHALL CONTAIN OCCUPANT SEATING
WHICH MEETS THE FIRE SAFETY CRITERIA OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING
MATERIALS TEST E 1537.
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  TRANSPORTATION  SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND
REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR TESTING TO PROMOTE THE FIRE SAFE-
TY OF SCHOOL BUSES AND SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING
REQUIREMENTS:
  1. THAT WHEN THE TEST IS CONDUCTED ON A COMPLETE SEAT ASSEMBLY  INSIDE
A  TEST ROOM OR A SCHOOL BUS THAT THE SEATING WILL FAIL THE REQUIREMENTS
OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION IF EITHER THE SEAT ASSEMBLY  EXHIB-
ITS  A  WEIGHT  LOSS  OF  THREE  POUNDS  OR GREATER DURING THE FIRST TEN
MINUTES OF THE TEST OR THE SEAT ASSEMBLY EXHIBITS A HEAT RELEASE RATE OF
EIGHTY KILOWATTS OR GREATER.
  2. THAT ON AND AFTER THE DATE THE FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS TAKE EFFECT IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBDIVISION NO SCHOOL BUS SHALL BE SOLD OR  OFFERED
FOR  SALE  IN  THIS  STATE UNLESS THE MANUFACTURER HAS CERTIFIED TO SUCH
COMMISSIONER, IN A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO SUCH COMMISSIONER, THAT  THE  FIRE
SAFETY CRITERIA STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY THIS SUBDIVISION HAVE BEEN MET.
  21-K.  (A)  ALL PLASTIC COMPONENTS CONTAINED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
OF EVERY SCHOOL BUS MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN THIS STATE ON OR AFTER JANU-
ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SHALL MEET  A  V-0  CLASSIFICATION  WHEN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07115-01-3

S2615A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6165

S2615A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to updating the fire safety components of school buses; requires the commissioner of transportation to promulgate rules and regulations establishing standards for testing to promote the fire safety of school buses; further requires all plastic components contained in the engine compartment of every school bus manufactured in this state on or after January 1, 2016 to meet V-0 classification when tested in accordance with Underwriters Laboratories standards for safety UL 94.

S2615A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2615A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2615--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to updating the
  fire safety components of school buses

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

  Section 1.  Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
adding two new subdivisions 21-j and 21-k to read as follows:
  21-J.  (A)  EVERY  SCHOOL BUS MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN THIS STATE ON OR
AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN SHALL CONTAIN OCCUPANT SEATING
WHICH MEETS THE FIRE SAFETY CRITERIA OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING
MATERIALS TEST E 1537.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER OF  TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR TESTING TO PROMOTE THE FIRE SAFE-
TY OF SCHOOL BUSES AND SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING
REQUIREMENTS:
  1.  THAT WHEN THE TEST IS CONDUCTED ON A COMPLETE SEAT ASSEMBLY INSIDE
A TEST ROOM OR A SCHOOL BUS THAT THE SEATING WILL FAIL THE  REQUIREMENTS
OF  PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION IF EITHER THE SEAT ASSEMBLY EXHIB-
ITS A WEIGHT LOSS OF THREE  POUNDS  OR  GREATER  DURING  THE  FIRST  TEN
MINUTES OF THE TEST OR THE SEAT ASSEMBLY EXHIBITS A HEAT RELEASE RATE OF
EIGHTY KILOWATTS OR GREATER.
  2. THAT ON AND AFTER THE DATE THE FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS TAKE EFFECT IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH THIS SUBDIVISION NO SCHOOL BUS SHALL BE SOLD OR OFFERED
FOR SALE IN THIS STATE UNLESS THE MANUFACTURER  HAS  CERTIFIED  TO  SUCH
COMMISSIONER,  IN  A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO SUCH COMMISSIONER, THAT THE FIRE
SAFETY CRITERIA STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY THIS SUBDIVISION HAVE BEEN MET.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07115-02-4

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