senate Bill S405A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to limiting the use of certain substances in brake friction material

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Mar 11, 2014 print number 405a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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S405 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3099A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382-d, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9202, S1356B
2009-2010: S8195

S405 - Summary

Limits the use of certain substances in brake friction material and sets certain deadlines for compliance with such limits.

S405 - Sponsor Memo

S405 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   405

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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 limiting the
  use of certain substances in brake friction material

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature finds that brake
friction is an essential component of motor vehicle brakes and is  crit-
ically  important to transportation safety and public safety in general.
Debris from brake friction materials containing copper and its compounds
is generated and released into the environment during  normal  operation
of  motor  vehicle  brakes.  Thousands  of  pounds  of  copper and other
substances released from brake friction material enter  New  York  state
streams, rivers and marine environments as a result of the normal opera-
tion  of motor vehicle brakes. The legislature finds that brake friction
materials are toxic to many aquatic and marine  organisms  and  must  be
regulated  to  ensure  the  quality,  safety,  and health of the state's
waterways.
  S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
382-d to read as follows:
  S  382-D.  BRAKE  FRICTION  MATERIAL. 1. DEFINITIONS. (A) "ALTERNATIVE
BRAKE FRICTION  MATERIAL"  MEANS  BRAKE  MATERIAL  THAT:  (I)  DOES  NOT
CONTAIN:  (A)  MORE  THAN 0.5 PERCENT COPPER OR ITS COMPOUNDS BY WEIGHT;
(B) THE CONSTITUENTS IDENTIFIED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AT OR
ABOVE THE CONCENTRATIONS SPECIFIED; OR (C) OTHER MATERIALS DETERMINED BY
THE DEPARTMENT TO BE MORE HARMFUL TO HUMAN  HEALTH  OR  THE  ENVIRONMENT
THAN EXISTING BRAKE FRICTION MATERIAL; (II) ENABLES MOTOR VEHICLE BRAKES
TO  MEET  APPLICABLE  FEDERAL  SAFETY STANDARDS, OR IF NO FEDERAL SAFETY
STANDARD EXISTS, A WIDELY ACCEPTED INDUSTRY STANDARD; (III) IS AVAILABLE
AT A COST AND QUANTITY THAT DOES NOT CAUSE SIGNIFICANT  FINANCIAL  HARD-

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

S405A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3099A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382-d, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9202, S1356B
2009-2010: S8195

S405A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits the use of certain substances in brake friction material and sets certain deadlines for compliance with such limits.

S405A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S405A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 405--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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 limiting the
  use of certain substances in brake friction material

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  finds  that  brake
friction  is an essential component of motor vehicle brakes and is crit-
ically important to transportation safety and public safety in  general.
Debris from brake friction materials containing copper and its compounds
is  generated  and released into the environment during normal operation
of motor vehicle  brakes.  Thousands  of  pounds  of  copper  and  other
substances  released  from  brake friction material enter New York state
streams, rivers and marine environments as a result of the normal opera-
tion of motor vehicle brakes. The legislature finds that brake  friction
materials  are  toxic  to  many aquatic and marine organisms and must be
regulated to ensure the quality,  safety,  and  health  of  the  state's
waterways.
  S  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
382-d to read as follows:
  S 382-D. BRAKE FRICTION MATERIAL.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  (A)  "ALTERNATIVE
BRAKE  FRICTION  MATERIAL"  MEANS  BRAKE  MATERIAL  THAT:  (I)  DOES NOT
CONTAIN: (A) MORE THAN 0.5 PERCENT COPPER OR ITS  COMPOUNDS  BY  WEIGHT;
(B) THE CONSTITUENTS IDENTIFIED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AT OR
ABOVE THE CONCENTRATIONS SPECIFIED; OR (C) OTHER MATERIALS DETERMINED BY
THE  DEPARTMENT  TO  BE  MORE HARMFUL TO HUMAN HEALTH OR THE ENVIRONMENT
THAN EXISTING BRAKE FRICTION MATERIAL; (II) ENABLES MOTOR VEHICLE BRAKES

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

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