senate Bill S4868

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Extends various provisions of law relating to the idling of school vehicles

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 30, 2013 signed chap.74
Jun 24, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1116
substituted for s4868
Jun 11, 2013 substituted by a6917
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1116
reported and committed to education
committee discharged and committed to new york city education subcommittee
Apr 29, 2013 referred to education

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Jun 4, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S4868
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - New York City Education Subcommittee committee Vote

S4868
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committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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New York City Education Subcommittee Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

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S4868 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6917
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 670 of 2007

S4868 - Bill Texts

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Extends various provisions of law relating to the idling of school vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S4868

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 670 of the laws of 2007 amending
the education law relating to directing the commissioner of education to
promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school vehicles to remain
idling while parked or standing on school grounds, in relation to the
effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill seeks to extend the Laws of 2007, Chapter 670 which amended
the education law, in relation to directing the Commissioner of educa-
tion to promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school buses to
remain idling while parked or standing on school grounds, in relation to
the effectiveness thereof.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Extends Section 2 of the Chapter 670 of the laws of 2007.

JUSTIFICATION:

From Buffalo to Long Island this is a real problem with harmful conse-
quences for our children. Each school day, over 2.3 million children
board' over 55,000 diesel-powered school buses and are exposed to lung-
irritating chemicals. For many children this exposure triggers asthma
attacks. For others this exposure will lead to respiratory problems.

The proposed extender legislation is a simple, pragmatic and no-cost
approach to dealing with idling vehicles outside school and childcare
grounds. It continues to stop the wasteful and dangerous idling of
dozens of-school buses in areas congested with children. This is a
common sense issue that protects our children. Groups ranging from the
American Medical Association to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
support extending the rule to continue to protect children from harmful
idling emissions during the school day. There is no fiscal impact asso-
ciated with extending the law.

The growing number of asthmatic children and bad-air quality surrounding
our schools requires that we act diligently to continue to address this
problem in as many ways as we can. The extension of this legislation is
strongly supported by the American Lung Association, the NYS Pupil
Transportation Association, and environmental justice groups from across
New York who have been advocating for clean air policies for years.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Extends Chapter 670 of the laws of 2007

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed repealed June
30, 2019.

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

                                  4868

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend chapter 670 of the laws of 2007 amending  the  education
  law  relating to directing the commissioner of education to promulgate
  regulations limiting the engines of school vehicles to  remain  idling
  while  parked or standing on school grounds, in relation to the effec-
  tiveness thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section 2 of chapter 670 of the laws of 2007 amending the
education law relating to directing the  commissioner  of  education  to
promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school vehicles to remain
idling while parked or standing on school grounds, is amended to read as
follows:
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately and shall be deemed
repealed June 30, [2013] 2019.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10184-01-3

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