senate Bill S7744

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of wood in subway and railroad tracks; prohibits the use of tropical hardwood

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Jun 03, 2014 referred to transportation

S7744 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2777
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1209 & 1265-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5580A
2009-2010: A10503

S7744 - Summary

Relates to the use of wood in subway and railroad tracks; prohibits the use of tropical hardwood.

S7744 - Sponsor Memo

S7744 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7744

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  the  use  of
  wood in subway and railroad tracks

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

  Section 1. Section 1209 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 11-a to read as follows:
  11-A.  (A)  THE AUTHORITY SHALL NOT PROCURE TROPICAL HARDWOODS FOR NEW
OR REPLACEMENT SUBWAY AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES.
  (B) FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "TROPICAL  HARDWOOD"  SHALL
INCLUDE  ANY  AND ALL HARDWOOD, SCIENTIFICALLY CLASSIFIED AS ANGIOSPERM,
THAT GROWS IN ANY TROPICAL MOIST OLD GROWTH/PRIMARY FOREST  BETWEEN  THE
TROPICS OF CANCER AND CAPRICORN.
  S 2. Section 1265-a of the public authorities law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. (A) THE AUTHORITY SHALL NOT PROCURE TROPICAL HARDWOODS FOR NEW OR
REPLACEMENT SUBWAY AND RAILROAD TRACK TIES.
  (B)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "TROPICAL  HARDWOOD" SHALL
INCLUDE ANY AND ALL HARDWOOD, SCIENTIFICALLY CLASSIFIED  AS  ANGIOSPERM,
THAT  GROWS  IN ANY TROPICAL MOIST OLD GROWTH/PRIMARY FOREST BETWEEN THE
TROPICS OF CANCER AND CAPRICORN.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02244-01-3

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