senate Bill S7035

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the idling of any passenger vehicle for more than 3 consecutive minutes

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Mar 17, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

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S7035 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A315
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง19-0327, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7606
2013-2014: A1228
2017-2018: S1502, A923
2019-2020: S4282, S8634, A1698

S7035 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the idling of any passenger vehicle, with certain exceptions, for more than 3 consecutive minutes; first violation is a warning, second violations of such section are traffic infractions punishable by a fine of $150.

S7035 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7035 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7035

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  idling time of passenger vehicles

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 19-0327 to read as follows:
S 19-0327. EMISSIONS FROM PASSENGER VEHICLES; LIMITATIONS.
  1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PASSENGER VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY MOTOR VEHICLE, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK
WITH A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF EIGHTY-FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS  OR  LESS,  OR
ANY  OTHER VEHICLE WHOSE PRIMARY USE IS NONCOMMERCIAL PERSONAL TRANSPOR-
TATION.  SUCH DEFINITION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE "MOTORCYCLE", "TAXICAB"  AND
"LIVERY"  AS  SUCH  TERMS  ARE DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  (B) "HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY PASSENGER  VEHICLE  WHICH
DRAWS PROPULSION FROM BOTH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (OR HEAT ENGINE
THAT  USES  COMBUSTIBLE  FUEL),  AN  ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND EMPLOYS A
REGENERATIVE VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM THAT RECOVERS WASTE ENERGY TO CHARGE
SUCH ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE.
  2.  NO PERSON SHALL ALLOW OR PERMIT THE ENGINE OF A PASSENGER  VEHICLE
TO IDLE FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE MINUTES WHEN THE PASSENGER VEHI-
CLE IS NOT IN MOTION, EXCEPT THAT THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY WHEN:
  (A)  SUCH  VEHICLE  IS  FORCED TO REMAIN MOTIONLESS BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC
CONDITIONS OVER WHICH THE OPERATOR THEREOF HAS NO CONTROL;
  (B) REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY A FEDERAL, STATE  OR  LOCAL  AGENCY  HAVING
JURISDICTION  REQUIRE  THE  MAINTENANCE  OF  A  SPECIFIC TEMPERATURE FOR
PASSENGER COMFORT, IN WHICH CASE THE IDLING TIME MAY BE INCREASED TO THE
EXTENT NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH SUCH REGULATIONS;
  (C) A HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE IS IDLING FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  PROVIDING
ENERGY FOR THE BATTERY OR OTHER FORM OF ENERGY STORAGE RECHARGING;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03393-01-5

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