Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 29, 2020||
referred to health
Senate Bill S7599
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7599 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7599 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7599 SPONSOR: LIU TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting the use of gas-powered leaf and lawn blowers during certain months PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit the use of gas-powered leaf and lawn blowers from May first and September thirtieth. JUSTIFICATION: Gas-powered leaf blowers pollute the environment in 3 ways: exhaust emissions, noise, and particulates/dust blown into the air. Per the Department of Environmental Conservation website: "Emissions from gas powered leaf blowers are substantial. The amount of CO (carbon monoxide) emitted from a typical backpack leaf blower for just 1 hour is
2019-S7599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7599 I N S E N A T E January 29, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIU -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting the use of gas-powered leaf and lawn blowers during certain months THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1300-d to read as follows: § 1300-D. GAS-POWERED LEAF AND LAWN BLOWERS. NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A GAS-POWERED LEAF AND LAWN BLOWER FOR ANY PURPOSE BETWEEN MAY FIRST AND SEPTEMBER THIRTIETH. ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. § 2. 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. LBD14867-01-0
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