assembly Bill A9046

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the purchase of zero-emission buses

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Jan 10, 2020 referred to transportation

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A9046 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7349
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§17-c & 18-c, Transp L

A9046 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the purchase of zero-emission buses.

A9046 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9046
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Transportation
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the transportation law, in relation to the purchase of
   zero-emission buses
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The transportation law is amended by adding a new section
 17-c to read as follows:
   § 17-C. ZERO-EMISSION BUSES. 1. NO LATER THAN JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOU-
 SAND TWENTY-NINE, EVERY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE
 OPERATING ASSISTANCE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN-B  OF  THE
 TRANSPORTATION  LAW  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED  TO PURCHASE ONLY ZERO-EMISSION
 BUSES AND RELATED  EQUIPMENT  AND  FACILITIES  AS  PART  OF  THE  NORMAL
 REPLACEMENT OF ITS FLEET.
   2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "ZERO-EMISSION BUS" SHALL MEAN A MOTOR
 VEHICLE  THAT  HAS  A  SEATING CAPACITY OF FIFTEEN OR MORE PASSENGERS IN
 ADDITION TO THE DRIVER AND USED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION  OF  PERSONS;  IS
 PROPELLED  BY  AN  ELECTRIC MOTOR AND ASSOCIATED POWER ELECTRONICS WHICH
 PROVIDE ACCELERATION TORQUE TO THE DRIVE WHEELS  DURING  NORMAL  VEHICLE
 OPERATION  AND  DRAWS  ELECTRICITY  FROM  A HYDROGEN FUEL CELL OR FROM A
 BATTERY WHICH IS CAPABLE OF BEING RECHARGED FROM AN EXTERNAL  SOURCE  OF
 ELECTRICITY; OR OTHERWISE OPERATES WITHOUT DIRECT EMISSION OF ATMOSPHER-
 IC POLLUTANTS.
   § 2. The transportation law is amended by adding a new section 18-c to
 read as follows:
   §  18-C.  CAPITAL  PLAN  REQUIREMENTS.  IN  FORMULATING  THE FIVE-YEAR
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL PLANS, THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL:  (A)
 CONSIDER  THE  REQUIREMENT OF SECTION SEVENTEEN-C OF THIS ARTICLE IN ITS
 DISBURSEMENT OF PAYMENT FOR THE COSTS  OF  MASS  TRANSPORTATION  CAPITAL
 PROJECTS  AND  FACILITIES AND GIVE PREFERENCE IN THE FORM OF PAYMENTS TO
 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE  OPERATING  ASSISTANCE
 UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN-B OF THIS ARTICLE THAT ARE ABLE
 TO  DEMONSTRATE  COMMITMENTS MADE TOWARDS PURCHASING ZERO-EMISSION BUSES
 AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES; AND (B) FACILITATE FOR PURPOSES OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets