senate Bill S4282A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 08, 2019 print number 4282a
May 08, 2019 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 06, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

S4282 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1698
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-0329, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7606
2013-2014: A1228
2015-2016: S7035, A315
2017-2018: S1502, A923

S4282 - Summary

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

S4282 - Sponsor Memo

S4282 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4282

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 19-0329 to read as follows:
§ 19-0329. 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;

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

Co-Sponsors

S4282A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1698
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-0329, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7606
2013-2014: A1228
2015-2016: S7035, A315
2017-2018: S1502, A923

S4282A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4282A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4282A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4282--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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 19-0329 to read as follows:
§ 19-0329. 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

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

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