senate Bill S7349

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the purchase of zero-emission buses

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Jan 21, 2020 referred to transportation

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S7349 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9046
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§17-c & 18-c, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3535, A3090

S7349 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the purchase of zero-emission buses.

S7349 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7349 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7349

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee 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

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