assembly Bill A2045

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 25, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.198
Mar 24, 2021 reported
Mar 16, 2021 reported referred to codes
Jan 14, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A2045 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2996
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: A315, S7035
2017-2018: A923, S1502
2019-2020: A1698, S4282, S8634

A2045 (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.

A2045 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2045
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ABINANTI, COLTON, THIELE, L. ROSENTHAL, GOTT-
   FRIED, STECK, CARROLL, SEAWRIGHT, GALEF, GLICK, REYES -- read once and
   referred 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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