|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to judiciary|
|Oct 29, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7493
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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S7493 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7493 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Allows a person who has suffered interference with the use and enjoyment of private property or public parkland by a rotorcraft used in a manner that creates an unreasonable level of noise at ground level to have a right of action against a person who caused or contributed to the use of such rotorcraft in such manner; relates to the use of certain heliports in the city of New York; and relates to the granting of certain franchises, consents and concessions relating to the use of certain heliports.
S7493 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7493 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general obligations law, in relation to allowing for compensation for noise pollution by rotorcraft; to amend chapter 592 of the laws of 1998, constituting the Hudson river park act, in relation to the use of certain heliports in the city of New York; and to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the granting of certain fran- chises, consents and concessions relating to the use of certain heli- ports PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would create a right of action against any person who creates an unreasonable level of sustained noise at ground level from a helicopter, amend the Hudson River Park Act to ban non-essential heli- copter use from the park, and amend the New York City Charter to prohib- it the city from entering concession agreements that allow for the use of heliports for non-essential use.
S7493 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7493 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 29, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to allowing for compensation for noise pollution by rotorcraft; to amend chapter 592 of the laws of 1998, constituting the Hudson river park act, in relation to the use of certain heliports in the city of New York; and to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the granting of certain franchises, consents and concessions relating to the use of certain heliports THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general obligations law is amended by adding a new section 11-108 to read as follows: § 11-108. COMPENSATION FOR NOISE POLLUTION BY ROTORCRAFT. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "ROTORCRAFT" MEANS AN AIRCRAFT WHOSE LIFT IS DERIVED PRINCIPALLY FROM ROTATING AIRFOILS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A HELICOPTER. 2. ANY PERSON WHO SHALL HAVE SUFFERED INTERFERENCE WITH THE USE AND ENJOYMENT OF PRIVATE PROPERTY OR PUBLIC PARKLAND BY A ROTORCRAFT USED IN A MANNER THAT CREATES AN UNREASONABLE LEVEL OF SUSTAINED NOISE AT GROUND LEVEL, INCLUDING THE INTERIOR, BALCONY, OR OTHER OUTDOOR AREA OF A BUILDING, SHALL HAVE A RIGHT OF ACTION AGAINST ANY PERSON, EXCEPT A PASSENGER WITH NO CONTROL OF THE OPERATION OF THE ROTORCRAFT OTHER THAN THE SELECTION OF A PRE-DESIGNATED ROUTE, WHO SHALL HAVE CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO THE USE OF SUCH ROTORCRAFT IN SUCH MANNER. 3. SUCH ACTION MAY BE BROUGHT IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. 4. (A) A PERSON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS SECTION IF THE USE OF THE ROTORCRAFT IN SUCH A MANNER WAS NECESSARY FOR PURPOSES OF HEAVY-LIFT OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE OR PURPOSES OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT, EMER- GENCY RESPONSE, DISASTER RESPONSE, THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13474-02-1
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