senate Bill S8281A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates the goal of the state that one hundred percent of trains purchased by the state or any public authority thereof for commuter rail service be zero-emissions by 2035

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 12, 2022 print number 8281b
May 12, 2022 amend and recommit to finance
Apr 25, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Mar 09, 2022 print number 8281a
Mar 09, 2022 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Feb 09, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Apr 25, 2022 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S8281A
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2022

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S8281 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9315
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19-0306-b, En Con L

S8281 - Summary

Creates the goal of the state that one hundred percent of trains purchased by the state or any public authority thereof for commuter rail service be zero-emissions by 2035; provides that any state or public authority shall ensure that any contracts for the procurement of trains, charging infrastructure or equipment and fueling infrastructure or equipment shall contain a provision that such items are produced or made in whole or substantial part in the United States, its territories or possessions.

S8281 - Sponsor Memo

S8281 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8281
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 zero-
   emissions for trains
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 19-0306-b
 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter  423  of  the
 laws of 2021, are amended to read as follows:
   Zero-emissions cars [and], trucks AND TRAINS.
   1.  It  shall  be  a goal of the state that one hundred percent of new
 passenger cars and trucks offered for sale or lease, or sold, or leased,
 for registration in the state shall be zero-emissions  by  two  thousand
 thirty-five.  IT  SHALL  BE A FURTHER GOAL OF THE STATE THAT ONE HUNDRED
 PERCENT OF TRAINS PURCHASED BY THE STATE OR ANY PUBLIC AUTHORITY THEREOF
 FOR COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH A OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE
 OF  SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-A OF THE RAILROAD LAW, BE ZERO-EMISSIONS BY TWO
 THOUSAND THIRTY-FIVE. It shall be a further goal of the state  that  one
 hundred  percent of medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles offered for sale
 or lease, or sold, or leased, for registration in the state be  zero-em-
 issions by two thousand forty-five for all operations where feasible. It
 shall  be  further  a  goal  of  the  state to transition to one hundred
 percent zero-emissions off-road vehicles and equipment by  two  thousand
 thirty-five where feasible.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14634-01-2


Co-Sponsors

S8281A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9315
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19-0306-b, En Con L

S8281A - Summary

Creates the goal of the state that one hundred percent of trains purchased by the state or any public authority thereof for commuter rail service be zero-emissions by 2035; provides that any state or public authority shall ensure that any contracts for the procurement of trains, charging infrastructure or equipment and fueling infrastructure or equipment shall contain a provision that such items are produced or made in whole or substantial part in the United States, its territories or possessions.

S8281A - Sponsor Memo

S8281A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8281--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 zero-
   emissions for trains

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section  19-0306-b
 of  the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 109 of the
 laws of 2022, are amended to read as follows:
   Zero-emissions cars [and], trucks AND TRAINS.
   1. It shall be a goal of the state that one  hundred  percent  of  new
 passenger cars and trucks offered for sale or lease, or sold, or leased,
 for  registration  in  the state shall be zero-emissions by two thousand
 thirty-five.  IT SHALL  BE A FURTHER GOAL OF THE STATE THAT ONE  HUNDRED
 PERCENT OF TRAINS PURCHASED BY THE STATE OR ANY PUBLIC AUTHORITY THEREOF
 FOR  COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION  ONE
 OF SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-A OF THE RAILROAD LAW, BE ZERO-EMISSIONS BY  TWO
 THOUSAND  THIRTY-FIVE.  It shall be a further goal of the state that one
 hundred percent of medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles offered for  sale
 or  lease, or sold, or leased, for registration in the state be zero-em-
 issions by two thousand forty-five for all operations where feasible. It
 shall be further a goal of  the  state  to  transition  to  one  hundred
 percent   zero-emissions   from  new  off-road  vehicles  and  equipment
 purchased beginning in two thousand thirty-five, where feasible.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14634-02-2


Co-Sponsors

S8281B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9315
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19-0306-b, En Con L

S8281B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the goal of the state that one hundred percent of trains purchased by the state or any public authority thereof for commuter rail service be zero-emissions by 2035; provides that any state or public authority shall ensure that any contracts for the procurement of trains, charging infrastructure or equipment and fueling infrastructure or equipment shall contain a provision that such items are produced or made in whole or substantial part in the United States, its territories or possessions.

S8281B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8281B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8281--B
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
   vation  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
   said  committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to zero-
   emissions for trains
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 19-0306-b
 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 109 of  the
 laws of 2022, are amended to read as follows:
   Zero-emissions cars [and], trucks AND TRAINS.
   1. (A) It shall be a goal of the state that one hundred percent of new
 passenger cars and trucks offered for sale or lease, or sold, or leased,
 for  registration  in  the state shall be zero-emissions by two thousand
 thirty-five.
   (B) IT SHALL  BE A FURTHER GOAL OF THE STATE THAT ONE HUNDRED  PERCENT
 OF  TRAINS  PURCHASED  BY  THE STATE OR ANY PUBLIC AUTHORITY THEREOF FOR
 COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION   ONE  OF
 SECTION  NINETY-SEVEN-A  OF  THE  RAILROAD LAW, BE ZERO-EMISSIONS BY TWO
 THOUSAND THIRTY-FIVE.
   (I) PROVIDED, ANY STATE OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY  THEREOF  SUBJECT  TO  THE
 PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  ENSURE  THAT SUCH CONTRACT FOR THE
 PROCUREMENT OF TRAINS, CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE OR EQUIPMENT AND  FUELING
 INFRASTRUCTURE  OR EQUIPMENT SHALL CONTAIN A PROVISION THAT SUCH TRAINS,
 CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE  OR  EQUIPMENT  AND  FUELING  INFRASTRUCTURE  OR
 EQUIPMENT  ARE  PRODUCED  OR  MADE  IN  WHOLE OR SUBSTANTIAL PART IN THE
 UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS. THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
 SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY IF THE HEAD OF THE COVERED ENTITY IN HIS OR
 HER  SOLE DISCRETION, DETERMINES THAT THE PROVISIONS WOULD NOT BE IN THE
 PUBLIC INTEREST, WOULD RESULT IN UNREASONABLE COSTS, OR  THAT  OBTAINING
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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