senate Bill S922A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the SIGH act to prohibit the construction of new schools near a major roadway

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1862
substituted for s922c
Jun 02, 2022 substituted by a5735c
ordered to third reading cal.1862
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 31, 2022 print number 922c
May 31, 2022 amend and recommit to finance
May 20, 2022 print number 922b
May 20, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Feb 01, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1703
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 04, 2021 print number 922a
Jun 04, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jun 2, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S922C
16
4
committee
16
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 1, 2022 - Transportation committee Vote

S922A
9
4
committee
9
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Feb 1, 2022

Jun 10, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S922A
14
6
committee
14
Aye
6
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S922 - Details

Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L; amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L; amd §408, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8877

S922 - Summary

Enacts the "schools impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"; prohibits the commissioner of education from approving the plans for the erection of any new schoolhouse within five hundred feet of a controlled-access highway unless the commissioner of education determines that space limitations are so severe that there is no other site to erect such new schoolhouse.

S922 - Sponsor Memo

S922 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    922
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to  enacting  the  "schools
   impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"; and to amend the environmental
   conservation law, in relation to including certain schools in environ-
   mental impact statements for the construction of a major roadway
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "schools
 impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act".
   §  2.  Legislative findings and intent.  The purpose of this act is to
 address the disproportionate impact of environmental  hazards  on  Black
 and Brown communities, specifically to protect children and young adults
 from  the  health risks associated with long-term exposure to pollutants
 which derive from living and attending  school  in  close  proximity  to
 major  roadways and highway projects. Traffic is one of the most signif-
 icant sources of air pollution in both the  indoor  and  outdoor  school
 environment.
   Pollutants  directly  emitted from cars, trucks, and other motor vehi-
 cles are found in higher concentrations near major roads, with the high-
 est levels within the first five hundred (500)  feet  of  a  roadway  --
 children  who attend schools near roadways have increased risks of expo-
 sure and the detrimental health impacts therefrom. Children who  experi-
 ence  consistent exposure to air pollution have increased risks of asth-
 ma, chronic respiratory issues, reduced  lung  function,  cardiovascular
 effects, and neurobehavioral dysfunction. These effects are long-lasting
 and contribute to changes in overall school performance for students.
   In addition to the health effects caused by air pollution, major road-
 ways  create  a  considerable  amount  of  noise pollution. Children are
 particularly susceptible to the effects of loud, constant  noise,  which
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S922A - Details

Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L; amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L; amd §408, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8877

S922A - Summary

Enacts the "schools impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"; prohibits the commissioner of education from approving the plans for the erection of any new schoolhouse within five hundred feet of a controlled-access highway unless the commissioner of education determines that space limitations are so severe that there is no other site to erect such new schoolhouse.

S922A - Sponsor Memo

S922A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  922--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  BRISPORT, MANNION -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to  enacting  the  "schools
   impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"; and to amend the environmental
   conservation  law  and  the  education  law,  in relation to including
   certain  schools  in   environmental   impact   statements   for   the
   construction of a major roadway
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "schools
 impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act".
   §  2.  Legislative findings and intent.  The purpose of this act is to
 address the disproportionate impact of environmental  hazards  on  Black
 and Brown communities, specifically to protect children and young adults
 from  the  health risks associated with long-term exposure to pollutants
 which derive from living and attending  school  in  close  proximity  to
 major  roadways and highway projects. Traffic is one of the most signif-
 icant sources of air pollution in both the  indoor  and  outdoor  school
 environment.
   Pollutants  directly  emitted from cars, trucks, and other motor vehi-
 cles are found in higher concentrations near major roads, with the high-
 est levels within the first five hundred (500)  feet  of  a  roadway  --
 children  who attend schools near roadways have increased risks of expo-
 sure and the detrimental health impacts therefrom. Children who  experi-
 ence  consistent exposure to air pollution have increased risks of asth-
 ma, chronic respiratory issues, reduced  lung  function,  cardiovascular
 effects, and neurobehavioral dysfunction. These effects are long-lasting
 and contribute to changes in overall school performance for students.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S922B - Details

Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L; amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L; amd §408, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8877

S922B - Summary

Enacts the "schools impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"; prohibits the commissioner of education from approving the plans for the erection of any new schoolhouse within five hundred feet of a controlled-access highway unless the commissioner of education determines that space limitations are so severe that there is no other site to erect such new schoolhouse.

S922B - Sponsor Memo

S922B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  922--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  BRISPORT, MANNION -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the
   Committee  on  Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
   -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
   tee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "schools
   impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "schools
 impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act".
   § 2. Section 408 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
   3-A.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT APPROVE THE PLANS FOR THE ERECTION OF
 ANY NEW SCHOOLHOUSE WITHIN FIVE  HUNDRED  FEET  OF  A  CONTROLLED-ACCESS
 HIGHWAY  AS  DEFINED  IN THIS SUBDIVISION UNLESS THE COMMISSIONER DETER-
 MINES THAT SPACE IS SO LIMITED THAT THERE IS NO OTHER SITE TO ERECT SUCH
 SCHOOLHOUSE. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  A  "CONTROLLED-ACCESS
 HIGHWAY"  SHALL  MEAN:  (A)  A  CONTROLLED-ACCESS  HIGHWAY AS DEFINED BY
 SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINE OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW UNDER THE JURIS-
 DICTION OF THE COMMISSIONER  OF  TRANSPORTATION  WHICH  HAS  BEEN  FUNC-
 TIONALLY  CLASSIFIED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AS PRINCIPAL
 ARTERIAL - INTERSTATE OR PRINCIPAL ARTERIAL -  OTHER  FREEWAY/EXPRESSWAY
 ON OFFICIAL FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION MAPS APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL HIGH-
 WAY  ADMINISTRATION  PURSUANT TO PART 470.105 OF TITLE 23 OF THE CODE OF
 FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME;  AND  (B)  A  DIVIDED
 HIGHWAY  UNDER  THE JURISDICTION OF THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S922C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L; amd §§8-0105, 8-0109 & 8-0113, En Con L; amd §408, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8877

S922C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "schools impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"; prohibits the commissioner of education from approving the plans for the erection of any new schoolhouse within five hundred feet of a controlled-access highway unless the commissioner of education determines that space limitations are so severe that there is no other site to erect such new schoolhouse.

S922C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S922C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  922--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  BRISPORT, MANNION -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the
   Committee  on  Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
   -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
   tee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the  "schools
   impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "schools
 impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act".
   §  2.  Section  408  of  the  education law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
   3-A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT APPROVE THE PLANS FOR THE ERECTION  OF
 ANY  NEW  SCHOOLHOUSE  WITHIN  FIVE  HUNDRED FEET OF A CONTROLLED-ACCESS
 HIGHWAY AS DEFINED IN THIS SUBDIVISION UNLESS  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETER-
 MINES THAT SPACE IS SO LIMITED THAT THERE IS NO OTHER SITE TO ERECT SUCH
 SCHOOLHOUSE.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION, A "CONTROLLED-ACCESS
 HIGHWAY" SHALL MEAN: (A)  A  CONTROLLED-ACCESS  HIGHWAY  AS  DEFINED  BY
 SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINE OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW UNDER THE JURIS-
 DICTION  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  TRANSPORTATION  WHICH HAS BEEN FUNC-
 TIONALLY CLASSIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANSPORTATION  AS  PRINCIPAL
 ARTERIAL  -  INTERSTATE OR PRINCIPAL ARTERIAL - OTHER FREEWAY/EXPRESSWAY
 ON OFFICIAL FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION MAPS APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL HIGH-
 WAY ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT TO PART 470.105 OF TITLE 23 OF THE  CODE  OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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