senate Bill S922A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the SIGH act to prohibit the construction of new schools near a major roadway and includes certain schools in environmental impact statements for the construction of a major roadway

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
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

Co-Sponsors

S922 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
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 construction of new schools within six hundred feet of a major roadway; includes certain schools in environmental impact statements for the construction of a major roadway.

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 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
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 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "schools impacted by gross highways (SIGH) act"; prohibits the construction of new schools within six hundred feet of a major roadway; includes certain schools in environmental impact statements for the construction of a major roadway.

S922A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S922A (ACTIVE) - 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

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