|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to health|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S934
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S934 (ACTIVE) - Details
S934 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S934 SPONSOR: KAPLAN PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill seeks to address the problems encountered with excessive noise pollution due to air traffic from NY airports, predominantly during the evening hours when most residents and families are home. This bill will establish a uniform metric (CNEL) to measure the total impact of air traffic noise in an effort to decrease noise pollution and its detri- mental effects. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the public health law by adding a new title 14 to establish the use of the community noise equivalent level (CNEL) as a uniform metric for measuring noise impacts. The CNEL includes a penalty for increased noise sensitivities during evening hours for airports in New York State. Section 2 of the bill sets forth the effective date.
S934 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 934 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KAPLAN, LIU, SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to airport noise studies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 13 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title 14 to read as follows: TITLE XIV AIRPORT NOISE STUDIES SECTION 1389-HH. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 1389-II. DEFINITIONS. 1389-JJ. AIRPORT NOISE STUDIES. § 1389-HH. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. 1. THE LEGISLATURE HERE- BY FINDS, DETERMINES, AND DECLARES THAT NOISE POLLUTION CAUSES A VARIETY OF ADVERSE HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS, MANY OF WHICH ARE RELATED TO NOISE INDUCED STRESS INCLUDING HEARING LOSS, HYPERTENSION, TACHYCARDIA, INCREASED CORTISOL RELEASE, SLEEP DISRUPTION, AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT. 2. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS AND RECOGNIZES THAT THE FEDERAL ENVI- RONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAVE RECOMMENDED A FIFTY-FIVE DAY-NIGHT AVERAGE SOUND LEVEL (DNL) NOISE EXPO- SURE LEVEL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM ADVERSE HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS. 3. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS AND RECOGNIZES THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ACCEPTS AS A METRIC FOR DETERMINING NOISE IMPACTS THE COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL (CNEL). 4. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS THAT THE COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL (CNEL) INCLUDES A PENALTY FOR INCREASED SENSITIVITY TO NOISE OCCURRING DURING EVENING HOURS WHICH ARE SET ASIDE FOR FAMILY AND STUDENT STUDY TIME. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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