Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 10, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S1178
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1178 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1178 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1178 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the idling time of passenger vehicles PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA: To prohibit the idling of any passenger vehicle for more than 3 consec- utive minutes. This bill is designed to improve air quality in New York State. It seeks to address the fact that more than half of New York's 19 million residents live in counties where unhealthy air endangers their lives and health. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the environmental conservation law by adding a new section 19-0333. This new section: 1. Defines passenger vehicle and hybrid-electric vehicle.
2023-S1178 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1178 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 the idling time of passenger vehicles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 19-0333 to read as follows: § 19-0333. EMISSIONS FROM PASSENGER VEHICLES; LIMITATIONS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "PASSENGER VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY MOTOR VEHICLE, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK WITH A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF EIGHTY-FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS OR LESS, OR ANY OTHER VEHICLE WHOSE PRIMARY USE IS NONCOMMERCIAL PERSONAL TRANSPOR- TATION. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE "MOTORCYCLE", "TAXICAB" AND "LIVERY" AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW. (B) "HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN ANY PASSENGER VEHICLE WHICH DRAWS PROPULSION FROM BOTH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (OR HEAT ENGINE THAT USES COMBUSTIBLE FUEL), AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND EMPLOYS A REGENERATIVE VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM THAT RECOVERS WASTE ENERGY TO CHARGE SUCH ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE. 2. NO PERSON SHALL ALLOW OR PERMIT THE ENGINE OF A PASSENGER VEHICLE TO IDLE FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE MINUTES WHEN THE PASSENGER VEHI- CLE IS NOT IN MOTION, EXCEPT THAT THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY WHEN: (A) SUCH VEHICLE IS FORCED TO REMAIN MOTIONLESS BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC CONDITIONS OVER WHICH THE OPERATOR THEREOF HAS NO CONTROL; (B) REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY A FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF A SPECIFIC TEMPERATURE FOR PASSENGER COMFORT, IN WHICH CASE THE IDLING TIME MAY BE INCREASED TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH SUCH REGULATIONS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04164-01-3
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