|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2023||referred to health|
senate Bill S2132
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2132 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2132 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2132 SPONSOR: LIU TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting the use of gas-powered leaf and lawn blowers during certain months PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit the use of gas-powered leaf and lawn blowers from May first and September thirtieth. JUSTIFICATION: Gas-powered leaf blowers pollute the environment in 3 ways: exhaust emissions, noise, and particulates/dust blown into the air. Per the Department of Environmental Conservation website: "Emissions from gas- powered leaf blowers are substantial. The amount of CO (carbon monoxide) emitted from a typical backpack leaf blower for just 1 hour is equal to CO coming from the tailpipe of a current year automobile operating for over 8 hours. For the other pollutants, the amounts are even greater."
S2132 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2132 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LIU, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, MYRIE -- 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 prohibiting the use of gas-powered leaf and lawn blowers during certain months THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1300-d to read as follows: § 1300-D. GAS-POWERED LEAF AND LAWN BLOWERS. NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A GAS-POWERED LEAF AND LAWN BLOWER FOR ANY PURPOSE BETWEEN MAY FIRST AND SEPTEMBER THIRTIETH. ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. § 2. This act shall take effect May 1, 2025. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01028-01-3
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