Senate Bill S6922

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires the department of transportation to establish a central registry of reports, audits, plans and public inspections for freight rail operators, rail cars and freight lines

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S6922 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8227
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14, Transp L

2023-S6922 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of transportation to establish a central registry of reports, audits, plans and public inspections regarding freight rail operators, rail cars and freight lines or routes and rights of way.

2023-S6922 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6922 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6922
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 15, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  WEBB  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
   department  of  transportation  to  establish  a  central  registry of
   reports, audits, plans  and public inspections for freight trains  and
   freight rail lines
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 14 of the transportation law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 37 to read as follows:
   37.   TO ESTABLISH  A  PUBLICLY  AVAILABLE  CENTRAL  REGISTRY  OF  ALL
 REPORTS,  AUDITS,  PLANS  AND  PUBLIC INSPECTIONS REGARDING FREIGHT RAIL
 OPERATORS, FREIGHT RAIL CARS AND TRAIN SETS, FREIGHT  LINES  OR  ROUTES,
 AND  FREIGHT  RAILROAD  CORPORATION  RIGHTS  OF  WAY. SUCH REPORTS SHALL
 INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAILY  INSPECTION  REPORTS,  SAFETY  PLANS,
 TRACK  INSPECTION  REPORTS, BRIDGE AND TUNNEL INSPECTION REPORTS, SAFETY
 INCIDENT REPORTS, AND ANNUAL BRIDGE AND TUNNEL  CERTIFICATIONS  BY  SUCH
 RAILROAD  CORPORATIONS.  THE  COMMISSIONER  OR HER OR HIS DESIGNEE SHALL
 MAINTAIN AND REGULARLY UPDATE SUCH REGISTRY. PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT THE
 COMMISSIONER OR HER OR HIS DESIGNEE MAY REDACT ANY RECORDS  OR  PORTIONS
 THEREOF  THAT  ARE  SPECIFICALLY  EXEMPTED  FROM  DISCLOSURE BY STATE OR
 FEDERAL STATUTE OR REGULATION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
 completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10337-02-3



              

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