Senate Bill S6935

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes the freight rail safety task force

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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-S6935 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Railroad

2023-S6935 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the freight rail safety task force to review the state of freight rail safety in the state and make policy and budgetary recommendations related thereto.

2023-S6935 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6935 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6935
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 16, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT in relation to establishing a freight rail safety task force; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. 1. There is hereby established the freight rail safety task
 force.  The purpose of such task force is to review the state of freight
 rail safety in the state and make policy and  budgetary  recommendations
 related thereto.
   2.  The  freight rail safety task force shall consist of 11 members as
 follows: the commissioner  of  transportation  or  their  designee,  two
 members  appointed  by the temporary president of the senate, one member
 appointed by the minority leader of the senate, two members appointed by
 the speaker of the assembly, one member appointed by the minority leader
 of the assembly, and four members appointed by the governor.
   3. The commissioner of  transportation  shall  be  designated  as  the
 chairperson  of  the  freight rail safety task force. The members of the
 freight rail safety task force shall serve without compensation,  except
 that  members  shall  be  allowed  their  necessary  and actual expenses
 incurred in the performance of their duties under this act.
   4. The task force shall be authorized  to  hold  public  hearings  and
 meetings, and to consult with any organization, educational institution,
 or  other  government  entity  or person, to enable it to accomplish its
 duties. Such task force shall hold at least one public  hearing  in  the
 state for the purpose of soliciting public comment on freight rail safe-
 ty.
   5.  To effectuate the purposes of this act, the task force may request
 and shall receive from any department, division, board, bureau,  commis-
 sion,  or  other  agency of the state or any state public authority such
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10799-02-3
 S. 6935                             2
              

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