Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 13, 2024
delivered to governor
|Feb 07, 2024
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.199
substituted for s8083
|Feb 07, 2024
substituted by a8491
|Jan 23, 2024
ordered to third reading cal.199
|Jan 05, 2024
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8083Signed By Governor
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status Via A8491 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S8083 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Railroad Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §63-a, Rail L (as proposed in S.5775 & A.5639)
2023-S8083 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that no person operating or controlling any Class I railroad or Class II railroad shall allow the operation of any railroad train or locomotive for the movement of hazardous materials unless such railroad train or locomotive has a crew of not less than two individuals.
2023-S8083 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8083 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the railroad law, in relation to requiring certain trains and locomotives to have a crew size of not less than two persons PURPOSE: This chapter amendment prohibits a freight train carrying hazardous materials from being operated unless it has a crew consisting of at least two individuals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one prohibits any Class I freight railroad, Class I railroad, or Class II railroad for transporting hazardous materials unless there is a crew of no less than two persons. Section two references the hazardous materials definition from the United States Code.
2023-S8083 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8083 I N S E N A T E January 5, 2024 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the railroad law, in relation to requiring certain trains and locomotives to have a crew size of not less than two persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 63-a of the railroad law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2023 amending the railroad law relating to requiring certain trains and locomotives to have a crew size of not less than two persons, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 5775 and A. 5639, is amended to read as follows: 1. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision two of this section, no person operating or controlling any Class I or Class II railroad shall allow the operation of any railroad train or locomotive for the movement of [freight] HAZARDOUS MATERIAL in this state unless such railroad train or locomotive has a crew of not less than two individuals. § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 63-a of the railroad law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2023 amending the railroad law relating to requiring certain trains and locomotives to have a crew size of not less than two persons, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 5775 and A. 5639, is amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows: (G) "HAZARDOUS MATERIAL" MEANS MATERIAL DESIGNATED AS HAZARDOUS BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (A) OF SECTION FIFTY-ONE HUNDRED THREE OF TITLE FORTY-NINE OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. § 3. Severability. If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or part of this act be adjudged by any court of competent juris- diction to be invalid, or if any federal agency determines in writing that this act would render New York state ineligible for the receipt of federal funds, such judgment or written determination shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10265-02-4
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