senate Bill S6261

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring SEQR for siting of major electric generating facilities

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications

S6261 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §172, Pub Serv L

S6261 - Summary

Relates to requiring SEQR for siting of major electric generating facilities.

S6261 - Sponsor Memo

S6261 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6261

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to siting of major
  electric generating facilities

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 172 of the public service law, as added by chapter
388 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S 172. Powers of municipalities and state agencies. 1. Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
THIS  SECTION,  no state agency, municipality or any agency thereof may,
except as expressly authorized under this article by the board,  require
any  approval,  consent,  permit, certificate or other condition for the
construction or operation of a major electric generating  facility  with
respect  to  which  an  application for a certificate hereunder has been
filed, including pursuant to  paragraph  (e)  of  subdivision  three  of
section  one  hundred  sixty-eight  of  this article, any such approval,
consent, permit, certificate or  condition  relating  to  the  intercon-
nection to or use of water, electric, sewer, telecommunication, fuel and
steam  lines  in  public rights of way, provided that this article shall
not impair or abrogate any federal, state or local  labor  laws  or  any
otherwise  applicable  state law for the protection of employees engaged
in the construction and operation of such facility;  provided,  however,
that  in  the  case of a municipality or an agency thereof, such munici-
pality has received notice of the filing of  the  application  therefor;
and  provided  further,  however,  that  the department of environmental
conservation shall be the permitting agency for permits issued  pursuant
to  federally  delegated  or  approved authority under the federal Clean
Water Act, the federal Clean Air Act and the federal Resource  Conserva-
tion  and  Recovery  Act.  In  issuing such permits, the commissioner of
environmental conservation shall follow procedures established  in  this
article  to the extent that they are consistent with federally delegated

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senate Bill S6260

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that hoverboards and electric unicycles shall not be deemed to be "motor vehicles" under the vehicle and traffic law

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Jan 07, 2016 print number 6260a
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S6260 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-c, amd §125, V & T L

S6260 - Summary

Provides that hoverboards and electric unicycles shall not be deemed to be "motor vehicles" under the vehicle and traffic law; regulates the operation of hoverboards; directs the consumer protection division to monitor and investigate reports of electric unicycles and hoverboards that explode.

S6260 - Sponsor Memo

S6260 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6260

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  exempting
  hoverboards from the definition of "motor vehicle"

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 119-c to read as follows:
  S  119-C.  HOVERBOARD. EVERY SELF-BALANCING DEVICE, HAVING TWO OR MORE
WHEELS ON A SINGLE AXLE AND  NOT  EXCEEDING  TWENTY  INCHES  IN  HEIGHT,
DESIGNED  TO  TRANSPORT  ONE  PERSON  BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRIC PROPULSION
SYSTEM AND HAVING A MAXIMUM SPEED, WHEN PROPELLED SOLELY BY ITS ELECTRIC
PROPULSION SYSTEM, NOT IN EXCESS OF TWENTY MILES AN HOUR.
  S 2. Section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
365 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 125. Motor vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a  public
highway  which  is  propelled  by  any  power other than muscular power,
except (a) electrically-driven mobility assistance devices  operated  or
driven  by a person with a disability, (a-1) electric personal assistive
mobility devices operated outside  a  city  with  a  population  of  one
million  or  more, (b) vehicles which run only upon rails or tracks, (c)
snowmobiles as defined in article forty-seven of this chapter, [and] (d)
all terrain  vehicles  as  defined  in  article  forty-eight-B  of  this
chapter,  AND  (E)  HOVERBOARDS.  For the purposes of title four of this
chapter, the term motor vehicle shall exclude fire and  police  vehicles
other than ambulances.  For the purposes of titles four and five of this
chapter the term motor vehicles shall exclude farm type tractors and all
terrain type vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes, or for
snow  plowing,  other than for hire, farm equipment, including self-pro-
pelled machines used exclusively in growing, harvesting or handling farm
produce, and self-propelled caterpillar or crawler-type equipment  while
being operated on the contract site.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S6260A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-c, amd §125, V & T L

S6260A - Summary

Provides that hoverboards and electric unicycles shall not be deemed to be "motor vehicles" under the vehicle and traffic law; regulates the operation of hoverboards; directs the consumer protection division to monitor and investigate reports of electric unicycles and hoverboards that explode.

S6260A - Sponsor Memo

S6260A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6260--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERALTA, ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
  tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  exempting
  hoverboards and electric unicycles from the definition of "motor vehi-
  cle";  and  to  amend  the executive law, in relation to directing the
  consumer protection division to monitor incidents of  hoverboards  and
  electric unicycles that explode or ignite

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding  two  new
sections 114-e and 119-c to read as follows:
  S  114-E.  ELECTRIC UNICYCLE. EVERY DEVICE, HAVING A SINGLE WHEEL ON A
SINGLE AXLE,  NOT  EXCEEDING  TWENTY-SEVEN  INCHES  IN  HEIGHT  AND  NOT
EQUIPPED  WITH  HANDLEBARS, DESIGNED TO TRANSPORT ONE PERSON BY MEANS OF
AN ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM AND HAVING A MAXIMUM SPEED, WHEN PROPELLED
SOLELY BY ITS ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM, NOT IN EXCESS OF TWENTY  MILES
AN  HOUR.  AN  ELECTRIC  UNICYCLE  SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE AN ELECTRIC
PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICE.
  S 119-C. HOVERBOARD. EVERY SELF-BALANCING DEVICE, HAVING TWO  OR  MORE
WHEELS  ON  A SINGLE AXLE, NOT EXCEEDING TWELVE INCHES IN HEIGHT, EXCLU-
SIVE OF ANY LEG PAD AND/OR BAR, AND  NOT  EQUIPPED  OR  DESIGNED  TO  BE
EQUIPPED  WITH HANDLE BARS, DESIGNED TO TRANSPORT ONE PERSON BY MEANS OF
AN ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM AND HAVING A MAXIMUM SPEED, WHEN PROPELLED
SOLELY BY ITS ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM, NOT IN EXCESS OF TWENTY  MILES
AN  HOUR.    A HOVERBOARD SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE AN ELECTRIC PERSONAL
ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICE.
  S 2. Section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
365 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 125. Motor vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a  public
highway  which  is  propelled  by  any  power other than muscular power,
except (a) electrically-driven mobility assistance devices  operated  or

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State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) marched in the 2nd Annual Christmas Parade held by Hope NYC Church on Sunday evening in South Ozone Park. The festivities included plenty of holiday singing and dancing along with a procession of Christmas-themed floats, which also incorporated the symbols of different nationalities and cultures. The event culminated with a Christmas tree lighting outside Hope NYC Church, located at 142-82 Rockaway Boulevard.

(Middletown, NY)-Today, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) presented the Town of Wallkill with ceremonial plaques, commemorating the signing into law of two bills, both of which were sponsored by Senator Bonacic, and requested by the Town. The first bill allowed the Town of Wallkill to hire a controller from outside the Town. The second bill allowed the Town of Wallkill to have a third Town Justice, something that was needed due to the volume of cases the Justice Court hears every year.

SERINO WARNS AREA SENIORS TO BEWARE OF TARGETED SCAMS

 

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY— As the holiday seasons draw near, Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), wants area seniors to have the tools they need to avoid targeted scams and identity theft.  For that reason, she held a successful Senior Scam Prevention Seminar at the Tri-Town American Legion in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, December 8th. 

Santa Claus Llega al Condado del Bronx

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA
Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz
8 de Diceimbre del 2015

Santa Claus Llega al Condado del Bronx

Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz, informa que Santa Claus visitará el Condado del Bronx cargado de juguetes para los niños del Sur del Bronx. 

La visita de Santa Claus se llevará a cabo este próximo Martes 15 de Diciembre a las 4:00 pm,
en el Auditorio de la Escuela Pública IS 216 Rafael Hernandez localizada en el 977 Tiffany Street (entre Westchester y la Calle 163) .

Santa Claus Is Coming to Bronx County

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December 8, 2015
For Immediate Release

Santa Claus Is Coming to Bronx County

State Senator Rev Ruben Diaz has invited Santa Claus to come to the Bronx with toys for the children of the South Bronx.

This visit of Santa Claus will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM in the auditorium of Public School IS 216, Rafael Hernandez, located at 977 Tiffany Street (between Westchester Avenue and East 163rd Street).

I was excited to have the opportunity to help congratulate the Aquinas Little Irish football team, and help them celebrate winning the State Championship. This accomplishment is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches and parents of AQ football. Once again, congratulations and keep up the good work, in the classroom and on the playing field!

Senator Michael Nozzolio today called for equal funding of Upstate New York’s roads and bridges.  Governor Cuomo recently announced that he would be allocating over $8 billion dollars to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in order to refurbish the downstate transportation system; Senator Nozzolio is requesting the same funding for Upstate. 

White Plains, NY -  Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins inducted  96-year-old John “Jack” Harrington of White Plains into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame during a brief ceremony at the White Plains Common Council meeting. The honor and recognition is bestowed each year on a veteran in each Senate District who has not only valiantly served our country in the military but also has distinguished themselves in civilian life as well.

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