Bill S1523-2011

Relates to non-divisible load permits

Relates to non-divisible load permits.

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Actions

  • Jan 24, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Jan 24, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 24, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 23, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.45
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Mar 10, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Mar 10, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 10, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 8, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 7, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 1, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.52
  • Jan 10, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Feb 1, 2011
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Lanza, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (1): Adams
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jan 18, 2012
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Excused (1): Larkin

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1523

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing and directing the department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers and facilities

PURPOSE: This legislation authorizes and directs the New York State Department of Health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Requires the Department of Health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers. The Department is required to report within one year from the effective date of this legislation to the Governor and Legislature its' findings, conclusions and legislative proposals.

JUSTIFICATION: The towers needed to facilitate cell phone communication have caused a great deal of concern. There are numerous stories detailing the potential negative effects of exposure to the electromagnetic radiation produced by cellular towers and facilities. To date, the New York Department of Health has not performed a study on the possible long and short term effects of radio frequency energy.

This legislation charges the Department to perform a study of the effects and report back to the Legislature and the Governor on its' findings, conclusions and legislative proposals

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.954 of 2011/12 (Senate Health Committee).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1523 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- 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 non-divisi- ble load permits THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 15 of section 385 of the vehi- cle and traffic law, as amended by section 3 of part C of chapter 59 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows: (d) (I) Except during storms, floods, fires or other public emergen- cies, no such permit may be issued to include a towing operation involv- ing more than two vehicles except three vehicle combinations consisting of a tractor, semitrailer and trailer or a tractor and two trailers within legal weight and width limits proceeding to or from any qualify- ing highway or access highway. Every such permit may designate the route to be traversed and contain any other restrictions or conditions deemed necessary by the issuing authority. Every such permit shall be carried on the vehicle to which it refers and shall be open to the inspection of any peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, or police officer, or any other officer or employee authorized to enforce this section. All permits issued shall be revocable by the authority issuing them at the discretion of the authority without a hearing or the neces- sity of showing cause. Except for a vehicle having a maximum gross weight not exceeding eighty thousand pounds without regard to any axle weight limitation set forth herein or the maximum gross weight estab- lished by the formula commonly referred to as the bridge formula as set forth in subdivision ten of this section and except for state or munici- pally-owned single vehicles engaged in snow and ice control operations, or designed or fitted for snow and ice control operations while engaged in other public works operations on public highways which do not exceed the weight limits contained in subdivision seventeen-a of this section,
no permit shall be issued to allow operation or movement of any vehicle or combination of vehicles whose weight exceeds the limitations other- wise prescribed in this section other than an annual permit issued pursuant to paragraph (f) of this subdivision except upon a finding by the department of transportation or the appropriate authority, as the case may be, that the load proposed is of one piece or item or otherwise cannot be separated into units of less weight provided, however, that any such permit issued upon such finding shall not be valid for the operation or movement of such vehicles on any state or other highway within any city not wholly included within one county EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH. (II) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARA- GRAPH AND PARAGRAPHS (A) AND (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION TO THE CONTRARY, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MAY ISSUE SUCH PERMIT FOR THE OPERATION OR MOVEMENT OF ANY VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PORTIONS OF STATE OR OTHER HIGHWAYS WITHIN ANY CITY NOT WHOLLY INCLUDED WITHIN ONE COUNTY, AND SUCH VEHICLES OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES MAY OPERATE OR MOVE ON SUCH PORTIONS, AND ONLY ON SUCH PORTIONS, OF SUCH STATE OR OTHER HIGHWAYS WITHIN SUCH CITY WITHOUT A PERMIT ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF SUCH CITY: THAT PORTION OF INTERSTATE NINETY-FIVE BETWEEN THE BRONX-WESTCHESTER COUNTY LINE AND INTERSTATE SIX HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, THAT PORTION OF INTERSTATE SIX HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE BETWEEN INTERSTATE NINETY-FIVE AND INTERSTATE TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, THAT PORTION OF INTERSTATE TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE BETWEEN INTERSTATE SIX HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE AND INTERSTATE FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, AND THAT PORTION OF INTERSTATE FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE BETWEEN INTERSTATE TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE AND THE QUEENS-NASSAU COUNTY BORDER. SUCH PERMIT SHALL BE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ONLY UPON: (1) A FINDING BY SUCH DEPARTMENT THAT THE LOAD PROPOSED IS OF ONE PIECE OR ITEM OR OTHERWISE CANNOT BE SEPARATED INTO UNITS OF LESS WEIGHT; (2) THE APPROVAL OF SUCH CITY; AND (3) WITH RESPECT TO BRIDGES AND HIGHWAYS OVER WHICH ANY AUTHORITY HAS JURISDICTION, THE APPROVAL OF SUCH AUTHORITY. ANY SUCH VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES OPERATING PURSUANT TO SUCH PERMIT SHALL NOT EXIT THE AFOREMENTIONED HIGHWAYS UNDER ITS OWN POWER IN ANY SUCH CITY NOT WHOLLY INCLUDED WITHIN ONE COUNTY. [Bulk] (III) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, BULK milk may be considered one piece or item. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.

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