Repeals provisions relating to use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and best available technology by the state.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal section 19-0323 of the environmental conservation law relating to use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and best available technology by the state
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To repeal section 19-0323 of the Environmental Conservation Law.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - repeals Section 19-0323 of the Environmental Conservation Law.
Section 2 - provides that this act shall become effective immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: Section 19-0323 was enacted in 2006 with all the best intentions to improve air quality in New York. As it has been gradually phased in, it has proven to be very expensive for the state and for businesses providing goods and services to the state, with continuing onerous record keeping that must be prepared by businesses and reviewed and saved by the state. The section only applies to in-state companies, and doesn't apply to thousands of over-the-road truckers, interstate delivery vehicles and the many vehicles from out-of-state who travel New York roads. In effect, it does not solve the problem of air pollution, while singling out New York companies to make them economically non-competitive with out-of-state companies. This section has become another expensive unfunded mandate with limited environmental value, and it is time for the state to reconsider whether it is appropriate to create burdens for our businesses and government, and simply pass the costs of such regulations on without recognizing the terrible costs they place on our state's economy and our residents who cannot find jobs because businesses have gone elsewhere.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 - S.3523 EN CON
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Overall savings to the state and businesses.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2436 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation AN ACT to repeal section 19-0323 of the environmental conservation law relating to use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and best available technology by the state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 19-0323 of the environmental conservation law is REPEALED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05151-01-3