Bill S4868-2013

Extends various provisions of law relating to the idling of school vehicles

Extends various provisions of law relating to the idling of school vehicles.

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Actions

  • Jun 11, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A6917
  • Jun 10, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 5, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.1116
  • Jun 4, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO EDUCATION
  • Jun 4, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO NEW YORK CITY EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE
  • Apr 29, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (18): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Robach, Seward, Valesky, Martins, Latimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Stavisky, Tkaczyk
Ayes W/R (1): Ranzenhofer

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4868

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 670 of the laws of 2007 amending the education law relating to directing the commissioner of education to promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school vehicles to remain idling while parked or standing on school grounds, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill seeks to extend the Laws of 2007, Chapter 670 which amended the education law, in relation to directing the Commissioner of education to promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school buses to remain idling while parked or standing on school grounds, in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Extends Section 2 of the Chapter 670 of the laws of 2007.

JUSTIFICATION:

From Buffalo to Long Island this is a real problem with harmful consequences for our children. Each school day, over 2.3 million children board' over 55,000 diesel-powered school buses and are exposed to lungirritating chemicals. For many children this exposure triggers asthma attacks. For others this exposure will lead to respiratory problems.

The proposed extender legislation is a simple, pragmatic and no-cost approach to dealing with idling vehicles outside school and childcare grounds. It continues to stop the wasteful and dangerous idling of dozens of-school buses in areas congested with children. This is a common sense issue that protects our children. Groups ranging from the American Medical Association to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency support extending the rule to continue to protect children from harmful idling emissions during the school day. There is no fiscal impact associated with extending the law.

The growing number of asthmatic children and bad-air quality surrounding our schools requires that we act diligently to continue to address this problem in as many ways as we can. The extension of this legislation is strongly supported by the American Lung Association, the NYS Pupil Transportation Association, and environmental justice groups from across New York who have been advocating for clean air policies for years.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Extends Chapter 670 of the laws of 2007

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed repealed June 30, 2019.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4868 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 29, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend chapter 670 of the laws of 2007 amending the education law relating to directing the commissioner of education to promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school vehicles to remain idling while parked or standing on school grounds, in relation to the effec- tiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 670 of the laws of 2007 amending the education law relating to directing the commissioner of education to promulgate regulations limiting the engines of school vehicles to remain idling while parked or standing on school grounds, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed repealed June 30, [2013] 2019. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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