Bill S6242-2013

Relates to requiring bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of common carriers

Relates to requiring bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of common carriers.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6242

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of common carriers

PURPOSE:

To require bomb resistant garbage receptacles in all transportation facilities relating to the transportation of passengers or property from one point to another within the state of New York by any common carrier performing such service.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

§ 1.Section 113 of the transportation law is added providing that:

1. Every corporation, person or common carrier performing transportation services regulated under the Transportation Act shall furnish its public facilities with bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles.

2. The minimum specifications of the bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles shall be determined by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION:

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our nation and our state has had to increase measures to protect our citizens against terrorist attacks. Terrorists have traditionally targeted transit centers in order to inflict physical harm and massive terror on its victims. In 2004 a bombing in the Moscow subway killed 41 people and wounded 120 others, a bombing in the Madrid subway in 2004 killed 191 people and wounded 1,800 others and a bombing in the London subway in 2005 killed 52 people and wounded nearly 700 others.

One way of protecting our citizens from potential bombings in transit centers is to require the carriers to place bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in transit centers. The use of bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles will protect against fragments and other materials such as shrapnel, nails and screws commonly used in bombs, secondary fragments from near the charge including trash contained in receptacles, blast pressure and fireballs caused by the blast.

This bill will mandate that all common carriers operating in the State of New York place bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in their public facilities to protect the citizens using those facilities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

No Cost to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6242 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring bomb or blast resistant garbage receptacles in facilities of common carriers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The transportation law is amended by adding a new section 113 to read as follows: S 113. BOMB RESISTANT GARBAGE RECEPTACLES. 1. EVERY CORPORATION, PERSON OR COMMON CARRIER PERFORMING A SERVICE DESIGNATED IN SECTION NINETY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL ONLY FURNISH, WITH RESPECT TO FACILI- TIES THERETO, BOMB OR BLAST RESISTANT GARBAGE RECEPTACLES. 2. THE MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BOMB OR BLAST RESISTANT GARBAGE RECEPTACLES SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOME- LAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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