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A09315 Summary:

BILL NOA09315A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORStern
 
COSPNSRThiele
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §19-0306-b, En Con L
 
Creates the goal of the state that one hundred percent of trains purchased by the state or any public authority thereof for commuter rail service be zero-emissions by 2035.
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A09315 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9315A
 
SPONSOR: Stern
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to zero- emissions for trains   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This amendment to section 19-0306-b of the environmental conservation law adds that all trains purchased by the state or any state authority used for commuter rail service shall be zero-emissions by two thousand thirty five.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One amends section 19-0306-b of the Environmental Conservation Law relating to zero emissions cars and trucks, by expanding the state's goal of purchasing zero emission cars and trucks, to also include trains for commuter rail service. Section Two sets the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION: Updates the chapter number referenced in Section One.   JUSTIFICATION: Diesel-fueled trains add to noise pollution and environmental pollution through carbon-emissions. Studies indicate that diesel fuel accounts for 17% of New York's greenhouse gas emissions by the transportation sector. This legislation furthers the state's zero-emissions goals for the transportation sector with the inclusion of trains.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09315 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         9315--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 23, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. STERN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to zero-
          emissions for trains
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section  19-0306-b
     2  of  the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 109 of the
     3  laws of 2022, are amended to read as follows:
     4    Zero-emissions cars [and], trucks and trains.
     5    1. It shall be a goal of the state that one  hundred  percent  of  new
     6  passenger cars and trucks offered for sale or lease, or sold, or leased,
     7  for  registration  in  the state shall be zero-emissions by two thousand
     8  thirty-five.  It shall  be a further goal of the state that one  hundred
     9  percent of trains purchased by the state or any public authority thereof
    10  for  commuter rail service as defined in paragraph a of subdivision  one
    11  of section ninety-seven-a of the railroad law, be zero-emissions by  two
    12  thousand  thirty-five.  It shall be a further goal of the state that one
    13  hundred percent of medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles offered for  sale
    14  or  lease, or sold, or leased, for registration in the state be zero-em-
    15  issions by two thousand forty-five for all operations where feasible. It
    16  shall be further a goal of  the  state  to  transition  to  one  hundred
    17  percent   zero-emissions   from  new  off-road  vehicles  and  equipment
    18  purchased beginning in two thousand thirty-five, where feasible.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14634-03-2
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