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A07722 Summary:

BILL NOA07722A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06962
 
SPONSORMcMahon
 
COSPNSRRosenthal L, Zinerman, Gunther, Thiele, Simon, Colton, Gottfried
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §19-0301, En Con L
 
Relates to the department of environmental conservation providing education and increasing awareness to the public of the health and environmental impacts of idling vehicles.
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A07722 Actions:

BILL NOA07722A
 
05/20/2021referred to environmental conservation
05/24/2021reported referred to ways and means
05/26/2021amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
05/26/2021print number 7722a
06/01/2021reported referred to rules
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A07722 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7722A
 
SPONSOR: McMahon
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to educating the public about the health and environmental impacts of idling vehicles   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill relates to the department of environmental conservation providing education and increasing awareness of the health and environ- mental impacts of idling vehicles.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 19-0301 of the environmental conservation law. Section two provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: While New York has taken steps to address diesel pollution, these emis- sions remain a serious health threat. The American Lung Association's State 2020 "State of the Air" found that nearly half of New York's 19 million residents live in counties where unhealthy air endangers their lives and health. Thirteen of the 26 counties in New York State with air quality monitors received failing grades. In addition, gasoline-powered vehicles contrib- ute to the State's poor air quality through emissions of particulates, nitrogen oxides (N0x), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the latter two pollutants being precursors for the formation of ground-level ozone. Exposure to ozone has been consistently linked to respiratory problems, including asthma exacerbation and other respiratory diseases. Furthermore, gasoline-powered vehicles emit carbon dioxide, thus contributing to global warming. Idling trucks contribute to greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time New York City is attempting to reduce the release of heat-trapping gases. From 1990 to 2017, carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles and trucks in the New York City area increased 27 percent, making the region the largest contributor of driv- ing-related carbon dioxide emissions in the country, according to The New York Times. This bill requires the state DEC to educate the public about the health and environmental impacts of idling vehicles, such as air pollution from vehicle emissions, environmental impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and health risks associated with exposure to vehicle emissions. Such educa- tion shall, at a minimum, include developing and distributing educa- tional materials and posting such information on the department's website.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN-ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): THE AMENDED VERSION STRIKES A BILL DRAFT ERRONEOUSLY INTRODUCED AND INSERTS THE BILL DRAFT ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR INTRODUCTION.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None to the state.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act.shall take effect immediately.
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A07722 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7722--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 20, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. McMAHON, L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred
          to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  --  reported  and
          referred  to  the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          educating the public about the health  and  environmental  impacts  of
          idling vehicles
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2  of  section  19-0301  of  the
     2  environmental conservation law is amended to read as follows:
     3    b.  Encourage  voluntary cooperation by all persons in controlling air
     4  pollution and air contamination, including but not limited to, educating
     5  the public about the health and environmental impacts  of  idling  vehi-
     6  cles,  such  as  air  pollution  from  vehicle  emissions, environmental
     7  impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and  health  risks  associated  with
     8  exposure  to  vehicle  emissions.  Such  education  shall, at a minimum,
     9  include developing and distributing educational  materials  and  posting
    10  such information on the department's website.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11069-03-1
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