Bill Text: NY S00136 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires sleep apnea testing for locomotive engineers who operate an intrastate locomotive in New York; further requires written documentation of compliance.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00136 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00136-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the railroad law, in relation to sleep apnea testing for
          locomotive engineers
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The railroad law is amended by adding a new section 97-b to
     2  read as follows:
     3    §  97-b.  Medical examinations. 1. To operate an intrastate locomotive
     4  in the state of New York, locomotive engineers shall be required as part
     5  of their current training to be screened for sleep apnea, as defined  in
     6  subdivision  nine  of section two hundred sixty-two of the public health
     7  law, by a physician,  a  certified  nurse  practitioner  to  the  extent
     8  authorized  by  law  and  consistent  with  subdivision three of section
     9  sixty-nine hundred two of the education law, or a  registered  physician
    10  assistant  who  is  not  the  personal  physician, nurse practitioner or
    11  physician assistant of the locomotive engineer.
    12    2. Locomotive engineers who test positive for  sleep  apnea  shall  be
    13  required  by  their  employer to attain documentation of compliance with
    14  treatment for sleep apnea as qualification to be employed as  a  locomo-
    15  tive engineer.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    17  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.