Bill Text: NY S02310 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the use of wood in subway and railroad tracks; prohibits the use of tropical hardwood.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-24 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02310 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02310-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2310
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 24, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  the  use  of
          wood in subway and railroad tracks
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1209 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 11-a to read as follows:
     3    11-a.  (a)  The authority shall not procure tropical hardwoods for new
     4  or replacement subway and railroad track ties.
     5    (b) For  purposes  of  this  subdivision,  "tropical  hardwood"  shall
     6  include  any  and all hardwood, scientifically classified as angiosperm,
     7  that grows in any tropical moist old growth/primary forest  between  the
     8  Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
     9    § 2. Section 1265-a of the public authorities law is amended by adding
    10  a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
    11    6-a. (a) The authority shall not procure tropical hardwoods for new or
    12  replacement subway and railroad track ties.
    13    (b)  For  purposes  of  this  subdivision,  "tropical  hardwood" shall
    14  include any and all hardwood, scientifically classified  as  angiosperm,
    15  that  grows  in any tropical moist old growth/primary forest between the
    16  Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
    17    § 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    18  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02452-01-9
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