Bill Text: NY S04543 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides for a state workforce fuel reduction and conservation program which will develop and assist in implementing strategies to reduce fuel consumption by the state's motor vehicle fleet and to reduce solo trips between work and home by state employees; requires reporting to the governor and legislature.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-29 - referred to governmental operations [S04543 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04543-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4543
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the  "state  workforce
          fuel reduction and conservation act"
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
     2  the "state workforce fuel reduction and conservation act".
     3    §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 201-b to
     4  read as follows:
     5    § 201-b. State workforce  fuel  reduction  and  conservation  act.  1.
     6  There  shall  be  created  within the office of general services a state
     7  workforce fuel reduction and conservation program, which shall have  the
     8  purpose  of developing and assisting in the implementation of strategies
     9  to reduce gasoline consumption by the state's motor vehicular fleet, and
    10  to reduce gasoline consumption through solo motor vehicle trips  between
    11  home and the workplace by state employees and state contractors.
    12    2. The office of general services, in coordination with the governor's
    13  office  of employee relations and the office for technology, shall issue
    14  a report to the governor and  the  legislature  on  or  before  November
    15  fifteenth,  two thousand twenty, setting forth a specific plan to reduce
    16  the number of solo motor vehicle trips between home and the workplace by
    17  state employees and state contractors. Such plan  shall  include,  at  a
    18  minimum,  proposals  to promote the use of transportation other than via
    19  single occupancy vehicles by state employees to and from the  workplace,
    20  and while at the workplace: proposals for the development, promotion and
    21  implementation  of  a  solo trip reduction program designed to encourage
    22  state employees and state contractors to  use  an  alternative  mode  of
    23  commuting  such  as  car  or van pools, mass transit, biking or walking;
    24  authorizing state agencies and authorities to  permit  alternative  work
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10745-01-9

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     1  schedules or telecommuting for all state employees and contractors where
     2  doing  so  would  result in a reduction in home-workplace travel without
     3  decreasing employee  efficiency;  and  a  proposal  to  reimburse  state
     4  employees  and contractors for mass transit costs where doing so results
     5  in a net reduction in solo motor vehicle trips.
     6    3. The office of general services shall review the size of the state's
     7  vehicular fleet, the policies governing the use of such  fleet  and  the
     8  actual use of such fleet, and shall issue to the governor and the legis-
     9  lature  on or before November fifteenth, two thousand twenty, a specific
    10  plan to reduce the use  of  such  fleet  in  order  to  reduce  gasoline
    11  consumption.
    12    §  3. Each state agency covered by section 201-b of the executive law,
    13  establishing a program to increase the average passenger  occupancy  per
    14  vehicle  in commuting trips between home and the workplace, shall report
    15  to the office of general services on the status of such  program  within
    16  one  hundred  eighty  days of the effective date of this act, and on the
    17  fifteenth day of January in each year thereafter.
    18    § 4. Each state agency that maintains its own  vehicular  fleet  shall
    19  perform  a  fuel  efficiency  audit of such fleet and shall provide such
    20  audit to the office of general services within one hundred  eighty  days
    21  of the effective date of this act.
    22    §  5.  The  department  of  motor  vehicles  shall develop programs to
    23  educate the driving public on "smart driving," trip reduction and  vehi-
    24  cle  maintenance  practices  that  are designed to maximize vehicle fuel
    25  efficiency. The department shall issue a report to the governor and  the
    26  legislature  on  or  before  November  15,  2020  on  the status of such
    27  program.
    28    § 6. Nothing in this act shall impair any agreements which may be made
    29  as a result of collective bargaining or other negotiations  between  the
    30  state and its affected employee organizations.
    31    § 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
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