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File #: Int 1468-2019    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the use of golf carts powered by gas, diesel, or any other carbon-based fuel after January 1, 2026.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 3/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of golf carts powered by gas, diesel, or any other carbon-based fuel after January 1, 2026
Sponsors: Barry S. Grodenchik, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would prohibit the use of golf carts powered by gasoline, diesel or any other carbon-based fuel in public parks after January 1, 2026. After such date, the use of electric golf carts for in public parks would continue to be permitted.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1468, 2. Int. No. 1468, 3. March 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-13-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 13, 2019

Int. No. 1468

 

By Council Members Grodenchik and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of golf carts powered by gas, diesel, or any other carbon-based fuel after January 1, 2026

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York, is amended by adding a new section 18-156 to read as follows:

§ 18-156 Golf carts. a. Use of golf carts in public parks generally. Beginning January 1, 2026, use of golf carts powered by gasoline, diesel or any other carbon-based fuel shall be prohibited in any public parks or any property under the jurisdiction of the department, including public golf courses, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the use of golf carts propelled by an electric motor.

b. Use of newly-purchased golf carts for use in public parks. One year after the enactment of this local law, use of golf carts purchased more than one year after the enactment of this local law which are powered by gasoline, diesel or any other carbon-based fuel shall be prohibited.

c. Public education. The department shall develop a public information campaign to ensure awareness and compliance with the requirements of this local law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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