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File #: Int 0455-2018    Version: * Name: Age limitations on school buses and replacing such school buses with all electric school buses.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to age limitations on school buses and replacing such school buses with all electric school buses
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Costa G. Constantinides, Justin L. Brannan, Mark Levine, Carlina Rivera , Margaret S. Chin, Mark Treyger, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Carlos Menchaca, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Keith Powers , Robert F. Holden, Diana Ayala , Peter A. Koo, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Fernando Cabrera , Barry S. Grodenchik, Ritchie J. Torres, Rory I. Lancman, James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, Vanessa L. Gibson, Antonio Reynoso, Francisco P. Moya, Chaim M. Deutsch, Bill Perkins, Brad S. Lander, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Mathieu Eugene, Adrienne E. Adams, Stephen T. Levin, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Gjonaj , Alan N. Maisel, Inez D. Barron, Laurie A. Cumbo, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Karen Koslowitz, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 44
Summary: The local law will require that commencing September 1, 2020, all school buses subject to New York City school bus contracts, that do not use a closed crankcase ventilation system, shall be electric vehicles. Electricity for such electric vehicles shall be generated on-site. This local law further requires that all other school buses, shall, after ten years of use, be replaced by compressed natural gas, hybrid school buses or all electric, and further provides that use of such compressed natural gas or hybrid school buses is limited to ten years and such school buses must thereafter be replaced with all electric zero emission school buses, and as long as the particulate matter emissions of all such school buses does not exceed emission levels permitted in the most recent diesel engine emissions standards issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the mileage meets the most recent corporate average fuel economy standards for compact and large trucks.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 455, 2. Int. No. 455, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Committee Report 12/17/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 12/17/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/17/18

Int. No. 455

 

By Council Members Dromm, Espinal, Rosenthal, Constantinides, Brannan, Levine, Rivera, Chin, Treyger, Richards, Rose, Menchaca, Cornegy, Powers, Holden, Ayala, Koo, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Rodriguez, Cabrera, Grodenchik, Torres, Lancman, Van Bramer, Kallos, Cohen, Gibson, Reynoso, Moya, Deutsch, Perkins, Lander, Ampry-Samuel, Eugene, Adams, Levin, Miller, Gjonaj, Maisel, Barron, Cumbo, Salamanca, Koslowitz and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to age limitations on school buses and replacing such school buses with all electric school buses

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                      Section 1. Paragraph (1) of subdivision d of section 24-163.9 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 38 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

(1) No diesel fuel-powered school bus of the designation "Type A bus" or "Type B bus," as set forth in subdivisions x and y of section 720.1 of title seventeen of New York codes, rules and regulations, with an engine model year of 2007 or later or that is utilizing a closed crankcase ventilation system pursuant to subdivision c of this section and no diesel fuel-powered school bus of the designation "Type C bus" or "Type D bus," as set forth in subdivisions z and aa of section 720.1 of title seventeen of New York codes, rules and regulations, shall be used to fulfill any school bus contract beyond the end of the [sixteenth] tenth year from the date of manufacture, as noted on the vehicle registration, or the end of the school year in which that date falls, whichever is later.

§ 2. Subdivision d of section 24-163.9 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 38 for the year 2015, is amended by adding a new paragraph (3) to read as follows:

(3) Except for any all-electric zero emission school bus, no non-diesel fuel-powered school bus shall be used to fulfill any school bus contract beyond the end of the tenth year from the date of manufacture, as noted on the vehicle registration, or the end of the school year in which that date falls, whichever is later.

                     § 3. Subdivision e of section 24-163.9 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 38 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

                     e. School buses shall be replaced pursuant to subdivision d of this section with (1) a school bus meeting the most recent diesel engine emissions standards issued by the United States environmental protection agency, or (2) an all-electric, gasoline-powered, compressed natural gas, or hybrid school bus, as long as the particulate matter emissions of such school bus do not exceed emission levels permitted in the most recent diesel engine emissions standards issued by the United States environmental protection agency, provided that on and after September 1, 2040 such school buses must be replaced with all-electric zero emission school buses.

                     § 4. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of environmental protection may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

 

SS (2016)/SS, MMB (2018)

LS # 2961/Int 1428-2017

NEW LS # 1107

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