Bill Text: NY A02097 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires a quality of life hearing and preparation of environmental impact statements prior to implementing traffic modifications on streets with residential zoning in a city having a population of more than one million people.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-22 - referred to cities [A02097 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02097-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2097
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
          relation  to  requiring  a  quality of life hearing and preparation of
          environmental impact statements prior to implementing traffic  modifi-
          cations  on  streets  with residential zoning in a city having a popu-
          lation of more than one million people
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
     2  by adding a new section 19-158.1 to read as follows:
     3    § 19-158.1 Traffic modifications  impact  statements.  Notwithstanding
     4  any  law,  rule  or regulation to the contrary, in a city having a popu-
     5  lation of more than one million people, no traffic  modifications  shall
     6  be  made  on streets with residential zoning until the borough board and
     7  the community board of the area in which the modification is to be  made
     8  jointly conduct a "quality of life" hearing and determine that the qual-
     9  ity  of  life in the area will not be negatively impacted by the traffic
    10  modifications. The borough and community boards shall jointly prepare an
    11  environmental impact statement (EIS) reflecting their findings. A second
    12  environmental impact statement (EIS) shall be prepared  by  the  munici-
    13  pality. All environmental impact statements shall be funded by the muni-
    14  cipality.
    15    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    16  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07213-01-9
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