2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    October 20, 2021

        Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations

        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the state or
          any agency or public authority thereof to purchase zero emission vehi-
          cles beginning in two thousand twenty-three

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Section 201-a of the executive law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10. Beginning on January first, two thousand twenty-three  and  there-
     4  after,  every  passenger vehicle purchased, leased or acquired by or for
     5  the state or any agency or public authority  thereof  shall  be  a  zero
     6  emission vehicle. For purposes of this subdivision, "zero emission vehi-
     7  cle"  shall mean a vehicle powered by means of a battery or fuel cell or
     8  a combination thereof, or another source of power,  that  produces  zero
     9  exhaust emissions of any greenhouse gas, criteria pollutant or precursor
    10  pollutant  under  any and all possible operational modes and conditions.
    11  The office of general services, in consultation with the  department  of
    12  environmental  conservation  and  the New York state energy research and
    13  development authority, shall, no later than ninety days after the effec-
    14  tive date of this subdivision, develop a specific state  fleet  procure-
    15  ment  plan  to  implement  the provisions of this subdivision, provided,
    16  however, that such plan shall provide for exceptions where a zero  emis-
    17  sion vehicle is not available for procurement.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.