Stop The Chop is a grassroots organization formed to reduce helicopter noise and ban nonessential flights over NYC, the NY Metropolitan Area and NJ, due to the noise, environmental, and quality of life impacts.
New York State Legislation
New York Senator Hoylman introduces Bill 6962 on May 16, 2023 to amend the Hudson river park act, in relation to prohibiting a heliport within the boundaries of the Hudson river park. Assemblyman Simone is the co-sponsor in the Assembly (Bill 7277).
New York Senator Hoylman introduces Bill 6109 on March 29, 2023 that prohibits municipal corporations from permitting the use of publicly owned land for helicopter air transportation operated for the primary purpose of conducting sightseeing tours over New York city or conducting photography, videography, or similar production activities over New York city; and relates to the use of certain heliports in the city of New York. Assemblyman Simone is the co-sponsor in the Assembly (6985).
New York Assembly Bill A03333A: introduced February 2, 2023 by Member Carroll which would amend tax law to create a tax on carbon emissions from non-essential helicopter flights. Senator Gonzalez is the co-sponsor in the Senate (0587).
2022 & Earlier
New York Senator Hoylman statement on the Veto of Stop the Chop Act on December 16, 2022.
New York Senator Hoylman releases report quantifying NYC helicopter nuisances on December 15, 2022.
New York Senate Bill 7493: This bill creates a right to sue helicopter operators for creating a noise pollution nuisance.
New York Assembly Bill 8473: This bill (1) creates a right to sue helicopter operators for creating a noise pollution nuisance (sister bill to S7493).
New York Senate Bill 8156: Requires helicopter pilots to have completed a helicopter safety and risk management training course utilizing a flight simulator training device certified by either the federal aviation administration or the European aviation safety agency before operating a helicopter within the state.
New York Senate Bill 8157: Requires a notice to be provided when selling a helicopter which contains all incidents reported within the past ten years by the national transportation safety bureau or the federal aviation administration involving the make and model, or a substantially similar make and model, of such helicopter.
New York Senate Bill 7611: Requires helicopters be equipped with flight recorders, cockpit voice recorders and terrain awareness and warning systems.
New York Assembly Bill 10202: Requires helicopters be equipped with flight recorders, cockpit voice recorders and terrain awareness and warning systems.