senate Bill S1228A

Requires all set top boxes provided by cable, satellite, telecom and internet service providers to comply with energy star guidelines by 7/1/2016

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 06 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 11 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 11 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1228A

Summary

Requires all set top boxes provided by cable, satellite, telecom and internet service providers to comply with energy star guidelines by 7/1/2017.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1228
S1228A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง231, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4237

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BILL NUMBER:S1228A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring all set top
boxes provided by cable, satellite, telecom and internet service
providers to comply with Energy Star guidelines

PURPOSE:
To insure that "set-top" boxes (cable, satellite, telecom or Internet
protocol devices i.e. cable boxes, DVRs, etc) maintain federal Energy
Star specifications by July 1, 2017.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One of the bill amends the Public Service Law by adding new
section 231 to state that by July 1, 2014 all set top boxes provided
by cable, satellite, telecom or Internet protocol providers to
consumers located in New York shall comply with federal Energy Star
set top box product specifications promulgated by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of
Energy.

"Set- Top" box means a cable, satellite, telecom or Internet protocol
or other device, the primary function of which is to receive
television signals from a specific source and transmit or deliver
such signals to a consumer display and/or recording device.

EXISTING LAW:
Current law does not require cable and satellite providers to provide
energy saving set-box devices,

JUSTIFICATION:
Set-top box is a cable, satellite, Internet Protocol or other device
whose primary function is to receive television signals from a
specific source and deliver them to a consumer display and or
recording device, such as a television or DVR.

Set-top boxes that have earned the Energy Star rating are at least 30
percent more efficient than conventional models.

If all set-top boxes sold in the U.S. met the Energy Star
specification, the savings in energy costs will grow to about
$2 billion each year and greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced
by the equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions from about 2.5
million vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.4237/A.7815 Died in Senate Energy & Telecom/Died
in Assembly Corporations
2009: S.4237/A.7815 Died in Senate Energy & Telecom/Died
in Assembly Corporations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 120th day after it shall have become
law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1228--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring all set
  top  boxes  provided by cable, satellite, telecom and internet service
  providers to comply with Energy Star guidelines

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
231 to read as follows:
  S 231. ENERGY STAR SET TOP BOXES. 1. NO LATER  THAN  JULY  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  SEVENTEEN,  ALL  SET  TOP  BOXES PROVIDED BY CABLE, SATELLITE,
TELECOM OR INTERNET PROTOCOL SERVICE PROVIDERS TO CONSUMERS  LOCATED  IN
THE  STATE  SHALL  COMPLY  WITH  FEDERAL ENERGY STAR SET TOP BOX PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "ENERGY STAR" MEANS A  DESIG-
NATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR DEPART-
MENT  OF  ENERGY  INDICATING  THAT A PRODUCT MEETS THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH  THE  ENERGY  STAR
PROGRAM; AND
  (B) "SET TOP BOX" MEANS A CABLE, SATELLITE, TELECOM OR INTERNET PROTO-
COL  OR  OTHER DEVICE, THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF WHICH IS TO RECEIVE TELE-
VISION SIGNALS FROM A SPECIFIC  SOURCE  AND  TRANSMIT  OR  DELIVER  SUCH
SIGNALS TO A CONSUMER DISPLAY AND/OR RECORDING DEVICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00667-02-2

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