S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to increasing the energy
efficiency of televisions
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 16-102 of the energy law is amended by adding three
new subdivisions 7-a, 10-a and 33-a to read as follows:
7-A. "COMBINATION TELEVISION" MEANS A SYSTEM IN WHICH A TELEVISION OR
TELEVISION MONITOR AND AN ADDITIONAL DEVICE OR DEVICES INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, A DVD PLAYER, AN HDD PLAYER OR A VCR, ARE COMBINED INTO
A SINGLE UNIT AND INCLUDED IN THE TELEVISION CASING.
10-A. "COMPONENT TELEVISION" MEANS A TELEVISION COMPOSED OF TWO OR
MORE SEPARATE COMPONENTS (E.G. SEPARATE DISPLAY DEVICE AND TUNER)
MARKETED AND SOLD AS A TELEVISION UNDER ONE MODEL OR SYSTEM DESIGNATION.
THE SYSTEM MAY HAVE MORE THAN ONE POWER CORD.
33-A. "TELEVISION MONITOR" MEANS A TELEVISION THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN
INTERNAL TUNER, RECEIVER, OR PLAYBACK DEVICE.
S 2. Subdivision 33 of section 16-102 of the energy law, as added by
chapter 431 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
33. "Television (TV)" means [a commercially available electronic prod-
uct consisting of a tuner/receiver and a monitor encased in a single
housing, which is designed to receive and display an analog or digital
video television signal broadcast by an antenna, satellite, cable, or
broadband source. "Television" does not include multifunction TVs which
have VCR, DVD, DVR, or EPG functions] AN ANALOG OR DIGITAL DEVICE
DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR THE DISPLAY AND RECEPTION OF A TERRESTRIAL,
SATELLITE, CABLE INTERNET PROTOCOL TV (IPTV) OR OTHER BROADCAST OR
RECORDED TRANSMISSION OF ANALOG OR DIGITAL SIGNALS. TELEVISIONS INCLUDE
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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COMBINATION TELEVISIONS, TELEVISION MONITORS, COMPONENT TELEVISIONS, AND
ANY PRODUCT THAT IS MARKETED AS A TELEVISION.
S 3. The energy law is amended by adding a new section 16-110 to read
S 16-110. TELEVISION ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS. 1. TELEVISIONS MANU-
FACTURED ON AND AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, SHALL USE NO
MORE THAN (0.20 X SCREEN AREA (IN2) + 32) WATTS IN ACTIVE MODE AND NO
MORE THAN ONE (1) WATT IN STANDBY-PASSIVE MODE.
2. TELEVISIONS MANUFACTURED ON AND AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
FOURTEEN, SHALL USE NO MORE THAN (0.12 X SCREEN AREA (IN2) + 25) WATTS
IN ACTIVE MODE AND NO MORE THAN ONE (1) WATT IN STANDBY-PASSIVE MODE.
3. TELEVISION ACTIVE MODE ENERGY USE SHALL BE MEASURED ACCORDING TO
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION (IEC) 62087, EDITION 2.0
"METHODS OF MEASUREMENT FOR POWER CONSUMPTION OF AUDIO, VIDEO, AND
RELATED EQUIPMENT," AS APPLIED BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION AGENCY IN THE "ENERGY STAR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR TELE-
VISIONS, VERSIONS 4.0 AND 5.0."
4. TELEVISION STANDBY-PASSIVE MODE ENERGY USE SHALL BE MEASURED
ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION (IEC) DRAFT IEC
62301, ED. 2.0: HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES -- MEASUREMENT OF
STANDBY POWER, AS APPLIED BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY IN THE "ENERGY STAR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR TELEVISIONS,
VERSIONS 4.0 AND 5.0."
5. NO TELEVISION MANUFACTURED ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
TWELVE, MAY BE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE STATE UNLESS THE EFFI-
CIENCY OF THE PRODUCT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE EFFICIENCY STANDARDS SET
FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment, or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the timely
implementation of this act on or before its effective date is hereby
authorized to be made.