senate Bill S82

Enacts energy efficiency standards for televisions

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 05 / Apr / 2011
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Summary

Enacts energy efficiency standards for televisions, beginning January 1, 2012; amends definition of television and adds other, related definitions.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5586
Versions:
S82
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16-102, add §16-110, Energy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7363, A9387

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BILL NUMBER:S82

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the energy law, in relation to increasing the energy efficiency
of televisions

PURPOSE:
To establish energy efficiency guidelines for televisions, which would
mandate greater energy efficiency in television manufacturing, and
reduce consumer energy costs, carbon dioxide emissions, and the
burden placed on the power grid.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Adds three new subdivisions to section 16-102 of the energy
law to define combination television, component television, and
television monitor.

Section 2: Amends subdivision 33 of section 16-102 of the energy law
to update the definition of television (TV).

Section 3: Adds new section 16-110 to the energy law to mandate new
energy efficiency standards for televisions. The applied standards
are tiered so that those manufactured on or after January 1, 2012,
will be subject to the first round of energy efficiency standards,
and those manufactured on or after January I, 2014, will be subject
to the second, more rigorous, round of energy efficiency standards.
The simple formula for both determinations is stated.

Section 4: Provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
With the growth of the television industry as well as high-definition,
plasma, liquid crystal display (LCD), and other technological
innovations, there has been a rapid increase in the number of large
televisions on the market. The average number of televisions per
household and average time spent watching television has increased
markedly over the past few years as well. Many of these newer models
consume three times as much energy as do older cathode ray tube
televisions. On average, this new technology has increased energy
consumption from 3% to 10% of home energy use. Moreover, according to
the California Energy Commission (CEC), some plasma television sets
manufactured in 2008 drew more power than a typical large
refrigerator did, even if the television was only used a few hours a
day.

The combination of these factors has translated to a large increase in
the typical energy consumption of televisions by the average
household. There is a strong need, therefore, to regulate the energy
efficiency of televisions to encourage energy reduction, save
taxpayers money on energy bills, curb carbon emissions, and reduce
the stress placed on the power grid. With the adoption of these
energy efficiency standards, a 42-inch screen television would
consume 183 watts or less by 2012 and 115 watts or less by 2014.
Today, this television could potentially use close to 300 watts.


Similar legislation has passed in California and been introduced in
Massachusetts, signaling the start of a national trend toward more
rigorous energy efficiency standards. There are already over 1000
televisions on the market that meet these standards, with many more
to come, due to the CEC's approval of new regulations. This bill
would parallel regulations currently placed on devices such as air
conditioners and refrigerators. It would also ensure that New York
remains at the forefront of energy efficiency and environmental
innovation by encouraging energy reduction in television manufacturing.

With the adoption of these measures, New York consumers would save
billions of dollars and conserve energy while their freedom to
purchase any size or type of television would also be preserved.

The bill only affects TVs manufactured on or after January 1, 2012,
meaning consumers would not be forced to replace their existing
devices.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.7363/A.9387

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill will take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall become law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment, 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.

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

                                   82

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             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-
  cations

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.
                                                           LBD00447-01-1

S. 82                               2

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
as follows:
  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.

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