S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
cations -- recommitted to the Committee on Infrastructure and Capital
Investment 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 energy law, in relation to the use of general
purpose lights in public buildings
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 8-103 of the energy law, as amended by chapter 744
of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
S 8-103. Application. 1. On or before April first, nineteen hundred
eighty, the commissioner shall promulgate, and thereafter may amend from
time to time, standards relating to the lighting of all existing build-
ings, or classes of such buildings, for purposes of minimizing the
consumption of energy and providing for the efficient utilization of the
energy expended for lighting in the use and occupancy of such buildings.
Such standards shall be cost effective and shall not impair the health
and safety of the occupants of the property. The standards shall be
deemed cost effective if the cost of implementing them would be equal to
or less than the present value of energy and maintenance savings that
would be expected over a seven-year period in a building to which the
standards are applicable. PROVIDED HOWEVER, ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN WHICH AMENDED
THIS SECTION, ALL GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTS USED IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN
THIS STATE SHALL MEET THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ESTABLISHED IN
SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
2. THE MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR A GENERAL SERVICE LAMP
USED IN A PUBLIC BUILDING IN THE STATE SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS:
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 569--A 2
(A) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, FOR A LAMP WITH A LUMEN
OUTPUT OF BETWEEN TWENTY-SIX HUNDRED NINETY AND FOURTEEN HUNDRED NINETY,
THE LAMP SHALL ACHIEVE FIFTY LUMENS PER WATT.
(B) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN, FOR A LAMP WITH A LUMEN
OUTPUT OF BETWEEN FOURTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE AND ONE THOUSAND TEN, THE
LAMP SHALL ACHIEVE FIFTY LUMENS PER WATT.
(C) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN, FOR A LAMP WITH A LUMEN
OUTPUT OF BETWEEN ONE THOUSAND NINE AND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY, THE LAMP
SHALL ACHIEVE FIFTY LUMENS PER WATT.
(D) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, FOR A LAMP WITH A
LUMEN OUTPUT OF BETWEEN SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE AND THREE HUNDRED
FORTY, THE LAMP SHALL ACHIEVE FORTY LUMENS PER WATT.
3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
(A) "GENERAL SERVICE LAMP" MEANS A STANDARD TYPE LAMP THAT IS INTENDED
FOR GENERAL SERVICE APPLICATIONS AND HAS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
(I) A MEDIUM SCREW BASE;
(II) A WATTAGE RATING OF NO LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE WATTS AND NO GREATER
THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS;
(III) A A-15, A-19, A-21, A-23, A-25, PS-25, PS-30, BT-14.5, BT-15,
CP-19, TB-19, CA-22, OR EQUIVALENT SHAPE AS DEFINED IN THE AMERICAN
NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE C78.20-2003; AND
(IV) A BULB FINISH OF FROSTED, CLEAR, OR SOFT WHITE TYPE.
A GENERAL SERVICE LAMP DOES NOT INCLUDE AN APPLIANCE LAMP, BLACK LIGHT
LAMP, BUG LAMP, COLORED LAMP, ENHANCED SPECTRUM LAMP, INFRARED LAMP,
LEFT-HAND TREAD LAMP, MARINE LAMP, MARINE SIGNAL SERVICE LAMP, MINE
SERVICE LAMP, PLANT LIGHT, REFLECTOR LAMP, ROUGH SERVICE LAMP, SHATTER
RESISTANT LAMP, SIGN SERVICE LAMP, SILVER BOWL LAMP, SHOWCASE LAMP,
THREE-WAY LAMP, TRAFFIC SIGNAL LAMP OR VIBRATION SERVICE OR VIBRATION
(B) "PUBLIC BUILDING" SHALL MEAN ALL BUILDINGS INCLUDING GROUNDS AND
PREMISES ADJACENT OR APPURTENANT THERETO OR CONNECTED THERETO BELONGING
TO THE STATE, COUNTY, TOWN, VILLAGE, SCHOOL DISTRICT OR ANY OTHER POLI-
TICAL OR CIVIL SUBDIVISION OF STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.