assembly Bill A7281A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the healthy, safe and energy efficient outdoor lighting act to reduce harmful outdoor lighting

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2010 amended on third reading 7281a
Jan 06, 2010 ordered to third reading cal.486
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 18, 2009 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 10, 2009 ordered to third reading rules cal.155
rules report cal.155
reported
Jun 08, 2009 reported referred to rules
May 12, 2009 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 27, 2009 referred to environmental conservation

A7281 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2714
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20 §§20-0101 - 20-0115, En Con L; amd §44, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1478
2013-2014: A751
2015-2016: A586
2017-2018: A3216
2019-2020: A979
2021-2022: A1820

A7281 - Summary

Enacts the healthy, safe and energy efficient outdoor lighting act to reduce harmful outdoor lighting; sets standards for outdoor lighting; provides for the designation of dark-sky preserves; provides for distribution to customers by electric corporations or municipalities providing electric service of an informational pamphlet relating to outdoor lighting.

A7281 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7281

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, ALESSI, ENGLEBRIGHT, PAULIN, LUPARDO,
  CAHILL, BROOK-KRASNY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND,  BREN-
  NAN,  DelMONTE, DESTITO, DINOWITZ, GABRYSZAK, GALEF, GLICK, GOTTFRIED,
  KOON, V. LOPEZ, McENENY, MILLMAN, O'DONNELL, ORTIZ,  PHEFFER,  STIRPE,
  SWEENEY,  TOWNS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend  the  environmental  conservation  law  and  the  public
  service  law,  in  relation  to  enacting the healthy, safe and energy
  efficient outdoor lighting act

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new article 20 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 20
         HEALTHY, SAFE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT
SECTION 20-0101. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND POLICY.
        20-0103. SHORT TITLE.
        20-0105. DEFINITIONS.
        20-0107. PERMANENT OUTDOOR LUMINAIRE.
        20-0109. DARK-SKY PRESERVES.
        20-0111. MODEL COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR LIGHTING ORDINANCE.
        20-0113. INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET.
        20-0115. APPLICABILITY.
S 20-0101. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND POLICY.
  THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT CAREFUL MANAGEMENT OF OUTDOOR  LIGHTING  IS
NECESSARY  TO  PROTECT  THE HEALTH, SAFETY, ENERGY SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT
AND GENERAL WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE.
  UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, WANING  DAYLIGHT  BROUGHT  AN
END  TO  MANY  OF  MANKIND'S  ACTIVITIES.  THIS BEGAN TO CHANGE WITH THE
INTRODUCTION OF INCANDESCENT LAMPS,  WHICH  DRAMATICALLY  INCREASED  THE
RANGE  OF  PURSUITS POSSIBLE AFTER DARK. CIVIC, SOCIAL, CULTURAL, EDUCA-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09817-01-9

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A7281A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2714
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20 §§20-0101 - 20-0115, En Con L; amd §44, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1478
2013-2014: A751
2015-2016: A586
2017-2018: A3216
2019-2020: A979
2021-2022: A1820

A7281A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the healthy, safe and energy efficient outdoor lighting act to reduce harmful outdoor lighting; sets standards for outdoor lighting; provides for the designation of dark-sky preserves; provides for distribution to customers by electric corporations or municipalities providing electric service of an informational pamphlet relating to outdoor lighting.

A7281A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A7281A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7281--A
                                                        Cal. No. 486

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, ALESSI, ENGLEBRIGHT, PAULIN, LUPARDO,
  CAHILL, BROOK-KRASNY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND,  BREN-
  NAN,  DelMONTE, DESTITO, DINOWITZ, GABRYSZAK, GALEF, GLICK, GOTTFRIED,
  KOON, V. LOPEZ, McENENY, MILLMAN, O'DONNELL, ORTIZ,  PHEFFER,  STIRPE,
  SWEENEY,  TOWNS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation -- reported from committee, advanced  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend  the  environmental  conservation  law  and  the  public
  service  law,  in  relation  to  enacting the healthy, safe and energy
  efficient outdoor lighting act

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new article 20 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 20
         HEALTHY, SAFE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT
SECTION 20-0101. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND POLICY.
        20-0103. SHORT TITLE.
        20-0105. DEFINITIONS.
        20-0107. PERMANENT OUTDOOR LUMINAIRE.
        20-0109. DARK-SKY PRESERVES.
        20-0111. MODEL COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR LIGHTING ORDINANCE.
        20-0113. INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET.
        20-0115. APPLICABILITY.
S 20-0101. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND POLICY.
  THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT CAREFUL MANAGEMENT OF OUTDOOR  LIGHTING  IS
NECESSARY  TO  PROTECT  THE HEALTH, SAFETY, ENERGY SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT
AND GENERAL WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE.
  UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, WANING  DAYLIGHT  BROUGHT  AN
END  TO  MANY  OF  MANKIND'S  ACTIVITIES.  THIS BEGAN TO CHANGE WITH THE

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