senate Bill S2714A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2010 print number 2714a
Mar 19, 2010 amend and recommit to finance
Mar 09, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 27, 2009 referred to environmental conservation

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Mar 9, 2010 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2714
12
2
committee
12
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S2714 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7281
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S2714 - 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.

S2714 - Sponsor Memo

S2714 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2714

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental 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-
TIONAL, AND COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS NOW GO FORWARD WITH AN EASE AND FREEDOM
UNIMAGINABLE IN EARLIER TIMES.  AS  THE  SCIENCE  OF  LIGHTING  EVOLVED,
HOWEVER, TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENTS GRADUALLY OUTSTRIPPED THE BASIC REQUIRE-
MENT  OF  PROVIDING ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION FOR THE TASK AT HAND. AT LEAST

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

Co-Sponsors

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S2714A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7281
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S2714A (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.

S2714A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2714A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2714--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. THOMPSON, ADAMS, BRESLIN, DILAN, HUNTLEY, KRUEGER,
  MONTGOMERY,  ONORATO,  OPPENHEIMER,  PARKER,  PERKINS,   SCHNEIDERMAN,
  SERRANO  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation --  recommit-
  ted  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said  committee  and
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09817-05-0

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