senate Bill S7752

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to the collection of mercury containing thermostats

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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May 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation

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S7752 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10160
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4833, A3485
2013-2014: S664, A1048
2015-2016: S686
2017-2018: S1277

S7752 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the collection of mercury-containing thermostats.

S7752 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7752 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7752

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2010
                               ___________

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, in relation  to  the
  collection of mercury containing thermostats

  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 section 27-2119 to read as follows:
S 27-2119. PHASE-OUT OF MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTATS.
  1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "MANUFACTURER"  MEANS THE ENTITY THAT OWNS A NAME BRAND OF MERCU-
RY-CONTAINING THERMOSTATS.
  (B) "MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT" MEANS A  PRODUCT  OR  DEVICE  THAT
USES  A  MERCURY  SWITCH  TO  SENSE AND CONTROL ROOM TEMPERATURE THROUGH
COMMUNICATION WITH HEATING, VENTILATING, OR AIR-CONDITIONING  EQUIPMENT.
"MERCURY-CONTAINING  THERMOSTAT"  INCLUDES THERMOSTATS USED TO SENSE AND
CONTROL ROOM TEMPERATURE  IN  RESIDENTIAL,  COMMERCIAL,  INDUSTRIAL  AND
OTHER  BUILDINGS  BUT  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE A THERMOSTAT USED TO SENSE AND
CONTROL TEMPERATURE AS PART OF A MANUFACTURING PROCESS.
  (C) "THERMOSTAT RETAILER" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION,  PARTNER-
SHIP, COOPERATIVE, ASSOCIATION, FIRM, OR OTHER ENTITY THAT SELLS THERMO-
STATS  OF  ANY  KIND  DIRECTLY  TO  HOMEOWNERS OR OTHER NONPROFESSIONALS
THROUGH ANY SELLING OR DISTRIBUTION MECHANISM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO SALES USING THE INTERNET OR CATALOGUES. A  RETAILER  MAY  ALSO  BE  A
WHOLESALER IF IT MEETS THE DEFINITION OF A WHOLESALER.
  (D)  "THERMOSTAT  WHOLESALER" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PART-
NERSHIP, COOPERATIVE, ASSOCIATION, FIRM, OR OTHER ENTITY THAT IS ENGAGED
PRIMARILY IN THE DISTRIBUTION AND WHOLESALE OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND
AIR-CONDITIONING COMPONENTS TO CONTRACTORS WHO INSTALL  HEATING,  VENTI-
LATION, AND AIR-CONDITIONING COMPONENTS.
  2.  MANUFACTURER RESPONSIBILITIES. (A) EACH MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMO-
STAT MANUFACTURER THAT HAS OFFERED FOR FINAL SALE, SOLD AT  FINAL  SALE,
OR  HAS  DISTRIBUTED  MERCURY-CONTAINING  THERMOSTATS IN NEW YORK SHALL,
INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY, AND NOT LATER THAN JUNE FIRST,  TWO  THOU-

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

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