assembly Bill A1478

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2012 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 15, 2011 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 10, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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A1478 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4105
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:
2009-2010: A7281, S858
2013-2014: A751, S4224
2015-2016: A586
2017-2018: A3216
2019-2020: A979
2021-2022: A1820

A1478 (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.

A1478 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1478

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, ENGLEBRIGHT, PAULIN, LUPARDO, CAHILL,
  BROOK-KRASNY -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  BOYLAND,  BRENNAN,
  DESTITO,   DINOWITZ,  GABRYSZAK,  GALEF,  GLICK,  GOTTFRIED,  LATIMER,
  V. LOPEZ, McENENY, MILLMAN, O'DONNELL, ORTIZ, PHEFFER, SWEENEY,  TOWNS
  --  read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conserva-
  tion

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.
                                                           LBD02248-01-1