senate Bill S4345B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats

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Jun 22, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 21, 2012 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 19, 2012 restored to third reading
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 18, 2012 print number 4345c
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jun 12, 2012 committed to finance
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1038
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 16, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 15, 2011 print number 4345b
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jun 14, 2011 print number 4345a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 30, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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Jun 19, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S4345C
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 5, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4345B
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

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Bill Amendments

Original
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B
C (Active)
Original
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B
C (Active)

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S4345 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L

S4345 - Summary

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats; requires educational outreach; establishes collection goals; requires reporting of collection efforts  (view more) imposes civil penalties.

S4345 - Sponsor Memo

S4345 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4345

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 27-0721 to read as follows:
S 27-0721. COLLECTION OF MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTATS.
  1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "CONTRACTOR" MEANS A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS  OF  INSTALLA-
TION,  SERVICE  OR  REMOVAL OF HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING
COMPONENTS.
  (B) "MANUFACTURER" MEANS THE ORGANIZATION OR ENTITY THAT SELLS OR SOLD
A MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT UNDER A BRAND OR LABEL IT OWNS, OR IS OR
WAS LICENSED TO USE A MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT  PRODUCED  BY  OTHER
SUPPLIERS.
  (C)  "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.
  (D)  "PERSON"  MEANS  AN INDIVIDUAL, TRUST, FIRM, JOINT STOCK COMPANY,
CORPORATION (INCLUDING A GOVERNMENT CORPORATION),  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCI-
ATION,  THE  FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT OR ANY AGENCY OR SUBDIVISION THEREOF, A
STATE, MUNICIPALITY, COMMISSION, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF  A  STATE,  OR
ANY INTERSTATE BODY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10551-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S4345A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L

S4345A - Summary

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats; requires educational outreach; establishes collection goals; requires reporting of collection efforts  (view more) imposes civil penalties.

S4345A - Sponsor Memo

S4345A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4345--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRISANTI, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  collection  of  mercury-containing  thermostats; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Short title. This act may be cited as the "Mercury Thermo-
stat Collection Act".
  S 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 27-2119 to read as follows:
S 27-2119. MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT COLLECTION.
  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "COLLECTION PROGRAM" MEANS A SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION, TRANSPOR-
TATION, RECYCLING, AND DISPOSAL OF  OUT-OF-SERVICE  MERCURY  THERMOSTATS
THAT  IS  FINANCED  AND MANAGED OR PROVIDED BY A THERMOSTAT MANUFACTURER
INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY  WITH  OTHER  THERMOSTAT  MANUFACTURERS  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
  (B)  "CONTRACTOR"  MEANS A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF INSTALLA-
TION, SERVICE, OR REMOVAL OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND  AIR-CONDITIONING
COMPONENTS.
  (C)  "MERCURY THERMOSTAT" MEANS A THERMOSTAT THAT MEETS THE DEFINITION
OF A "MERCURY THERMOSTAT" UNDER SUBSECTION (F) OF SECTION 22.23B OF  THE
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT.
  (D)  "OUT-OF-SERVICE  MERCURY  THERMOSTAT"  MEANS A MERCURY THERMOSTAT
THAT IS REMOVED, REPLACED, OR OTHERWISE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE.
  (E) "PERSON" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, PARTNERSHIP, CO-PARTNERSHIP,  FIRM,
COMPANY,  LIMITED  LIABILITY  COMPANY,  CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION, JOINT
STOCK COMPANY, TRUST, ESTATE, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION,  STATE  AGENCY,  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10551-04-1

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S4345B - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L

S4345B - Summary

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats; requires educational outreach; establishes collection goals; requires reporting of collection efforts  (view more) imposes civil penalties.

S4345B - Sponsor Memo

S4345B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4345--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRISANTI, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental
  Conservation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  collection  of  mercury-containing  thermostats; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Short title. This act may be cited as the "Mercury Thermo-
stat Collection Act".
  S 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 27-2119 to read as follows:
S 27-2119. MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT COLLECTION.
  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "COLLECTION PROGRAM" MEANS A SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION, TRANSPOR-
TATION, RECYCLING, AND DISPOSAL OF  OUT-OF-SERVICE  MERCURY  THERMOSTATS
THAT  IS  FINANCED  AND MANAGED OR PROVIDED BY A THERMOSTAT MANUFACTURER
INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY  WITH  OTHER  THERMOSTAT  MANUFACTURERS  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
  (B)  "CONTRACTOR"  MEANS A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF INSTALLA-
TION, SERVICE, OR REMOVAL OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND  AIR-CONDITIONING
COMPONENTS.
  (C)  "MERCURY THERMOSTAT" MEANS A THERMOSTAT THAT MEETS THE DEFINITION
OF A "MERCURY THERMOSTAT" UNDER SUBSECTION (F) OF SECTION 22.23B OF  THE
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT.
  (D)  "OUT-OF-SERVICE  MERCURY  THERMOSTAT"  MEANS A MERCURY THERMOSTAT
THAT IS REMOVED, REPLACED, OR OTHERWISE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10551-05-1

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S4345C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L

S4345C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats; requires educational outreach; establishes collection goals; requires reporting of collection efforts  (view more) imposes civil penalties.

S4345C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4345C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4345--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  DUANE, ESPAILLAT, MARCELLINO, MARTINS,
  PARKER, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to
  be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conservation in  accord-
  ance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading  --  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, the  public  service
  law,  the  public  authorities  law,  the  social services law and the
  public housing law, in relation to the collection of  mercury-contain-
  ing  thermostats; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Short title. This act may be cited as the "Mercury Thermo-
stat Collection Act".
  S 2. Section 27-2101 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by  adding  eight  new subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37 to
read as follows:
  30. "COLLECTION PROGRAM" MEANS A SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION,  TRANSPOR-
TATION,  RECYCLING,  AND  DISPOSAL OF OUT-OF-SERVICE MERCURY THERMOSTATS
THAT IS FINANCED AND MANAGED OR PROVIDED BY  A  THERMOSTAT  MANUFACTURER
INDIVIDUALLY  OR  COLLECTIVELY  WITH  OTHER  THERMOSTAT MANUFACTURERS IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10551-10-2

S. 4345--C                          2

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