senate Bill S4833A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the collection of mercury containing thermostats

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Dec 21, 2011 print number 4833a
Dec 21, 2011 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 27, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

S4833 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7752
2013-2014: S664
2015-2016: S686
2017-2018: S1277

S4833 - Summary

Relates to the collection of mercury-containing thermostats.

S4833 - Sponsor Memo

S4833 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4833

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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. MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT COLLECTION PROGRAM.
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02935-03-1

S4833A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7752
2013-2014: S664
2015-2016: S686
2017-2018: S1277

S4833A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the collection of mercury-containing thermostats.

S4833A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4833A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4833--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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

  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. MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT COLLECTION PROGRAM.
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02935-06-1

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