senate Bill S7004

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale or offer for sale of electric lamps that contain mercury in excess of specified amounts

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Jun 12, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.760
Apr 20, 2012 referred to environmental conservation

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May 15, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 15, 2012

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S7004 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง27-2101, 27-2107, 71-2724 & 71-2724, En Con L

S7004 - Summary

Prohibits the sale or offer for sale of electric lamps that contain mercury in excess of specified amounts; provides exceptions and fines for violations.

S7004 - Sponsor Memo

S7004 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7004

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 20, 2012
                               ___________

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
  prohibiting  the sale or offer for sale of electric lamps that contain
  mercury in excess of specified amounts

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

  Section  1.  Section  27-2101 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding five new subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 to read as
follows:
  30. "LIGHTING THAT CONTAINS MERCURY" MEANS AN ELECTRIC LAMP, INCLUDING
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMPS,  STRAIGHT  FLUORESCENT  LAMPS  AND  NONLINEAR
FLUORESCENT  LAMPS,  TO  WHICH  MERCURY  OR  MERCURY COMPOUNDS ARE ADDED
DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS.
  31. "LONG LIFETIME" MEANS 25,000 HOURS OR MORE WHEN TESTED ON AN ELEC-
TRONIC BALLAST, INCLUDING T8 INSTANT START BALLASTS  AND  T5  PROGRAMMED
START BALLASTS, AND TURNED OFF AND ON EVERY THREE HOURS.
  32.  "NORMAL  LIFETIME" MEANS LESS THAN 25,000 HOURS WHEN TESTED ON AN
ELECTRONIC  BALLAST,  INCLUDING  T8  INSTANT  START  BALLASTS   AND   T5
PROGRAMMED START BALLASTS, AND TURNED OFF AND ON EVERY THREE HOURS.
  33.  (A) "PRODUCER OF LIGHTING THAT CONTAINS MERCURY" MEANS ANY PERSON
THAT:
  (I) MANUFACTURES AND SELLS LIGHTING THAT CONTAINS  MERCURY  UNDER  ITS
OWN BRAND;
  (II)  RESELLS  UNDER  ITS  OWN  BRAND  LIGHTING  THAT CONTAINS MERCURY
PRODUCED BY OTHER SUPPLIERS;
  (III) IMPORTS OR EXPORTS LIGHTING THAT CONTAINS MERCURY ON  A  PROFES-
SIONAL BASIS; OR
  (IV)  SERVES  AS THE IMPORTER OR DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTOR OF LIGHTING THAT
CONTAINS MERCURY IF THE BRAND NAME  OWNER  IS  LOCATED  OUTSIDE  OF  THE
UNITED STATES.
  (B)  "PRODUCER  OF  LIGHTING  THAT  CONTAINS  MERCURY" DOES NOT MEAN A
RESELLER OF LIGHTING THAT CONTAINS MERCURY IF THE BRAND OF THE  MANUFAC-
TURER OF THE LIGHTING THAT CONTAINS MERCURY APPEARS ON THE LIGHTING.

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

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