|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 12, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S7004
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7004 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§27-2101, 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
BILL NUMBER:S7004 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation limits the amount of mercury that can be contained in certain light bulbs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 creates certain definitions and states that certain lights including compact fluorescent lamps, straight fluorescent lamps and non linear fluorescent lamps shall be considered. Further contains definitions for normal lifetime and long lifetime light bulbs. Contains definitions for producer of lighting and produce of lighting that contains mercury. This section also contains definitions of special purpose lighting. Section 2 states that produce of lighting shall not sell lighting that contains mercury content that is above acceptable levels for different types of light bulbs. Section 3 states that any person except in certain violations of this act are subject to a civil penalty. Section 4 This section states that any person knowingly or
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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