assembly Bill A751

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 12, 2013 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2013 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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A751 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4224
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
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
2011-2012: A1478, S4105
2015-2016: A586
2017-2018: A3216
2019-2020: A979
2021-2022: A1820

A751 (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.

A751 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   751

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, ENGLEBRIGHT, PAULIN, LUPARDO, CAHILL,
  BROOK-KRASNY -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  ABINANTI,  BOYLAND,
  BRENNAN,   DINOWITZ,  GABRYSZAK,  GALEF,  GLICK,  GOTTFRIED,  MILLMAN,
  O'DONNELL, ORTIZ, SWEENEY -- read once and referred to  the  Committee
  on Environmental Conservation

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.