senate Bill S1600

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 24, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 23, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 12, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 05, 2013 1st report cal.34
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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S1600 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง27-2101, 27-2107, 71-2724 & 71-2724, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7004

S1600 - 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.

S1600 - Sponsor Memo

S1600 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1600

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03427-01-3

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