senate Bill S1676A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2013 print number 1676a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Feb 28, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Feb 28, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

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Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2013

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S1676 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8084
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 29 §§27-2901 - 27-2909, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4345C

S1676 - Summary

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats; requires educational outreach; establishes collection goals; requires reporting of collection efforts.

S1676 - Sponsor Memo

S1676 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1676

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MARTINS -- 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, the  public  service
  law,  the  public  authorities  law,  the  social services law and the
  public housing law, in relation to the collection of  mercury-contain-
  ing  thermostats; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Short title. This act may be cited as the "Mercury Thermo-
stat Collection Act".
  S 2. Section 27-2101 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by  adding  eight  new subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37 to
read as follows:
  30. "COLLECTION PROGRAM" MEANS A SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION,  TRANSPOR-
TATION,  RECYCLING,  AND  DISPOSAL OF OUT-OF-SERVICE MERCURY THERMOSTATS
THAT IS FINANCED AND MANAGED OR PROVIDED BY  A  THERMOSTAT  MANUFACTURER
INDIVIDUALLY  OR  COLLECTIVELY  WITH  OTHER  THERMOSTAT MANUFACTURERS IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
  31. "CONTRACTOR" MEANS A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS  OF  INSTALLA-
TION,  SERVICE, OR REMOVAL OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR-CONDITIONING
COMPONENTS.
  32. "OUT-OF-SERVICE MERCURY THERMOSTAT"  MEANS  A  MERCURY  THERMOSTAT
THAT IS REMOVED, REPLACED, OR OTHERWISE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE.
  33.  "QUALIFIED  CONTRACTOR" MEANS A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF
INSTALLATION, SERVICE, OR REMOVAL OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND  AIR-CON-
DITIONING  COMPONENTS  WHO  EMPLOYS SEVEN OR MORE SERVICE TECHNICIANS OR
INSTALLERS OR WHO IS LOCATED IN AN AREA OUTSIDE OF  AN  URBAN  AREA,  AS
DEFINED BY THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF THE CENSUS.

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

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S1676A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8084
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 29 §§27-2901 - 27-2909, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4345C

S1676A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats; requires educational outreach; establishes collection goals; requires reporting of collection efforts.

S1676A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1676A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1676--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRISANTI, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, ESPAILLAT, HOYL-
  MAN, LATIMER, MARTINS, SERRANO, SQUADRON,  YOUNG  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Environmental Conservation -- reported favorably from  said  committee
  and  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  establishing the mercury thermostat collection act; and providing  for
  the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "Mercury
thermostat collection act".
  S  2.  Article  27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new title 29 to read as follows:

                                TITLE 29
                     MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION ACT
SECTION 27-2901. DEFINITIONS.
        27-2903. MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT COLLECTION.
        27-2905. THERMOSTAT WHOLESALER AND RETAILER REQUIREMENTS.
        27-2907. DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES.
        27-2909. DISPOSAL PROHIBITION.
S 27-2901. DEFINITIONS.
  1. "COLLECTION PROGRAM" MEANS A SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION, TRANSPORTA-
TION, RECYCLING, AND DISPOSAL OF OUT-OF-SERVICE MERCURY THERMOSTATS THAT
IS FINANCED AND MANAGED OR PROVIDED BY A THERMOSTAT  MANUFACTURER  INDI-
VIDUALLY  OR COLLECTIVELY WITH OTHER THERMOSTAT MANUFACTURERS IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THIS SECTION.

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

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