|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|Mar 27, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 26, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 25, 2014||1st report cal.342|
|Jan 31, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S6514
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6514 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§27-2101, 27-2107 & 71-2724, En Con L
S6514 - Summary
Relates to the prohibition of the sale, offer for sale or distribution of mercury added lamps that fail to meet the mercury content standards adopted by the department.
S6514 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6514 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To reduce the amount of mercury contained in certain mercury containing lamps. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 27-2101 of the environmental conservation law to contain various definitions for this act. Section 2 amends Section 27-2107 of the environmental conservation law to put constraints on the amount of mercury certain lamps can contain. Section 3 is the penalty provision for this act. Section 4 contains penalties for this act. Section 5 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: With the Federal Government outlawing incandescent light bulbs to help save energy most individuals are now moving towards fluorescent light bulbs which save energy. However, these light bulbs contain sometimes significant amounts of mercury which is a significant environmental hazard when it enters the waste stream. As a result of this movement towards fluorescent lights it is imperative to limit the
S6514 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6514 I N S E N A T E January 31, 2014 ___________ 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 the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps 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 six new subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35 to read as follows: 30. "MERCURY-ADDED LAMP" MEANS A GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHT TO WHICH MERCU- RY OR MERCURY COMPOUNDS ARE INTENTIONALLY ADDED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FLUORESCENT LAMPS WITH NORMAL OR LONG LIFETIME. 31. "PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO: (A) MANUFACTURES AND SELLS MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS UNDER ITS OWN BRAND; (B) RESELLS UNDER ITS OWN BRAND EQUIPMENT PRODUCED BY OTHER SUPPLIERS, A RESELLER NOT BEING REGARDED AS THE PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS IF THE BRAND OF THE PRODUCER OF MERCURY-ADDED LAMPS APPEARS ON THE EQUIP- MENT, AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION; OR (C) SERVES AS THE IMPORTER OR DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTOR OF A MERCURY-ADDED LAMP IF THE BRAND NAME OWNER IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. 32. "GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHT" MEANS A LAMP, BULB OR TUBE, OR OTHER ELEC- TRIC DEVICE THAT PROVIDES FUNCTIONAL ILLUMINATION FOR INDOOR RESIDEN- TIAL, INDOOR COMMERCIAL, AND/OR OUTDOOR USE. GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTS SHALL NOT INCLUDE SPECIAL PURPOSE LIGHTS. 33. "SPECIAL PURPOSE LIGHT" MEANS A LAMP, BULB OR TUBE THAT IS NOT INTENDED TO SATISFY THE MAJORITY OF GENERAL LIGHTING APPLICATIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A: SIGN LIGHT, APPLIANCE LIGHT, BLACK LIGHT, GERMICIDAL LIGHT, BUG LIGHT, COLORED LIGHT, PLANT LIGHT, STRAIGHT FLUORESCENT REFLECTOR LIGHT, REPROGRAPHIC LIGHT, SHATTER-RESISTANT LIGHT, COLD TEMPERATURE LIGHT, THREE-WAY LIGHT, PREHEAT LIGHT AND HIGH COLOR RENDERING LIGHT WITH A CRI GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 87. 34. "NORMAL LIFETIME" MEANS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN FOURTEEN THOUSAND HOURS AND LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND HOURS WHEN TESTED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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