senate Bill S664

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the collection of mercury containing thermostats

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
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S664 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-2119, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4833A
2009-2010: S7752

S664 - Summary

Relates to the collection of mercury-containing thermostats.

S664 - Sponsor Memo

S664 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   664

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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
  collection of mercury containing thermostats

  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 section 27-2119 to read as follows:
S 27-2119. MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT COLLECTION PROGRAM.
  1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "MANUFACTURER"  MEANS THE ENTITY THAT OWNS A NAME BRAND OF MERCU-
RY-CONTAINING THERMOSTATS.
  (B) "MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOSTAT" MEANS A  PRODUCT  OR  DEVICE  THAT
USES  A  MERCURY  SWITCH  TO  SENSE AND CONTROL ROOM TEMPERATURE THROUGH
COMMUNICATION WITH HEATING, VENTILATING, OR AIR-CONDITIONING  EQUIPMENT.
"MERCURY-CONTAINING  THERMOSTAT"  INCLUDES THERMOSTATS USED TO SENSE AND
CONTROL ROOM TEMPERATURE  IN  RESIDENTIAL,  COMMERCIAL,  INDUSTRIAL  AND
OTHER  BUILDINGS  BUT  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE A THERMOSTAT USED TO SENSE AND
CONTROL TEMPERATURE AS PART OF A MANUFACTURING PROCESS.
  (C) "THERMOSTAT RETAILER" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION,  PARTNER-
SHIP, COOPERATIVE, ASSOCIATION, FIRM, OR OTHER ENTITY THAT SELLS THERMO-
STATS  OF  ANY  KIND  DIRECTLY  TO  HOMEOWNERS OR OTHER NONPROFESSIONALS
THROUGH ANY SELLING OR DISTRIBUTION MECHANISM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO SALES USING THE INTERNET OR CATALOGUES. A  RETAILER  MAY  ALSO  BE  A
WHOLESALER IF IT MEETS THE DEFINITION OF A WHOLESALER.
  (D)  "THERMOSTAT  WHOLESALER" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PART-
NERSHIP, COOPERATIVE, ASSOCIATION, FIRM, OR OTHER ENTITY THAT IS ENGAGED
PRIMARILY IN THE DISTRIBUTION AND WHOLESALE OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND
AIR-CONDITIONING COMPONENTS TO CONTRACTORS WHO INSTALL  HEATING,  VENTI-
LATION, AND AIR-CONDITIONING COMPONENTS.

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

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