senate Bill S6907A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits mercury-added rotational balancing products

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 28, 2014 amended on third reading 6907a
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.626
Mar 27, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S6907 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9143A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§27-2107 & 37-0113, En Con L

S6907 - Summary

Prohibits mercury-added rotational balancing products.

S6907 - Sponsor Memo

S6907 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6907

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, 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
  prohibiting mercury-added rotational balancing products

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2, 9 and 10 of section 27-2107 of the envi-
ronmental  conservation  law, subdivision 1 as amended and subdivision 9
as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 2005, subdivision 2 as  added  by
chapter  145  of the laws of 2004 and subdivision 10 as added by chapter
20 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  1. On [and] OR after January first, two thousand five, no person shall
sell, offer for sale or distribute free  of  charge  in  the  state  any
mercury-added  novelty consumer product. A manufacturer that produces or
sells mercury-added novelty consumer  products  shall  notify  retailers
that sell mercury-added novelty consumer products about such product ban
and  inform  such  retailers of how to properly dispose of the remaining
inventory.
  2. On [and] OR after January first, two thousand five, no person shall
sell, offer for sale or distribute free of charge mercury fever thermom-
eters or mercury body thermometers except by prescription written  by  a
physician.  A  manufacturer of such thermometers shall provide the buyer
or the recipient with notice of mercury content, instructions on  proper
disposal  and instructions that clearly describe how to carefully handle
the thermometer to avoid breakage and on proper cleanup should a  break-
age occur.
  9.  ON  OR  AFTER  APRIL  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, NO PERSON SHALL
SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR DISTRIBUTE ANY MERCURY-ADDED ROTATIONAL  BALANC-
ING  PRODUCT  FOR  USE  ON  WHEELS, CLUTCHES, FLY WHEELS, ENGINES, FANS,
MOTORS AND PUMPS, CRANK SHAFTS, DRIVE SHAFTS, OR OTHER ROTATING DEVICES.
  10. The provisions of subdivisions five, six, seven, [and] eight,  AND
NINE  of this section shall not apply to the sale or distribution of any
mercury-added consumer product delineated in those subdivisions  if  the

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

Co-Sponsors

S6907A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9143A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§27-2107 & 37-0113, En Con L

S6907A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits mercury-added rotational balancing products.

S6907A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6907A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6907--A
    Cal. No. 626

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, AVELLA, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
  to first and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting mercury-added rotational balancing products

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  9 and 10 of section 27-2107 of the environ-
mental conservation law, subdivision 9 as added by chapter  676  of  the
laws  of  2005  and subdivision 10 as added by chapter 20 of the laws of
2011, are amended to read as follows:
  9. NO LATER THAN APRIL FIRST, TWO  THOUSAND  SIXTEEN,  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS  TO PROHIBIT THE SALE, OFFER FOR SALE, OR
DISTRIBUTION OF MERCURY-ADDED ROTATIONAL BALANCING PRODUCTS FOR  USE  ON
ANY  OF  THE  FOLLOWING  DEVICES FOR WHICH A MERCURY-FREE ALTERNATIVE IS
AVAILABLE: ROTATING DEVICES,  WHEELS,  CLUTCHES,  FLY  WHEELS,  ENGINES,
FANS, MOTORS, PUMPS, CRANK SHAFTS, AND DRIVE SHAFTS.
  10.  The provisions of subdivisions five, six, seven, [and] eight, AND
NINE of this section shall not apply to the sale or distribution of  any
mercury-added  consumer  product delineated in those subdivisions if the
use of such product is  a  federal  requirement.  The  department  shall
develop informational materials on the dangers of mercury-added consumer
products, specifically thermometers and barometers, and disseminate such
materials to antique dealers and resale establishments.
  [10.]  11.  The  department  may grant a waiver from the provisions of
subdivision eight of this section upon request by the manufacturer of  a
mercury-added consumer product.
  (a) An application for a waiver shall be in the form prescribed by the
department and document the basis for the requested waiver or renewal of
a  waiver  and  describe  how the manufacturer will ensure that a system
exists for the proper collection, transportation and processing  of  the
mercury-added consumer products at the end of their useful life.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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