senate Bill S7456

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps

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May 15, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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S7456 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2048A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง27-2101, 27-2107 & 71-2724, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5583B
2009-2010: A10100C

S7456 - Summary

Relates to the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps.

S7456 - Sponsor Memo

S7456 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7456

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 five new subdivisions 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34 to read
as follows:
  30. "MERCURY-ADDED LAMP" MEANS AN ELECTRIC LAMP TO  WHICH  MERCURY  OR
MERCURY COMPOUNDS ARE INTENTIONALLY ADDED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROC-
ESS,  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMPS, FLUORES-
CENT LAMPS AND TUBULAR 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 LIGHTS" MEANS LAMPS, BULBS, TUBES, OR OTHER ELEC-
TRIC  DEVICES  THAT  PROVIDE FUNCTIONAL ILLUMINATION FOR INDOOR RESIDEN-
TIAL, INDOOR COMMERCIAL, AND OUTDOOR USE. GENERAL PURPOSE  LIGHTS  SHALL
NOT INCLUDE SPECIAL PURPOSE LIGHTS.
  33.  "SPECIAL  PURPOSE LIGHTS" MEANS THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTY LIGHTING:
APPLIANCE, BLACK LIGHT, GERMICIDAL, BUG,  COLORED,  INFRARED,  LEFT-HAND
THREAD,  MARINE,  MARINE'S  SIGNAL  SERVICE,  MINE SERVICE, PLANT LIGHT,
REFLECTOR, REPROGRAPHIC, ROUGH SERVICE, SHATTER-RESISTANT, COLD  TEMPER-
ATURE,  SIGN  SERVICE, SILVER BOWL, SHOWCASE, THREE-WAY, TRAFFIC SIGNAL,
AND VIBRATION SERVICE.
  34. "LONG LIFETIME" MEANS MORE THAN TWENTY-FOUR  THOUSAND  HOURS  WHEN
TESTED ON A T8 INSTANT START BALLAST, A T12 RAPID START BALLAST, OR A T5

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02320-05-4

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