|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 16, 2016||referred to environmental conservation|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 06, 2016||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 02, 2016||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 01, 2016||1st report cal.1345|
|May 12, 2016||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S7789
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7789 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7789 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7789 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting the "solar panel collection act"; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE : To establish solar panel recycling infrastructure and protocols. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends section 27-3101 of environmental conservation law to establish the title of the act as the "solar panel collection act" and defines "collection program", "out-of-service solar panel, "qualified contractor", "qualified local government authorities", "solar panel", "solar panel manufacturer", "solar panel retailer", and "solar panel wholesaler". Section 2 amends section 27-3103 of environmental conservation law to establish criteria for solar panel collection; amends section 27-3105 of environmental conservation law to establish responsibilities of the Department of Environmental Conservation in relation to the collection of solar panels; amends section 27-3107 of environmental conservation law establish requirements the Department of Environmental Conservation must adhere to; amends section 27-3109 of environmental
S7789 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7789 I N S E N A T E May 12, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- 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 enacting the "solar panel 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. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "solar panel collection act". S 2. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 31 to read as follows: TITLE 31 SOLAR PANEL COLLECTION ACT SECTION 27-3101. DEFINITIONS. 27-3103. SOLAR PANEL COLLECTION. 27-3105. SOLAR PANEL WHOLESALER AND RETAILER REQUIREMENTS. 27-3107. DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES. 27-3109. DISPOSAL PROHIBITION. S 27-3101. DEFINITIONS. 1. "COLLECTION PROGRAM" MEANS A SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION, TRANSPORTA- TION, RECYCLING, AND DISPOSAL OF OUT-OF-SERVICE SOLAR PANELS THAT IS FINANCED AND MANAGED OR PROVIDED BY A SOLAR PANEL MANUFACTURER INDIVID- UALLY OR COLLECTIVELY WITH OTHER SOLAR PANEL MANUFACTURERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. 2. "OUT-OF-SERVICE SOLAR PANEL" MEANS A SOLAR PANEL THAT IS REMOVED, REPLACED OR OTHERWISE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE. 3. "QUALIFIED CONTRACTOR" MEANS A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF INSTALLATION, SERVICE OR REMOVAL OF SOLAR PANELS WHO EMPLOYS SEVEN OR MORE SERVICE TECHNICIANS OR INSTALLERS. 4. "QUALIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES" MEANS ANY MUNICIPAL CORPO- RATION OR PLANNING UNIT AS DEFINED IN SECTION 27-0107 OF THIS ARTICLE, OR COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH. 5. "SOLAR PANEL" MEANS A BANK OF SOLAR CELLS THAT, WHEN EXPOSED TO RADIATION FROM THE SUN, CAN GENERATE HEATING OR ELECTRICITY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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