senate Bill S7789

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "solar panel collection act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

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S7789 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10209
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 31 §§27-3101 - 27-3109, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2837, A7757
2019-2020: S942

S7789 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "solar panel collection act" to require manufacturers of solar panels to collect such panels when they are taken out of use; requires educational outreach relating thereto; establishes collection goals therefor; requires reporting of collection efforts.

S7789 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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