|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 26, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S8077
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8077 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§27-2101, 27-2107 & 71-2724, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7456, A2048
2015-2016: S3261, A5844
2019-2020: S2139, A2501
S8077 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8077 SPONSOR: HAMILTON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the reduction of mercury in mercury-added lamps PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To minimize the potential health risks posed by the amount of mercury in mercury-added light bulbs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 27-2101 of the Environmental Conservation Law, to define "mercury-added lamp," "producer of mercury-added lamps," "general purpose lights," "special purpose lights," and "long lifetime." Section 2 amends § 27-2107 of the Environmental Conservation Law to prohibit the sale or distribution of mercury-added light bulbs that fail to meet mercury content standards adopted by DEC after January 1, 2019, and establishes maximum mercury content for general purpose lights.
S8077 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8077 I N S E N A T E March 26, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HAMILTON -- 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.
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