assembly Bill A3216

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the healthy, safe and energy efficient outdoor lighting act to reduce harmful outdoor lighting

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 27, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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A3216 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20 §§20-0101 - 20-0113, En Con L; amd §44, Pub Serv L; amd §143, Pub Bldg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7281
2011-2012: A1478
2013-2014: A751
2015-2016: A586
2019-2020: A979
2021-2022: A1820

A3216 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the healthy, safe and energy efficient outdoor lighting act to reduce harmful outdoor lighting; sets standards for outdoor lighting; provides for the designation of dark-sky preserves; provides for distribution to customers by electric corporations or municipalities providing electric service of an informational pamphlet relating to outdoor lighting.

A3216 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3216

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, ENGLEBRIGHT, PAULIN, LUPARDO, CAHILL,
  KAVANAGH, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ABINANTI,  DINOWITZ,
  GALEF, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, ORTIZ, SEPULVEDA -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, the public service
  law and the public buildings law, in relation to enacting the healthy,
  safe and energy efficient outdoor lighting act

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new article 20 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 20
         HEALTHY, SAFE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT
SECTION 20-0101. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND POLICY.
        20-0103. SHORT TITLE.
        20-0105. DEFINITIONS.
        20-0107. DARK-SKY PRESERVES.
        20-0109. MODEL COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR LIGHTING ORDINANCE.
        20-0111. INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET.
        20-0113. APPLICABILITY.
§ 20-0101. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND POLICY.
  THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT CAREFUL MANAGEMENT OF OUTDOOR  LIGHTING  IS
NECESSARY  TO  PROTECT  THE HEALTH, SAFETY, ENERGY SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT
AND GENERAL WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE.
  UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, WANING  DAYLIGHT  BROUGHT  AN
END  TO  MANY  OF  MANKIND'S  ACTIVITIES.  THIS BEGAN TO CHANGE WITH THE
INTRODUCTION OF INCANDESCENT LAMPS,  WHICH  DRAMATICALLY  INCREASED  THE
RANGE  OF  PURSUITS POSSIBLE AFTER DARK. CIVIC, SOCIAL, CULTURAL, EDUCA-
TIONAL, AND COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS NOW GO FORWARD WITH AN EASE AND FREEDOM
UNIMAGINABLE IN EARLIER TIMES.  AS  THE  SCIENCE  OF  LIGHTING  EVOLVED,
HOWEVER, TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENTS GRADUALLY OUTSTRIPPED THE BASIC REQUIRE-

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