assembly Bill A979

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 14, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A979 (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
2017-2018: A3216
2021-2022: A1820

A979 (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.

A979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   979

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  L. ROSENTHAL,  ENGLEBRIGHT, PAULIN, LUPARDO,
  CAHILL, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  ABINANTI,  DINOWITZ,
  GALEF,  GLICK,  GOTTFRIED,  ORTIZ  --  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.