senate Bill S1700

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the transport of lithium and lithium metal batteries on all aircraft

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 15, 2019 referred to transportation

S1700 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §244, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8442

S1700 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the transport of lithium and lithium metal batteries as cargo on all aircraft taking off from a New York airport.

S1700 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1700 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1700

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  transport of lithium and lithium metal batteries on all aircraft

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
244 to read as follows:
  § 244. LITHIUM BATTERY BAN. NO AIRCRAFT  DEPARTING  FROM  A  NEW  YORK
AIRPORT  SHALL  BE  PERMITTED TO TRANSPORT, AS CARGO, LITHIUM OR LITHIUM
METAL BATTERIES. ONLY LITHIUM OR LITHIUM  METAL  BATTERIES  IN  CELLULAR
DEVICES  OR  COMPUTERS INCLUDING TABLETS AND LAPTOPS, SHALL BE PERMITTED
ON SUCH AIRCRAFT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDE
WHEN THE LITHIUM OR LITHIUM METAL BATTERY REMAINS IN SUCH DEVICE AND  IS
KEPT  WITHIN  THE  PASSENGER  CABIN.  NO  DEVICE CONTAINING A LITHIUM OR
LITHIUM METAL BATTERY SHALL BE STORED WITHIN THE CARGO HOLD OR ANY OTHER
AREA OF THE AIRCRAFT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07064-01-9

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