|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to transportation|
|Jan 15, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1700
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1700 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1700 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1700 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the transport of lithium and lithium metal batteries on all aircraft PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This purpose of this bill is to protect pilots and passengers from aircraft accidents involving fires started by lithium. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Prohibits any aircraft departing from a New York airport to transport Lithium batteries as cargo. The only exception to this being the lithium or lithium metal found in cell phones. Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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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