senate Bill S942

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "solar panel collection act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2019 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 09, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S942 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 31 §§27-3101 - 27-3109, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7789
2017-2018: S2837

S942 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "solar panel collection act" to require manufacturers of solar panels to collect such panels when they are taken out of use; requires educational outreach relating thereto; establishes collection goals therefor; requires reporting of collection efforts.

S942 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S942 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   942

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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
  enacting  the  "solar  panel  collection  act";  and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "solar panel collection act".
  § 2. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
adding a new title 31 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 31
                       SOLAR PANEL COLLECTION ACT
SECTION 27-3101. DEFINITIONS.
        27-3103. SOLAR PANEL COLLECTION.
        27-3105. SOLAR PANEL WHOLESALER AND RETAILER REQUIREMENTS.
        27-3107. DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES.
        27-3109. DISPOSAL PROHIBITION.
§ 27-3101. DEFINITIONS.
  1. "COLLECTION PROGRAM" MEANS A SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION, TRANSPORTA-
TION  AND  RECYCLING OF OUT-OF-SERVICE SOLAR PANELS THAT IS FINANCED AND
MANAGED OR PROVIDED  BY  A  SOLAR  PANEL  MANUFACTURER  INDIVIDUALLY  OR
COLLECTIVELY  WITH  OTHER SOLAR PANEL MANUFACTURERS WITHIN THIS STATE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
  2. "OUT-OF-SERVICE SOLAR PANEL" MEANS A SOLAR PANEL THAT  IS  REMOVED,
REPLACED OR OTHERWISE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE.
  3.  "QUALIFIED  CONTRACTOR"  MEANS A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF
INSTALLING, REPAIRING, SERVICING OR THE REMOVAL OF SOLAR PANELS AND  WHO
EMPLOYS SEVEN OR MORE SERVICE TECHNICIANS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05770-01-9

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