senate Bill S6777

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the release of certain balloons

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Oct 11, 2019 referred to rules

S6777 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4754
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0331, En Con L

S6777 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the release of certain balloons; prohibits a person from knowingly or intentionally releasing outdoors any balloons constructed of electrically conductive material filled with helium or a gas lighter than air; provides exceptions.

S6777 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6777 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6777

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 11, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting the release of certain balloons

  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 section 11-0331 to read as follows:
§ 11-0331. RELEASE OF CERTAIN BALLOONS PROHIBITED.
  1.  NO  PERSON  SHALL  KNOWINGLY  RELEASE OR INTENTIONALLY CAUSE TO BE
RELEASED OUTDOORS ANY BALLOON  CONSTRUCTED  OF  ELECTRICALLY  CONDUCTIVE
MATERIAL AND FILLED WITH HELIUM OR A GAS LIGHTER THAN AIR.
  2.  NO  PERSON  SHALL  KNOWINGLY  RELEASE OR INTENTIONALLY CAUSE TO BE
RELEASED OUTDOORS, WITHIN A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD, TWENTY-FIVE OR MORE
BALLOONS CONSTRUCTED OF NON-ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL AND  FILLED
WITH HELIUM OR A GAS LIGHTER THAN AIR.
  3. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
  (A)  BALLOONS  WHICH  ARE  USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING SCIENTIFIC
INSTRUMENTATION DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN EXPERIMENT OR TEST OR BY  A
PERSON  ON BEHALF OF A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR PURSUANT TO A GOVERNMENTAL
CONTRACT FOR SCIENTIFIC OR METEOROLOGICAL PURPOSES; OR
  (B) MANNED HOT AIR BALLOONS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06419-01-9

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