senate Bill S6960

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to water saving performance standards

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (12)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2020 signed chap.65
delivered to governor
Feb 03, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.370
substituted for a8966
Jan 21, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.39
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6960 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15-0314, En Con L (as proposed in S.354-A & A.2286)

S6960 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to water saving performance standards and establishes certain threshold amounts.

S6960 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6960 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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 water
  saving performance standards


  Section  1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 8 of section 15-0314 of the environ-
mental conservation law, as amended by a chapter of the  laws  of  2019,
amending  the  environmental  conservation  law relating to water saving
performance standards, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 354-A
and A. 2286, is amended to read as follows:
  2. The water  saving  performance  standards  for  sink  and  lavatory
faucets, shower heads, drinking water fountains, urinals and water clos-
ets,  including  tank-type  toilets, flushometer-tank toilets, flushome-
ter-valve  toilets,  electromechanical  hydraulic  toilets,   dual-flush
toilets  and  all  other  types  of  toilets  that use water shall be as
  (a) for lavatory faucets, at a constant water pressure of sixty pounds
per square inch, maximum flow shall not exceed 1.5 gallons of water  per
minute (or .25 gallons per cycle for lavatory faucets designed as meter-
ing  faucets)  and provided that those faucet models installed in public
buildings must be of a self-closing variety  and  must  be  designed  to
limit  the  discharged flow rate of water to a maximum of .5 gallons per
minute at a constant water pressure of sixty pounds per square  inch  or
must  be  of  the  metering type which limit the discharge of water to a
maximum of .25 gallons per cycle; and
  (b) for sink faucets, at a constant water pressure of sixty pounds per
square inch, maximum flow shall not exceed  2.2  gallons  of  water  per
minute; and
  (c)  for  shower heads, at a constant water pressure of [sixty] EIGHTY
pounds per square inch, maximum flow shall not  exceed  2.0  gallons  of
water per minute; and
  (d) for urinals and associated flush-valve, if any, maximum flow shall
not  exceed  an  average  of  0.5 gallons of water per flush (except for

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.