senate Bill S5447

2021-2022 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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Mar 05, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S5447 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 32 §§27-3201 - 27-3209, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7789
2017-2018: S2837
2019-2020: S942

S5447 (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.

S5447 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5447 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5447
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 32 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 32
                        SOLAR PANEL COLLECTION ACT
 SECTION 27-3201. DEFINITIONS.
         27-3203. SOLAR PANEL COLLECTION.
         27-3205. SOLAR PANEL WHOLESALER AND RETAILER REQUIREMENTS.
         27-3207. DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES.
         27-3209. DISPOSAL PROHIBITION.
 § 27-3201. 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 TITLE.
   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.
                                                            LBD10102-01-1

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