|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 05, 2021||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S5447
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5447 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5447 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5447 SPONSOR: O'MARA TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To establish solar panel recycling infrastructure and protocols. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. establishes the title of the act as the "solar panel collection act" and defines "collection program", "out-of-service solar panel, "qualified contractor", "qualified local government authorities", "solar panel", "solar panel manufacturer", "solar panel retailer", and "solar panel wholesaler".
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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