senate Bill S7663

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the dark skies protection act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

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S7663 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8644
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18 Title 1 §§18-0101 - 18-0103, Title 2 §§18-0201 - 18-0203, Title 3 §18-0301, Title 4 §18-0401, Title 5 §18-0501, Art 71 Title 45 §§71-4501 - 71-4503, En Con L

S7663 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates outdoor night lighting to preserve and enhance the state's dark sky.

S7663 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7663 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7663
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 dark skies protection act
 
   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 "dark skies protection act".
   §  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
 article 18 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 18
                          LIGHT POLLUTION CONTROL
 TITLE 1. SHORT TITLE, DECLARATION OF PURPOSE, GENERAL DEFINITIONS.
       2. LIGHTING FIXTURES.
       3. EXEMPTIONS.
       4. PREEMPTION.
       5. DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITY.
                                     TITLE 1
            SHORT TITLE, DECLARATION OF PURPOSE, GENERAL DEFINITIONS
 SECTION 18-0101. SHORT TITLE.
         18-0102. DECLARATION OF PURPOSE.
         18-0103. GENERAL DEFINITIONS.
 § 18-0101. SHORT TITLE.
       THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND  MAY  BE  CITED  AS  THE  "DARK  SKIES
            PROTECTION ACT".
 § 18-0102. DECLARATION OF PURPOSE.
   THE  PURPOSE  OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO REGULATE OUTDOOR NIGHT LIGHTING TO
 PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE STATE'S DARK SKY  WHILE  PROMOTING  SAFETY  FOR
 PEOPLE,  BIRDS,  AND  OTHER WILDLIFE, CONSERVING ENERGY AND REDUCING OUR
 CARBON FOOTPRINT, AND PRESERVING THE AESTHETIC QUALITIES  OF  THE  NIGHT
 SKY.
 § 18-0103. GENERAL DEFINITIONS.
   FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13776-01-1

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