|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S7663
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
S7663 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 18 Titles 1 - 5, Art 71 Title 45 §§71-4501 - 71-4503, En Con L
S7663 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7663 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting the dark skies protection act SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section 1 of the bill titles the bill the "Dark Skies Act." Section 2 of the bill adds a new article 18 to the environmental conser- vation law, which provides for the control of light pollution in New York State and establishes limits on the use of outdoor lighting. Section 18-0101 of Article 18 provides for the short title, the Dark Skies Protection Act. Section 18-0102 of Article 18 declares that the purpose of the act. Section 18-0103 of Article 18 provides the general definitions.
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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