|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 16, 2022||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9597
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S9597 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 39-H §§899-ggg & 899-hhh, Gen Bus L
- Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S9597 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits the sale of storage batteries for powered mobility devices unless such battery has been listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or other approved organization and such labeling is disclosed on the packaging for such battery; provides penalties for violations.
S9597 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9597 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale of batteries for powered mobility devices SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: A new article of the General Business Law to prohibit the sale of batteries for mobility devices such as electric bicycles or scooters unless such batteries have been listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or other approved organization. A person who violated the law would be subject to a civil penalty. The civil penalty would range from no monetary penalty for a first violation to $1,000 for each subsequent violation within two years. JUSTIFICATION: Lithium-Ion battery fires can be extremely dangerous because they are self-sustaining and are difficult to contain and extinguish. The
S9597 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9597 I N S E N A T E November 16, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale of batteries for powered mobility devices THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 39-h to read as follows: ARTICLE 39-H BATTERIES FOR POWERED MOBILITY DEVICES SECTION 899-GGG. DEFINITIONS. 899-HHH. SALE OF BATTERIES FOR POWERED MOBILITY DEVICES. § 899-GGG. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "POWERED MOBILITY DEVICE" MEANS A LIGHT ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLE OR PERSONAL ELECTRIC MOBILITY DEVICE SUCH AS AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE OR SCOOT- ER. 2. "STOCK KEEPING UNIT" MEANS EACH GROUP OF ITEMS OFFERED FOR SALE OF THE SAME BRAND NAME, QUANTITY OF CONTENTS, RETAIL PRICE AND VARIETY. § 899-HHH. SALE OF BATTERIES FOR POWERED MOBILITY DEVICES. 1. NO PERSON SHALL DISTRIBUTE, SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE A STORAGE BATTERY FOR A POWERED MOBILITY DEVICE UNLESS IT HAS BEEN LISTED AND LABELED BY A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TESTING LABORATORY OR OTHER APPROVED ORGANIZATION AND SUCH LABELING IS DISCLOSED ON THE PACKAGING FOR SUCH BATTERY. 2. A PERSON WHO VIOLATES SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION OR ANY RULE PROMULGATED THEREUNDER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY AS FOLLOWS: (A) FOR THE FIRST VIOLATION, A CIVIL PENALTY OF ZERO DOLLARS; (B) FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION ISSUED FOR THE SAME OFFENSE WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE DATE OF A FIRST VIOLATION, A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND (C) EACH FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY ONE STOCK KEEPING UNIT SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE VIOLATION. § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.
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