Requires all set top boxes provided by cable, satellite, telecom and internet service providers to comply with energy star guidelines by 7/1/2018.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring all set top boxes provided by cable, satellite, telecom and internet service providers to comply with Energy Star guidelines
PURPOSE: To insure that "set-top" boxes (cable, satellite, telecom or Internet protocol devices i.e. cable boxes, DVRs, etc) maintain federal Energy Star specifications by July 1, 2017.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One of the bill amends the Public Service Law by adding new section 231 stating that by July 1, 2014 all set top boxes provided by cable, satellite, telecom or Internet protocol providers to consumers located in New York shall comply with federal Energy Star set top box product specifications promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy.
"Set-Top" box means a cable, satellite, telecom or Internet protocol or other device, the primary function of which is to receive television signals from a specific source and transmit or deliver such signals to a consumer display and/or recording device.
EXISTING LAW: Current law does not require cable and satellite providers to provide energy saving set-box devices,
JUSTIFICATION: Set-top box is a cable, satellite, Internet Protocol or other device whose primary function is to receive television signals from a specific source and deliver them to a consumer display and or recording device, such as a television or DVR.
Set-top boxes that have earned the Energy Star rating are at least 30 percent more efficient than conventional models.
If all set-top boxes sold in the U.S. met the Energy Star specification, the savings in energy costs will grow to about $2 billion each year and greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by the equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions from about 2.5 million vehicles.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.1228A - Died in Energy & Telecom 2010: S.4237/A.7815 Died in Senate Energy & Telecom/Died in Assembly Corporations 2009: S.4237/A.7815 Died in Senate Energy & Telecom/Died in Assembly Corporations
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 120th day after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 158 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring all set top boxes provided by cable, satellite, telecom and internet service providers to comply with Energy Star guidelines THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 231 to read as follows: S 231. ENERGY STAR SET TOP BOXES. 1. NO LATER THAN JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN, ALL SET TOP BOXES PROVIDED BY CABLE, SATELLITE, TELE- COM OR INTERNET PROTOCOL SERVICE PROVIDERS TO CONSUMERS LOCATED IN THE STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH FEDERAL ENERGY STAR SET TOP BOX PRODUCT SPECIFI- CATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "ENERGY STAR" MEANS A DESIG- NATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR DEPART- MENT OF ENERGY INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM; AND (B) "SET TOP BOX" MEANS A CABLE, SATELLITE, TELECOM OR INTERNET PROTO- COL OR OTHER DEVICE, THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF WHICH IS TO RECEIVE TELE- VISION SIGNALS FROM A SPECIFIC SOURCE AND TRANSMIT OR DELIVER SUCH SIGNALS TO A CONSUMER DISPLAY AND/OR RECORDING DEVICE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01824-01-3