Relates to the powers and duties of NYSERDA with respect to collection of information regarding energy efficient outdoor lighting; requires NYSERDA to make available for public and private uses, the availability and use of the most energy efficient and environmentally sensitive outdoor lighting.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the powers and duties of the New York state energy research and development authority
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill expands the type of energy information compiled by NYSERDA to include energy efficient and environmentally sound outdoor lighting.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds language to subdivision 13 of section 1854 of the public authorities law expanding the type of energy information compiled by NYSERDA to include energy efficient and environmentally sound outdoor lighting.
JUSTIFICATION: Improperly designed outdoor lighting wastes energy, intrudes on the privacy of others, creates glare which reduces the effect of lighting, deteriorates the natural nighttime environment, and reduces the ability for astronomical observation. This legislation empowers NYSERDA to include information in its listings of energy related products on the types of outdoor lighting best able to avoid these problems. Given NYSERDA's role as a repository and clearinghouse of energy efficiency products as well as its leadership of the High Efficiency Street Lighting Advisory Committee, they are the logical entity to compile such information.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Passed Assembly - 2009-2010
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4849 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 27, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu- nications AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the powers and duties of the New York state energy research and development authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 1854 of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: 13. To act as a central repository and clearinghouse for information on all energy and energy resource related matters INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE AVAILABILITY AND USE OF THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE OUTDOOR LIGHTING AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE USES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01787-01-1