Bill S6205-2013

Relates to consumer audio and video products energy efficiency standards

Relates to consumer audio and video products energy efficiency standards.

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Actions

  • Jan 28, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - Jan 28, 2014
Ayes (10): Maziarz, Carlucci, Griffo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Robach, Parker, Kennedy, Dilan, Peralta

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6205

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to consumer audio and video products energy efficiency standards

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to require a study with respect to energy performance standards for consumer audio and video products.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends the energy law with respect to energy performance standards for consumer audio and video products.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The bill would amend a provision of the Energy Law enacted in 2005 relating to the authority of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop energy consumption standards for a list of products, including:

Televisions, Compact audio products, DVD players, DVD recorders, and Digital television adapters.

The 2005 law required the Department of State to adopt these regulations by June 30, 2006. To date, the regulations have not yet been adopted. Recognizing that there have been developments in these technologies since the enactment of the law in 2005, this legislation directs the Department of State, in consultation with NYSERDA, to study and recommend potential energy performance standards and extends the deadline for adopting such standards to on or before January 1, 2014

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Similar to S1166-T3 (2013) which passed the Senate and Assembly; but was vetoed by the Governor.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on immediately; provided, however, that no energy efficiency performance standard shall become effective for a product less than 180 days after such energy efficiency performance standard shall become final.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6205 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to consumer audio and video products energy efficiency standards THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 16-106 of the energy law, as added by chapter 431 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: (a) On or before [June thirtieth, two thousand six] JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, the secretary, in consultation with the president, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of this article establishing: (i) energy efficiency performance stand- ards for new products of the types set forth in paragraphs (a) through (n) of subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article, with the exception of such [paragraph] PARAGRAPHS (E) (CONSUMER AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTS) AND (g) (incandescent reflector lamps); (ii) procedures for testing the energy efficiency of the products covered by paragraphs (a) through (n) of subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article; (iii) procedures for manufacturers to certify that products covered under this article meet the energy efficiency standards to be promulgated under this article; and (iv) such further matters as are necessary to insure the proper implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this article. WITH RESPECT TO CONSUMER AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTS, THE SECRE- TARY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT, SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER AN ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARD FOR SUCH PRODUCTS SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT FACTORS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE POTENTIAL IMPACT ON ELECTRICITY USAGE, PRODUCT AVAIL- ABILITY, MANUFACTURING COST, INNOVATION, PRODUCT CONVERGENCE, PRODUCT FEATURES AND FUNCTION, AND CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF SUCH STUDY, THE SECRETARY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT, MAY ADOPT REGULATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS ARTICLE ESTABLISHING ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR SUCH PRODUCTS ON OR BEFORE JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN. With respect to incandescent reflector lamps, included in paragraph (g) of subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article, the secretary, in consultation with the president, shall conduct a study to determine whether an energy efficiency performance standard for such product should be established, taking into account factors including the poten- tial impact on electricity usage, product availability and consumer and environmental benefits. If it is determined based on this study that such a standard would reduce energy use and would not be preempted by the federal law, the secretary, in consultation with the president, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of this arti- cle establishing energy performance standards for such product on or before January first, two thousand eight. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that no energy efficiency performance standard shall become effective for a product less than one hundred eighty days after such energy efficiency performance standard shall become final.

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