|SAME AS||SAME AS A01829-B|
|Amd S165, St Fin L; amd S16-106, Energy L|
|Relates to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards; requires new or replacement consumer audio and video products purchased by or for the state or any agency thereof shall meet or exceed certain requirements.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1186--B Cal. No. 99 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (Prefiled) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the energy law, in relation to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding a 2 new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 3 9. Consumer audio and video products as defined in subdivision eleven 4 of section 16-102 of the energy law purchased by or for the state or any 5 agency thereof shall meet or exceed the following requirements: a. that 6 such products meet the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool 7 (EPEAT) gold standards for environmental performance for at least nine- 8 ty-five percent of products purchased in all relevant electronic product 9 categories, unless there is no EPEAT gold standard for such product; 10 b. that such products meet the current version of the applicable 11 ENERGY STAR standard; 12 c. that policies are established and implemented to extend the useful 13 life of the agency electronic equipment; 14 d. that environmentally sound practices are used with respect to 15 disposition of agency electronic equipment that has reached the end of 16 its useful life; and EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03667-07-3S. 1186--B 2 1 e. that such products are life-cycle cost-effective and practicable 2 and where the relevant product's utility and performance are not compro- 3 mised as a result. 4 § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 16-106 of the energy 5 law, as added by chapter 431 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as 6 follows: 7 (a) On or before [ June thirtieth, two thousand six] January thirty- 8 first, two thousand fourteen, the secretary, in consultation with the 9 president, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of 10 this article establishing: (i) energy efficiency performance standards 11 for new products of the types set forth in paragraphs (a) through (n) of 12 subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article, with the exception of 13 such [ paragraph] paragraphs (e) (consumer audio and video products) and 14 (g) (incandescent reflector lamps); (ii) procedures for testing the 15 energy efficiency of the products covered by paragraphs (a) through (n) 16 of subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article; (iii) procedures 17 for manufacturers to certify that products covered under this article 18 meet the energy efficiency standards to be promulgated under this arti- 19 cle; and (iv) such further matters as are necessary to insure the proper 20 implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this article. With 21 respect to consumer audio, video and information technology products, 22 included in subdivision nine of section one hundred sixty-five of the 23 state finance law, the secretary, in consultation with the president, 24 shall conduct a study to determine whether an energy performance stand- 25 ard for such product should be established, taking into account factors 26 including but not limited to, the potential impact on electricity usage, 27 product availability, manufacturing cost, innovation, product conver- 28 gence, product features and function, and consumer and environmental 29 benefits. Based on the recommendations of such study, the secretary, in 30 consultation with the president, may adopt regulations in accordance 31 with the provisions of this article establishing energy performance 32 standards for such products on or before January thirty-first, two thou- 33 sand fourteen. With respect to incandescent reflector lamps, included in 34 paragraph (g) of subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article, the 35 secretary, in consultation with the president, shall conduct a study to 36 determine whether an energy efficiency performance standard for such 37 product should be established, taking into account factors including the 38 potential impact on electricity usage, product availability and consumer 39 and environmental benefits. If it is determined based on this study that 40 such a standard would reduce energy use and would not be preempted by 41 the federal law, the secretary, in consultation with the president, 42 shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of this arti- 43 cle establishing energy performance standards for such product on or 44 before January first, two thousand eight. 45 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that 46 no energy efficiency performance standard shall become effective for a 47 product less than one hundred eighty days after such energy efficiency 48 performance standard shall become final.