STATE OF NEW YORK
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
June 3, 2009
Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, SPANO, LUPARDO, HOOPER -- Multi-Spon-
sored by -- M. of A. JOHN, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to
the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and
Industry -- recommitted to the Committee on Economic Development, Job
Creation, Commerce and Industry in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and referred to
the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the sale and use of wheel weights containing lead
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
2 new section 37-0113 to read as follows:
3 § 37-0113. Lead wheel weight; prohibited.
4 1. On and after April first, two thousand eleven any person replacing
5 or balancing a tire on a motor vehicle required to be registered under
6 article fourteen of title four of the vehicle and traffic law, shall not
7 use a wheel weight or other product for balancing motor vehicle wheels
8 if the weight or other balancing product contains more than 0.1 percent
9 lead by weight.
10 2. On and after April first, two thousand eleven, a person shall not
11 sell or offer to sell or distribute weights or other products for
12 balancing motor vehicle wheels if the weight or other balancing product
13 contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
14 3. On and after April first, two thousand twelve, a person may not
15 sell a new motor vehicle that is equipped with a weight or other product
16 for balancing motor vehicle wheels if the weight or other balancing
17 product contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 4. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the
2 following meanings:
3 a. "New motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is required to be
4 registered under article fourteen of title four of the vehicle and traf-
5 fic law that has not been previously sold to any person except a
6 distributor, wholesaler or motor vehicle dealer for resale.
7 b. "Person" means any individual, firm, association, partnership,
8 corporation, organization, or joint venture.
9 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.