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S07462 Summary:

Add 19-0329, En Con L
Provides that one hundred percent of in-state sales of new lawn care devices shall be zero-emissions by two thousand twenty-seven.
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S07462 Actions:

10/27/2021PRINT NUMBER 7462A
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S07462 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    October 22, 2021
        Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          providing that one hundred percent of in-state sales of new lawn  care
          devices shall be zero-emissions by two thousand twenty-seven
          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 19-0329 to read as follows:
     3  § 19-0329. Zero-emissions lawn care devices.
     4    1. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations which shall
     5  require  that  all  lawn  care  devices offered for sale or sold, in the
     6  state shall be zero-emissions by two thousand twenty-seven.
     7    2. For purposes of this section, the following terms  shall  have  the
     8  following meanings:
     9    (a)  "Lawn  care  device"  shall mean any device powered mechanically,
    10  which is intended to be used or is  actually  used  for  the  mowing  of
    11  grass, the cutting or chipping of trees, tree roots or tree branches, or
    12  the clearing of leaves or other vegetation from lawns, sidewalks, public
    13  streets  or  public  highways  and shall include, but not be limited to,
    14  such devices as lawn mowers and lawn  mower  attachments,  lawn  edgers,
    15  leaf blowers, leaf vacuums, mulchers and chippers.
    16    (b)  "Authority"  shall  mean  the  New York state energy research and
    17  development authority.
    18    3. The authority, in consultation with the commissioner,  other  state
    19  agencies  and  the  United States environmental protection agency, shall
    20  develop and propose strategies, in coordination with other  state  agen-
    21  cies  and  the  federal  environmental protection agency, to achieve one
    22  hundred percent zero-emissions from lawn care device operations  in  the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  state by two thousand twenty-seven, provided that issues of affordabili-
     2  ty  and  accessibility  for  disadvantaged  communities  is  taken  into
     3  account.   In implementing  the  provisions  of  this  subdivision,  the
     4  authority  shall act consistently with safety, technological feasibility
     5  and cost-effectiveness.
     6    4. The authority, in consultation  with  the  department  of  economic
     7  development,  the  department  of environmental conservation, the public
     8  service commission, and other state agencies, local agencies  and  other
     9  interested  parties,  shall  develop  a  zero-emissions lawn care device
    10  market development strategy by January thirty-first, two thousand  twen-
    11  ty-three, and an update every three years thereafter, that ensures coor-
    12  dinated  and  expeditious  implementation  of  the  system  of policies,
    13  programs and regulations necessary  to  achieve  the  goals  and  orders
    14  established by this section.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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