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File #: Int 0456-2018    Version: * Name: Sale and use of diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale and use of diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Karen Koslowitz, Kalman Yeger , Costa G. Constantinides, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This local law prohibits sale or use of diesel powered leaf blowers or lawn mowers after September 1, 2018.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 456, 2. Int. No. 456, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 456

 

By Council Members Dromm, Koslowitz, Yeger, Constantinides and Vallone

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale and use of diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 13 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 13

LAWN CARE DEVICES

                                          § 20-699.7 Diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers.

                                          § 20-699.8 Penalty.

§ 20-699.7 Diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers. No person shall distribute, sell or offer for sale a diesel-powered leaf blower or diesel-powered lawn mower after September 1, 2017.

§ 20-699.8 Penalty. a. A person who violates any provision of this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 for each violation.

b. Civil penalties under this section may be recovered by the department in an action in any court of appropriate jurisdiction or in a proceeding before the environmental control board. Such board shall have the power to impose civil penalties provided for in this section.

c. The civil penalties set forth in subdivision a of this section shall be indexed to inflation in a manner to be determined by department rules.

§ 2. Section 24-242 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

(c) No person shall operate a diesel-powered leaf blower or diesel-powered lawn mower after September 1, 2018.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS (2015)/SS, MMB (2018)

LS  # 3688/Int 0853-2015

NEW LS # 1102

1/5/18; 5:44 p.m.