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File #: Int 1537-2019    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the sale of non-Energy Star labeled products.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 4/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of non-Energy Star labeled products
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would prohibit the sale of products belonging to a product category for which exist Energy Star standards unless such product is Energy Star labeled. The bill provides for penalties of not more than $250 for a first violation, and of not more than $500 for each subsequent violation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1537, 2. Int. No. 1537, 3. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 18, 2019

Int. No. 1537

 

By Council Members Van Bramer and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of non-Energy Star labeled products

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 36 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 36

SALE OF NON-ENERGY STAR LABELED PRODUCTS PROHIBITED

§ 20-563 Sale of non-Energy Star labeled products prohibited. a. Definitions. As used in this subchapter, the term “Energy Star labeled” means a designation indicating that a product meets the energy efficiency standards set forth by the United States environmental protection agency or the United States department of energy for compliance with the Energy Star program.

b. Prohibited sales. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale any product belonging to a product category for which exist Energy Star standards unless such product is Energy Star labeled.

c. Penalties. A person violating this section is liable for a civil penalty of not more than $250 for the first violation and a civil penalty of not more than $500 for each subsequent violation. Each sale shall constitute a separate violation under this section.

d. Rulemaking. The department may promulgate such rules as it deems necessary to implement and enforce this subchapter.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of consumer affairs may take all actions necessary to implement this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m.