File #: Int 0399-2022    Version: * Name: Sale and use of diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 5/19/2022
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: Rita C. Joseph, Kalman Yeger , Farah N. Louis, Christopher Marte, Alexa Avilés, Shekar Krishnan, Eric Dinowitz, Lynn C. Schulman, Shahana K. Hanif, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Lincoln Restler, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This local law prohibits the sale of diesel powered leaf blowers or lawn mowers after September 1, 2022, and prohibits the use of diesel powered leaf blowers or lawn mowers after September 1, 2023.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 399, 2. Int. No. 399, 3. May 19, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-19-22

Int. No. 399

 

By Council Members Joseph, Yeger, Louis, Marte, Avilés, Krishnan, Dinowitz, Schulman, Hanif, Gutiérrez, Restler and Brooks-Powers

 

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 14 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 14

LAWN CARE DEVICES

                                          § 20-699.8 Diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers.

                                          § 20-699.9 Penalty.

§ 20-699.8 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, 2022.

§ 20-699.9 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, 2023.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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