File #: Int 0752-2022    Version: Name: Prohibiting the sale of lithium-ion batteries assembled or reconditioned using cells removed from used batteries.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 10/12/2022
Enactment date: 3/20/2023 Law number: 2023/042
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city fire code, in relation to prohibiting the sale of lithium-ion batteries assembled or reconditioned using cells removed from used batteries
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Darlene Mealy, Nantasha M. Williams, Keith Powers , Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger , Erik D. Bottcher, Marjorie Velázquez, Mercedes Narcisse, Sandra Ung, Julie Menin, Robert F. Holden, Shaun Abreu, Carlina Rivera , James F. Gennaro, Joann Ariola , Vickie Paladino
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would prohibit (i) the assembly or reconditioning of a lithium-ion battery using cells removed from used storage batteries; and (ii) the sale of a lithium-ion battery that uses cells removed from used storage batteries. A person who violated the proposed local law would be subject to a civil penalty. The Fire Department would be required to engage in an outreach campaign to stores that repair powered mobility devices to inform such stores of the conduct prohibited by this law.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 752-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 752, 3. Int. No. 752, 4. October 12, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-12-22, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 12, 2022, 7. Committee Report 11/14/22, 8. Hearing Testimony 11/14/22, 9. Hearing Transcript 11/14/22, 10. Proposed Int. No. 752-A - 2/27/23, 11. Committee Report 3/2/23, 12. Hearing Transcript 3/2/23, 13. March 2, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-2-23, 15. Int. No. 752-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement
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3/23/2023AGale A. Brewer City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/2023AGale A. Brewer Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/2023AGale A. Brewer Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2023AGale A. Brewer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2023AGale A. Brewer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2023*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2023*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2023*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2023AGale A. Brewer Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2022*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/12/2022*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/12/2022*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 752-A

 

By Council Members Brewer, Mealy, Williams, Powers, Brannan, Yeger, Bottcher, Velázquez, Narcisse, Ung, Menin, Holden, Abreu, Rivera, Gennaro, Ariola and Paladino

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city fire code, in relation to prohibiting the sale of lithium-ion batteries assembled or reconditioned using cells removed from used batteries

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Section FC 309 of the New York city fire code is amended by adding a new section 309.3.5 to read as follows:

309.3.5 Second-use batteries. It shall be unlawful to:

1. assemble or recondition a lithium-ion battery using cells removed from used storage batteries; or

2. sell or offer for sale a lithium-ion battery that uses cells removed from used storage batteries.

§ 2. The fire department shall engage in an outreach campaign to stores that repair powered mobility devices, as such term is defined in section 1 of a local law for the year 2023, relating to requiring the fire department to report on safety measures to mitigate fire risk associated with powered mobility devices, as proposed in introduction number 722-A, to inform such stores of the conduct prohibited by FC 309.3.5. Information about this outreach campaign shall be included in the first report required by such local law.

§ 3. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law for the year 2023, relating to requiring the fire department to report on safety measures to mitigate fire risk associated with powered mobility devices, as proposed in introduction number 722-A, takes effect.

 

 

 

 

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