Bill Text: NY S01700 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to prohibiting the transport of lithium and lithium metal batteries as cargo on all aircraft taking off from a New York airport.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01700 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01700-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
          transport of lithium and lithium metal batteries on all aircraft
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  244 to read as follows:
     3    § 244. Lithium battery ban. No aircraft  departing  from  a  New  York
     4  airport  shall  be  permitted to transport, as cargo, lithium or lithium
     5  metal batteries. Only lithium or lithium  metal  batteries  in  cellular
     6  devices  or  computers including tablets and laptops, shall be permitted
     7  on such aircraft under certain circumstances. Such circumstances include
     8  when the lithium or lithium metal battery remains in such device and  is
     9  kept  within  the  passenger  cabin.  No  device containing a lithium or
    10  lithium metal battery shall be stored within the cargo hold or any other
    11  area of the aircraft.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.