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File #: Int 1781-2019    Version: * Name: Light pollution from light fixtures in a residential district.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 10/30/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to light pollution from light fixtures in a residential district
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would restrict persons other than government agencies from operating lights causing outdoor illumination greater than 3000 lumens in a residential district, unless the lighting is fully shielded to reduce light trespass. Any person in violation of this bill would be liable for a civil penalty of $50.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1781, 2. Int. No. 1781, 3. October 30, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 30, 2019

Int. No. 1781

 

By Council Members Holden and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to light pollution from light fixtures in a residential district

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-426 to read as follows:

§ 24-426  Light pollution reduction. In the case of light posts, fixtures or other lighting neither operated by a local, state or federal agency nor operated for the illumination of a parking lot or sidewalk shed, no person shall operate or cause to be operated a light post, fixture or other lighting causing outdoor illumination greater than 3000 lumens in a residential district, unless such post, fixture or lighting is fully shielded to reduce light trespass. Any person in violation of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of $50, recoverable in a proceeding before the office of administrative trials and hearings.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

MKD
LS 10355
9/19/2019

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