S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 27, 2009
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to prohibiting the
state from purchasing paper products that are non-recyclable
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section
169 to read as follows:
S 169. PURCHASING RESTRICTIONS FOR NON-RECYCLABLE PAPER PRODUCTS. 1.
DEFINITION. "NON-RECYCLABLE" SHALL MEAN MATERIAL THAT CANNOT BE SORTED,
CLEANSED AND RECONSTITUTED USING AVAILABLE RECYCLING COLLECTION PROGRAMS
FOR THE PURPOSE OF USING THE ALTERED FORM IN THE MANUFACTURE OF A NEW
PRODUCT. RECYCLING DOES NOT INCLUDE BURNING, INCINERATING, CONVERTING,
OR OTHERWISE THERMALLY DESTROYING SOLID WASTE.
2. PROHIBITION ON PURCHASE OF NON-RECYCLABLE PAPER PRODUCTS. THE STATE
AND ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR PUBLIC BENEFIT
CORPORATION OF THE STATE SHALL NOT PURCHASE OR OBTAIN NON-RECYCLABLE
PAPER PRODUCTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, GOLDENROD PAPERS COATED
WITH A DYE FOUND ON MASKING PAPER COMMONLY USED FOR INTEROFFICE AND
MAILING ENVELOPES, AND KRAFT STATIONERY AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTER
PAPER, XEROGRAPHIC PAPER, STATIONERY, LETTERHEAD, NOTEPADS, BUSINESS
CARDS OR ENVELOPES.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.