senate Bill S2629

Amended

Requires the commissioner to implement a recycling program for all state-owned and state-leased properties

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 27 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.359
  • 13 / Apr / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 2629A
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1184
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Requires the commissioner to implement a recycling program for all state-owned and state-leased properties; requires incentives for adherence and annual reporting to the governor and legislature.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8560
Versions:
S2629
S2629A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Lands Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3-a, Pub Lds L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1113

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2629

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public lands law, in relation to recycling on all
state-owned and state-leased real property

PURPOSE:
To implement a recycling program for all state owned and
state leased properties.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends the public lands law by
adding a new section 3-a. The first paragraph of which authorizes the
commissioner of General Services to direct and coordinate a recycling
management program consistent with the recommendations provided by
the waste reduction and recycling program that would be implemented
six months after this bill is passed. The second paragraph states
that all other departments and agencies of the state shall receive
assistance from the commissioner of the respective agency in allowing
the office to carry out the provisions set forth in the first section
of the bill. The third paragraph states that the commissioner of
each state agency shall develop incentive policies to encourage
offices within each agency to adhere to the program established in
section one of the bill.
Paragraph four requires that all new and renewed lease hold agreements
established after the effective date of this bill must include the
provisions stated in this bill in contracts the state agency signs on
to. Paragraph five states that on or before January first 2010, and
on an annual basis after that that the commissioner of each affected
state agency must report to the governor and the legislature on the
effectiveness of the program. The commissioner also may make
recommendations to the said bodies on how to increase efficiency and
improve the implementation of and incentives for the program. Section
two states that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Each day tons of garbage enters the waste stream, placing a burden on
landfills found throughout the state. The state can play a role in
fostering greater efforts at recycling by both setting an example at
state-owned facilities as well using its "power-of-the purse" to
spend state dollars at facilities that have recycling programs. It is
important that the state lead the way in recycling efforts in order
to spur private interest in such programs and to use its power the
best way possible to help preserve this planet's resources for future
generations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008: S.7843, 2009 - S.1113

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2629

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend the public lands law, in relation to recycling on all
  state-owned and state-leased real property

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public lands law is amended by adding a new section 3-a
to read as follows:
  S 3-A. STATE-OWNED REAL PROPERTY RECYCLING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.  1. THE
COMMISSIONER  OF  GENERAL SERVICES IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO COORDI-
NATE AND IMPLEMENT A RECYCLING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ON ALL STATE-OWNED AND
STATE-LEASED REAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR IMPLEMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAM
AND THE WASTE PREVENTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AS PROVIDED IN SECTIONS TWO
HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE AND TWO HUNDRED  SIXTY-FOUR,  RESPECTIVELY,  OF  THE
ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT  LAW. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN SIX
MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  2. ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS OR AGENCIES  OF  THE  STATE  OR  SUBDIVISIONS
THEREOF  OCCUPYING SUCH STATE-OWNED OR STATE-LEASED PROPERTIES SHALL, AT
THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONER, OR HIS OR  HER  DESIGNEE,  PROVIDE  THE
OFFICE  WITH  SUCH ASSISTANCE AS WILL ENABLE THE OFFICE TO CARRY OUT ITS
DUTIES UNDER THIS SECTION.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP INCENTIVE INITIATIVES  TO  ENCOURAGE
ADHERENCE TO THE PROGRAM BY THE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE STATE OR
SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF OCCUPYING SUCH PROPERTIES.
  4.  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THE  RECYCLING  MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SHALL BE
INCLUDED IN ALL NEW AND RENEWAL LEASE-HOLD AGREEMENTS  ENTERED  INTO  BY
THE OFFICE ON AND AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH PROGRAM.
  5. ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, AND ANNUALLY THER-
EAFTER,  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLA-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07577-01-1

S. 2629                             2

TURE ON THE PROGRAM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR
INCREASED  EFFICIENCY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION AND INCENTIVES FOR ADHERENCE
TO THE PROGRAM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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