senate Bill S2629A

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

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    • Passed Assembly
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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:
A8560A
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

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BILL NUMBER:S2629A

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 2013 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--A

                       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  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07577-02-2

S. 2629--A                          2

  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 THIRTEEN, AND ANNUALLY
THEREAFTER, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGIS-
LATURE 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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