S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 23, 2013
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring that poli-
tical campaign mailing pieces are printed on recycled product
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 3-111
to read as follows:
S 3-111. RECYCLING OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL LITERATURE. ALL POLI-
TICAL LITERATURE IN NEW YORK STATE, WHETHER HAND-BILLED OR MAILED, SHALL
HAVE AFFIXED TO IT, THE NYS-APPROVED RECYCLING LOGO SIGNIFIED BY THREE
ARROWS IN A TRIANGULAR CONFIGURATION, AND THE FOLLOWING PRINTED MESSAGE:
"THIS MATERIAL IS RECYCLABLE. IT CAN, AND SHOULD, BE RECYCLED AFTER USE.
IT SHALL BE PLACED IN A PROPER RECYCLING BIN OR RECEPTACLE AND PROPERLY
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.