senate Bill S4781

Amended

Requires that all printed political campaign mailing pieces include a message about recycling the printed materials

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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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  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 16 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ELECTIONS
  • 16 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4781A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Requires that all printed political campaign mailing pieces include a message about recycling the printed materials.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5999
Versions:
S4781
S4781A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3-111, El L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4781

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to
requiring that political campaign mailing pieces are printed on
recycled product

PURPOSE: Recycling of campaign and political literature.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The election law is amended by
adding a new section 3-111 to read as follows:

JUSTIFICATION: All political 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 disposed
of."

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4781

                       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
DISPOSED OF."
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07494-03-3

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