senate Bill S247

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to reverse vending machines

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S247 - Bill Details

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Environmental Conservation Law

S247 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S247

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
reverse vending machines


PURPOSE :
This bill relates to the number of reverse vending machines required
based on square footage.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1. Amends section 27-1003 to define a reverse vending machine.

Section 2. Amends subdivision 1 of section 27-1007 of the
Environmental Conservation Law, to define the size of beverage dealer
and the number of reverse vending machines required.

Section 3. Effective date

JUSTIFICATION :
New York State's Bottle bill was enacted to encourage recycling and
limit litter. Since its enactment, however, the variety of dealers who
market beverages has significantly changed. Today many beverages are
sold in "big box" stores. Most of these stores make it difficult for
the consumer to return empty beverage containers by not having
designated return areas or reverse vending machines

This legislation will ensure that large stores that sell beverages
will have a consumer friendly area to return beverage containers.
This will increase New York's recycling rate.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-2008: S.8668 Referred to Rules; A.10637-C passed the Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None

EFFECTIVE DATE :
180 days after enactment; provided, however, that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for implementation of this act on its effective
date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.
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