|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to cities|
|May 19, 2009||referred to cities|
senate Bill S5574
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5574 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5574 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires cities with a population of one million or more to collect discarded recyclable materials at city parks, playgrounds, historic sites and other recreational facilities; requires the posting of signs on facilities without trash receptacles stating that trash must be retained until you reach a trash can; provides state assistance for such programs.
S5574 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5574 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general city law, in relation to requiring the collection of recyclable materials at parks, playgrounds, historic sites and other recreational facilities in cities with a population of one million or more; and to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing state assistance therefor to municipalities PURPOSE OF THE BILL : The bill would reduce waste management costs for cities of one million or more by requiring recycling in parks, historic sites and other facilities, as well as encouraging users of these facilities to carry out the waste they generate. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : The bill amends the General Cities Law to require the establishment of recycling programs in all city parks, historic sites and recreational facilities for cities with more than one million population. In addition, such cities are required to post signs in these facilities encouraging users to carry out their waste. The bill also allows these cities to apply to grants from the Environmental Protection Fund to support their recycling programs. JUSTIFICATION :
S5574 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5574 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 19, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to requiring the collection of recyclable materials at parks, playgrounds, historic sites and other recreational facilities in cities with a population of one million or more; and to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing state assistance therefor to municipalities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general city law is amended by adding a new section 20-h to read as follows: S 20-H. COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS; CERTAIN CITIES. 1. EVERY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM FOR THE COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS THAT ARE DISCARDED IN CITY PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, HISTORIC SITES AND OTHER RECRE- ATIONAL FACILITIES. SUCH RECYCLABLE MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, METAL, PLASTIC, GLASS AND PAPER. IN EACH SUCH PARK, PLAY- GROUND, HISTORIC SITE AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITY SUCH CITY SHALL INSTALL BINS FOR THE COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS. THE CITY DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION SHALL REGULARLY COLLECT AND PROVIDE FOR THE RECYCLING OF THE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS COLLECTED. 2. THE CITY SHALL POST SIGNS IN THOSE PORTIONS OF CITY PARKS, PLAY- GROUNDS, HISTORIC SITES AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, WHICH DO NOT HAVE TRASH RECEPTACLES, STATING "PLEASE TAKE ANY TRASH YOU GENERATE WHILE UPON THIS FACILITY WITH YOU FOR DISPOSAL WHEN YOU REACH A TRASH RECEPTACLE." 3. EVERY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE WHICH ESTAB- LISHES AND IMPLEMENTS A RECYCLABLES RECOVERY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SUBDI- VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR STATE ASSIST- ANCE FOR A RECYCLING PROJECT PURSUANT TO TITLE SEVEN OF ARTICLE FIFTY-FOUR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11694-01-9
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