senate Bill S2643

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the placement of one recycling receptacle for drink containers for every four waste receptacles on state owned property

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Apr 26, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 27, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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Apr 26, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2643
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2012

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S2643 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §27-0717, En Con L; amd §165, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1108

S2643 - Bill Texts

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Requires the placement of one recycling receptacle for drink containers for every four waste receptacles on state owned property.

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BILL NUMBER:S2643

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation
law and the state finance law,
in relation to the collection of drink containers for recycling on state
property

PURPOSE:
To ensure the full collection of recyclable material on
state property.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new paragraph to subdivision 1 of
section 27-0717 of the environmental conservation law to require the
Department of Environmental Conservation to cooperate and advise
other state agencies in implementing this act to ensure compliance
and full collection of recyclables on state property.

Adds a new paragraph to subdivision 3 of section 165 of the state
finance law to include the provision that for every four waste
receptacles, at least one receptacle for drink containers must be
made available. Includes the definition of "drink container" as an
individual glass, metal, steel or plastic bottle used to contain up
to one gallon of a drink.

JUSTIFICATION:
Studies have shown that the proximity of recycling
containers has greatly increased the rate of recovery of recycled
materials when a central location for recycled materials results in a
recover rate of only 28%, but the increased availability of recycling
containers can increase the recovery rate to 80% or higher. As it is
the State's responsibility to encourage responsible waste management,
this bill would allow the State to increase the rate of recovery for
drink containers that may not otherwise be recycled due to the
relative unavailability of receptacles.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7525 of 2008; Passed Senate
S.1108 of 2009-10; Referred to Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This law shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it is signed into law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2643

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance
  law, in relation to the collection of drink containers  for  recycling
  on state property

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.   Subdivision 1 of section  27-0717  of  the  environmental
conservation  law  is  amended  by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as
follows:
  (E) COOPERATE WITH AND ADVISE OTHER  STATE  AGENCIES  IN  IMPLEMENTING
PARAGRAPH  F  OF  SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF
THE STATE FINANCE LAW  TO  ENSURE  COMPLIANCE  AND  FULL  COLLECTION  OF
RECYCLABLE MATERIAL ON STATE PROPERTY.
  S  2. Paragraph f of subdivision 3 of section 165 of the state finance
law, as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
follows:
  f. Each state agency shall devise and institute a  program  to  source
separate  all  other waste generated within state office facilities that
is not covered by paragraph e of this subdivision.  Such  program  shall
include  marketing arrangements and appropriate procedures to ensure the
maximum recovery of such waste. THE STATE SHALL ENSURE  FOR  EVERY  FOUR
WASTE  RECEPTACLES  THE  AVAILABILITY OF AT LEAST ONE RECEPTACLE FOR THE
COLLECTION OF DRINK CONTAINERS TO PROMOTE RECYCLING AND  MAXIMUM  RECOV-
ERY.  THE  TERM "DRINK CONTAINER" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL GLASS, METAL,
STEEL, OR PLASTIC BOTTLE, CAN OR JAR  USED  FOR  CONTAINING  UP  TO  ONE
GALLON OF A DRINK.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06961-01-1

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