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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1532
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1532 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 27 Title 27 §27-2710, En Con L; add §13.33, Pks & Rec L; add §99-u, St Fin L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S1532 - Summary
Establishes the "Nickels for Nature Act" requiring retailers to charge a five cent surcharge for every single use carryout bag which the retailer provides to customers to carry their purchases and provides a single five cent rebate to customers who provide at least one bag to carry their purchases.
S1532 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1532 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the "nickels for nature" act PURPOSE: To establish a comprehensive program that provides a dedicated funding stream for our state parks and historic sites and to incentivize individuals to increase their utilization of reusable bags for the purpose of mitigating the harmful effects caused by the use and production of single use bags. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Nickels for Nature act". Section 2: Legislative findings and intent. Section 3: Title 27 of article 27 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 641 of the laws of 2008, is amended by adding a new section 27-2710. This added section establishes a five
S1532 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1532 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, DILAN, STAVISKY -- 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, the parks, recre- ation and historic preservation law, and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the "nickels for nature" act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Nickels for Nature act". S 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds and declares that state parks and historic sites provide an indispensable asset to our greater community, in terms of both the economical and educational benefits. Without appropriate maintenance the aforementioned parks and historical sites may fall into a state of disrepair rendering them inaccessible. Accordingly, state parks and historic sites should be provided with the necessary capital funding to allow for their continued and uninterrupted use. The legislature also finds and declares that single use bags, both paper and plastic, distributed by New York retailers has a direct nega- tive impact on the environment, littering our communities, filling our landfills, harming wildlife, and using an extreme amount of fossil fuels. Recognizing that urgency of this matter the legislature recom- mends that an economic incentive be put in place to encourage the use of reusable bags. It is hereby declared to be the public policy and in the public interest of this state to establish a comprehensive program to provide a dedicated funding stream for our state parks and historic sites. Such a dedicated funding stream should be devoted as supplemental to the exist- ing budget of the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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