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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
|Feb 21, 2013||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S3833
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S3833 - Details
S3833 - Summary
Regulates the distribution of telephone directories and requires distributors to collect and recycle them.
S3833 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3833 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law and the general business law, in relation to telephone directory reduction and recycling PURPOSE: To reduce and eliminate unwanted and unsolicited telephone directories by requiring distributors of these directories to notify recipients of the option and means to decline delivery of these publications. This legislation would also require that, to the maximum extent practicable, the directories be printed on paper that is recyclable and contains not less than 30% post-consumer recycled fiber, use inks that contain no heavy metals or other toxic material and be bound with materials that pose no unreasonable barriers to recycling such directories. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new title 29 entitled Telephone Directory Reduction and Recycling. This new title provides that every distributor of telephone directories to the general public shall ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, the directories be printed on paper that is recyclable and contains not less than 30% post-consumer recycled fiber, use inks that contain no heavy metals or other toxic materials, and be bound with materials that pose no
S3833 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3833 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 21, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the general busi- ness law, in relation to telephone directory reduction and recycling THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 29 to read as follows: TITLE 29 TELEPHONE DIRECTORY REDUCTION AND RECYCLING SECTION 27-2901. DEFINITIONS. 27-2903. DISTRIBUTOR RESPONSIBILITIES S 27-2901. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE: 1. "DISTRIBUTOR" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ENGAGED IN THE DISTRIB- UTION OF TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. 2. "TELEPHONE DIRECTORY" MEANS A PRINTED PUBLICATION LISTING: A. THE NAMES, ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF BUSINESSES BY TYPE, AND CONTAINING ADVERTISEMENTS PROMOTING THOSE BUSINESSES OR THE PRODUCTS THEY SELL; AND/OR B. THE NAMES, ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS, BUSI- NESSES AND GOVERNMENT LISTINGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. S 27-2903. DISTRIBUTOR RESPONSIBILITIES. 1. EVERY DISTRIBUTOR SHALL ENSURE THAT EACH TELEPHONE DIRECTORY PROVIDED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHALL: A. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE BE PRINTED ON PAPER THAT IS RECYCLABLE AND CONTAINS NOT LESS THAN THIRTY PERCENT POST-CONSUMER RECY- CLED FIBER; B. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE BE PRINTED WITH INKS THAT CONTAIN NO HEAVY METALS OR OTHER TOXIC MATERIALS; C. BE BOUND WITH MATERIALS THAT POSE NO UNREASONABLE BARRIERS TO RECY- CLING THE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04355-01-3
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