senate Bill S3833

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Regulates the distribution of telephone directories and requires distributors to collect and recycle them

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 21, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

S3833 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 29 §§27-2901 & 27-2903, En Con L; amd §336, add §336-aa, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6575A
2009-2010: A11682

S3833 - Summary

Regulates the distribution of telephone directories and requires distributors to collect and recycle them.

S3833 - Sponsor Memo

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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