senate Bill S7085A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to recycling program requirements

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2016 1st report cal.1065
May 17, 2016 print number 7085a
May 17, 2016 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Mar 23, 2016 referred to environmental conservation

S7085 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §27-2705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1196

S7085 - Summary

Requires the placement of the recycling receptacle/collection bin near the entrance of the store, if practicable; makes related provisions; mandates a sign be posted above the receptacle/collection bin indicating that this is the location to recycle plastic bags, including grocery store bags, dry cleaning bags, and newspaper bags.

S7085 - Sponsor Memo

S7085 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7085

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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,  in  relation  to
  certain recycling program requirements

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

  Section 1. Section 27-2705 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
added  by  chapter  641  of the laws of 2008, subdivisions 2, 3 and 4 as
amended by chapter 481 of the laws  of  2014,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
S 27-2705. Recycling program requirements.
  An  at-store  recycling  program  provided  by the operator of a store
shall require:
  1. a plastic carryout bag provided by the store  to  have  printed  or
displayed  on  the  bag,  in  a  manner visible to a consumer, the words
"PLEASE RETURN TO A PARTICIPATING STORE FOR RECYCLING". Provided, howev-
er, such store shall be allowed for one year from the effective date  of
this  subdivision  to use its existing stock of plastic carryout bags. A
store may also apply to the commissioner for approval of an  alternative
plastic  bag recycling message. The commissioner shall approve or reject
the proposed message within forty-five days;
  2. a collection bin that is visible, NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF SUCH  STORE,
easily accessible to the consumer, and clearly marked, WITH A SIGN IN AT
LEAST SIXTEEN POINT FONT AND PLACED ABOVE SUCH BIN, INDICATING THAT THIS
IS  THE LOCATION TO RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
GROCERY STORE BAGS, DRY CLEANING BAGS AND NEWSPAPER BAGS  AND  that  the
collection  bin is available for the purpose of collecting and recycling
plastic carryout bags and film plastic. This subdivision shall apply  to
stores not within an enclosed shopping mall and stores of at least fifty
thousand square feet within an enclosed shopping mall. In the case of an
enclosed  shopping mall, the owner of the enclosed mall shall place bins
at reasonable intervals throughout the enclosed mall area;
  3. all plastic carryout bags and film plastic collected by  the  store
to  be collected, EMPTIED REGULARLY, transported and recycled along with

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

S7085A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §27-2705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1196

S7085A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the placement of the recycling receptacle/collection bin near the entrance of the store, if practicable; makes related provisions; mandates a sign be posted above the receptacle/collection bin indicating that this is the location to recycle plastic bags, including grocery store bags, dry cleaning bags, and newspaper bags.

S7085A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7085A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7085--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  certain recycling program requirements

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

  Section  1.  Section 27-2705 of the environmental conservation law, as
added by chapter 641 of the laws of 2008, subdivisions 2,  3  and  4  as
amended  by  chapter  481  of  the  laws  of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
S 27-2705. Recycling program requirements.
  An at-store recycling program provided by  the  operator  of  a  store
shall require:
  1.  a  plastic  carryout  bag provided by the store to have printed or
displayed on the bag, in a manner  visible  to  a  consumer,  the  words
"PLEASE RETURN TO A PARTICIPATING STORE FOR RECYCLING". Provided, howev-
er,  such store shall be allowed for one year from the effective date of
this subdivision to use its existing stock of plastic carryout  bags.  A
store  may also apply to the commissioner for approval of an alternative
plastic bag recycling message. The commissioner shall approve or  reject
the proposed message within forty-five days;
  2.  a collection bin that is visible, NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF SUCH STORE,
IF PRACTICABLE, easily accessible to the consumer, and  clearly  marked,
WITH  A  SIGN  IN AT LEAST SIXTEEN POINT FONT AND PLACED ABOVE SUCH BIN,
INDICATING THAT THIS IS THE LOCATION TO RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, GROCERY STORE BAGS, DRY CLEANING BAGS AND  NEWSPAPER
BAGS  AND  that  the  collection  bin  is  available  for the purpose of
collecting and recycling plastic carryout bags and  film  plastic.  This
subdivision  shall  apply to stores not within an enclosed shopping mall
and stores of at least fifty thousand square  feet  within  an  enclosed
shopping  mall.  In  the case of an enclosed shopping mall, the owner of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14802-02-6

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