senate Bill S3425

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a cigarette butt recycling program

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 09, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

S3425 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4064
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §27-1019 to be §27-1021, add §27-1019, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7999, A11121
2011-2012: S1535, A2147
2013-2014: S650, A3756
2017-2018: S5165, A3303
2019-2020: A3892

S3425 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a cigarette butt recycling program.

S3425 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3425 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3425

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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
  developing a cigarette butts recycling program

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

  Section 1. Section 27-1019 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
renumbered section 27-1021 and a new section 27-1019 is added to read as
follows:
S 27-1019. CIGARETTE BUTT RECYCLING AND WASTE CONTROL.
  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH
SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM FOR THE COLLECTION  AND  RECYCLING
OF CIGARETTE BUTTS.
  2. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  A.  ESTABLISHING  A STATEWIDE SYSTEM AND REDEMPTION FACILITIES FOR THE
COLLECTION OF USED CIGARETTE BUTTS VIA AUTOMATED OR NON-AUTOMATED  RECY-
CLING  EQUIPMENT  TO BE SITUATED LOCALLY, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE FACILITY
PER COUNTY;
  B. ESTABLISHING A DEPOSIT AND REFUND VALUE  FOR  INDIVIDUAL  CIGARETTE
BUTTS  RETURNED  TO  COLLECTION FACILITIES OF NOT LESS THAN ONE CENT PER
CIGARETTE BUTT RETURNED AND  ESTABLISH  A  FISCAL  PLAN  ALLOCATING  HOW
DEPOSIT FUNDS ARE COLLECTED AND REFUNDED; AND
  C.  ESTABLISHING  A PUBLIC EDUCATION AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE
INDIVIDUALS AS TO THE HARM CIGARETTE BUTTS CAUSE TO THE ENVIRONMENT  AND
WORKING  WITH  CIGARETTE MANUFACTURERS TO IMPLEMENT ANTI-LITTER MESSAGES
ON THEIR PACKAGING.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE  ANY  RULES
AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM.
  4.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "CIGARETTE BUTT" OR "USED CIGA-
RETTE BUTT" SHALL MEAN ANY CIGARETTE, CIGAR, OR TOBACCO PRODUCT  WITH  A
FILTER  OR BUTT THAT IS NOT SMOKED AND HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF BECOMING A
WASTE PRODUCT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.