assembly Bill A1750

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a prohibition on the imposition of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags in N.Y. city

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Jan 13, 2017 referred to cities

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A1750 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S362
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง13-d, Gen City L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9904, S7336

A1750 - Summary

Establishes a prohibition on the imposition of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags in cities having a population of one million or more.

A1750 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1750

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK, GJONAJ, WEPRIN, CYMBROWITZ, M. G. MILLER,
  SIMANOWITZ,  PICHARDO, ABBATE, HIKIND, DenDEKKER, MOSLEY, DILAN, HEVE-
  SI, BARRON, TITONE, CRESPO, COLTON, FITZPATRICK, DAVILA, HARRIS, COOK,
  WILLIAMS, SIMOTAS,  ARROYO,  JOYNER,  MALLIOTAKIS  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Cities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general city law, in relation to prohibiting the
  imposition of any tax, fee or local charge on  carry  out  merchandise
  bags in certain cities

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

  Section 1. The general city law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
13-d to read as follows:
  S  13-D. PROHIBITION ON THE IMPOSITION OF ANY TAX, FEE OR LOCAL CHARGE
ON CARRY OUT MERCHANDISE BAGS.   1. DEFINITIONS. FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "CARRY OUT MERCHANDISE BAG" SHALL MEAN ANY PLASTIC, PAPER OR OTHER
BAG OR CARRYING CONTAINER, PROVIDED BY A RETAIL STORE, TO A CUSTOMER  OF
THAT  STORE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING AND/OR TRANSPORTING MERCHANDISE
LAWFULLY OBTAINED AT SUCH STORE.  A  CARRY  OUT  MERCHANDISE  BAG  SHALL
INCLUDE  ANY  PLASTIC  CARRYOUT  BAG  AS  DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION FOUR OF
SECTION 27-2701 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, AS ADDED BY CHAP-
TER SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND EIGHT.
  B. "RETAIL STORE" SHALL MEAN ANY  BUSINESS  ESTABLISHMENT,  INCLUDING,
BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO, A GROCERY STORE, CONVENIENCE STORE, DAIRY PRODUCTS
STORE, PRODUCE MARKET,  DEPARTMENT  STORE,  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE  STORE,
CLOTHING STORE, HARDWARE STORE, PHARMACY, DRUG STORE, HOTEL, RESTAURANT,
SODA  FOUNTAIN, GASOLINE STATION, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR MERCANTILE ESTAB-
LISHMENT OFFERING GOODS AND/OR SERVICES AT RETAIL TO INDIVIDUAL  CONSUM-
ERS, AND/OR ANY OTHER ESTABLISHMENT WHICH IN THE REGULAR COURSE OF BUSI-
NESS SELLS OR RENTS GOODS OR SERVICES DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06793-01-7

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