Assembly Bill A9994B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibitions on single-use plastic straws in restaurants

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2017-A9994 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8726
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2805, En Con L; add §399-tt, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9994, S8726

2017-A9994 - Summary

Requires that restaurants only provide single-use plastic straws to customers when explicitly requested by the customer or when selected by the consumer from a self-service dispenser.

2017-A9994 - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9994
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 7, 2018
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, the general business
   law and the public health law, in relation to prohibitions on  single-
   use plastic straws in restaurants
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The title heading of title 27 of article 27 of the environ-
 mental conservation law, as added by chapter 641 of the laws of 2008, is
 amended to read as follows:
                       PLASTIC BAG AND PLASTIC STRAW
                      REDUCTION, REUSE AND RECYCLING
 § 2. Section 27-2701 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
   8. "RESTAURANT" MEANS ANY DINER OR OTHER EATING OR BEVERAGE ESTABLISH-
 MENT, WHICH OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAGES  TO  THE  PUBLIC,  GUESTS,
 MEMBERS,  OR  PATRONS,  WHERE  THE  FOOD  OR  BEVERAGES  ARE CUSTOMARILY
 CONSUMED ON THE PREMISES. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, "RESTAURANT"  DOES
 NOT  INCLUDE  A  FAST  FOOD  ESTABLISHMENT, BAR, COFFEE SHOP, CAFETERIA,
 LUNCHEONETTE, SANDWICH STAND, SHORT ORDER CAFE, OR SODA FOUNTAIN.
   § 3. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 27-2706 to read as follows:
 § 27-2706. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS.
   RESTAURANTS  SHALL ONLY PROVIDE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS TO CUSTOMERS
 WHERE EXPLICITLY REQUESTED BY THE CUSTOMER.
   § 4. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  399-
 tt to read as follows:
   §  399-TT.  SINGLE-USE  PLASTIC STRAWS. RESTAURANTS SHALL ONLY PROVIDE
 SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS TO CUSTOMERS WHERE EXPLICITLY REQUESTED BY THE
 CUSTOMER PURSUANT TO TITLE TWENTY-SEVEN OF ARTICLE TWENTY-SEVEN  OF  THE
 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
   § 5. Subdivision 2 of section 1352 of the public health law is amended
 to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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multi-Sponsors

2017-A9994A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8726
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2805, En Con L; add §399-tt, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9994, S8726

2017-A9994A - Summary

Requires that restaurants only provide single-use plastic straws to customers when explicitly requested by the customer or when selected by the consumer from a self-service dispenser.

2017-A9994A - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9994--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 7, 2018
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, SIMOTAS, JAFFEE, TAYLOR,
   MOSLEY, COLTON, GLICK, NIOU,  GOTTFRIED,  BARRON,  RIVERA,  SEAWRIGHT,
   SIMON, ORTIZ, PELLEGRINO, BLAKE, ERRIGO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
   A.  LIFTON, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Envi-
   ronmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, the general business
   law  and the public health law, in relation to prohibitions on single-
   use plastic straws in restaurants
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The title heading of title 27 of article 27 of the environ-
 mental conservation law, as added by chapter 641 of the laws of 2008, is
 amended to read as follows:
                       PLASTIC BAG AND PLASTIC STRAW
                      REDUCTION, REUSE AND RECYCLING
   §  2. Section 27-2701 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
   8. "RESTAURANT" MEANS ANY DINER OR OTHER EATING OR BEVERAGE ESTABLISH-
 MENT, WHICH OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAGES  TO  THE  PUBLIC,  GUESTS,
 MEMBERS,  OR  PATRONS,  WHERE  THE  FOOD  OR  BEVERAGES  ARE CUSTOMARILY
 CONSUMED ON THE PREMISES. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, "RESTAURANT" SHALL
 INCLUDE A FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, BAR, COFFEE SHOP, CAFETERIA, LUNCHEO-
 NETTE, OR SHORT ORDER CAFE; HOWEVER, "RESTAURANT" SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE  A
 SANDWICH  STAND,  SODA  FOUNTAIN, DRIVE-THROUGH PORTION OF A RESTAURANT,
 DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT, OR ANY ESTABLISHMENT OR  PORTION  OF  A  RESTAURANT
 WHERE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE CUSTOMARILY CONSUMED OFF THE PREMISES.
   §  3.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
 section 27-2706 to read as follows:
 § 27-2706. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS.
   1. RESTAURANTS SHALL ONLY PROVIDE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS TO CUSTOM-
 ERS WHERE EXPLICITLY REQUESTED BY THE CUSTOMER.
   2. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PRECLUDE A RESTAURANT FROM  PROVIDING
 CUSTOMERS  WITH NON-PLASTIC STRAWS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SINGLE-USE PLAS-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
              

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multi-Sponsors

2017-A9994B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8726
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2805, En Con L; add §399-tt, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9994, S8726

2017-A9994B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that restaurants only provide single-use plastic straws to customers when explicitly requested by the customer or when selected by the consumer from a self-service dispenser.

2017-A9994B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9994--B
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 7, 2018
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, SIMOTAS, JAFFEE, TAYLOR,
   MOSLEY, COLTON, GLICK, NIOU,  GOTTFRIED,  BARRON,  RIVERA,  SEAWRIGHT,
   SIMON,  ORTIZ, PELLEGRINO, BLAKE, ERRIGO, D'URSO, GALEF -- Multi-Spon-
   sored by -- M. of A. LIFTON, THIELE -- read once and referred  to  the
   Committee  on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee  --  again  reported  from said committee with amendments, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the general busi-
   ness law, in relation to prohibitions on single-use plastic straws  in
   restaurants
 
   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 28 to read as follows:
 
                                 TITLE 28
                        PLASTIC STRAW RESTRICTIONS
 SECTION 27-2801. DEFINITIONS.
         27-2803. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS.
         27-2805. ENFORCEMENT.
 § 27-2801. DEFINITIONS.
 FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, "RESTAURANT" MEANS ANY  DINER  OR  OTHER
 EATING OR BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAG-
 ES  TO THE PUBLIC, GUESTS, MEMBERS, OR PATRONS, WHERE THE FOOD OR BEVER-
 AGES ARE CUSTOMARILY CONSUMED ON THE  PREMISES.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
 TITLE, "RESTAURANT" SHALL INCLUDE A FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, BAR, COFFEE
 SHOP,  CAFETERIA,  LUNCHEONETTE,  OR SHORT ORDER CAFE; HOWEVER, "RESTAU-
 RANT" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A SANDWICH STAND, SODA  FOUNTAIN,  DRIVE-THROUGH
 PORTION  OF  A  RESTAURANT, DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT, OR ANY ESTABLISHMENT OR
 PORTION OF A RESTAURANT WHERE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE CUSTOMARILY CONSUMED
 OFF THE PREMISES.
 § 27-2803. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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