senate Bill S1196

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to recycling program requirements

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1978
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jan 18, 2017 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 17, 2017 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.39
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 19, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S1196
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 17, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S1196
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1196 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §27-2705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7085

S1196 (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.

S1196 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1196 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1196

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

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:
§ 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.

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