|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 20, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S7760
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7760 - Details
S7760 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7760 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, the alcoholic beverage control law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction PURPOSE: To reduce plastic waste and pollution by banning the provision of plas- tic carryout bags and placing a ten-cent fee on paper carryout bags and reusable grocery bags, with the revenue directed to the state Environ- mental Protection Fund. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new title 28 to Article 27 of the environmental conser- vation law. Section 27-2801: Definitions.
S7760 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7760 I N S E N A T E February 20, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, HOYLMAN -- 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, the alcoholic bever- age control law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction 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 CARRYOUT BAG WASTE REDUCTION SECTION 27-2801. DEFINITIONS. 27-2802. CHARGES. 27-2803. ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS FOR STORES. 27-2804. DEPOSIT AND DISPOSITION OF FEES. 27-2805. VIOLATIONS. 27-2806. PREEMPTION OF LOCAL LAW. § 27-2801. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "CARRYOUT BAG" MEANS A BAG MADE OF PLASTIC, PAPER, OR OTHER MATERI- AL THAT IS INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING PURCHASED ITEMS AND IS PROVIDED BY A STORE TO A CUSTOMER AT THE POINT OF SALE AND THAT IS NOT A REUSABLE GROCERY BAG; 2. "EXEMPT BAG" MEANS A BAG INTENDED TO DIRECTLY CONTAIN FOOD, INCLUD- ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SANDWICH BAGS, HANDLELESS PRODUCE BAGS AND BAGS PROVIDED BY A PHARMACY TO CARRY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; 3. "STORE" MEANS A GENERAL VENDOR, OR A RETAIL OR WHOLESALE ESTABLISH- MENT ENGAGED IN THE SALE OF PERSONAL, CONSUMER OR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DRUG STORES, PHARMACIES, GROCERY STORES, SUPERMARKETS, CONVENIENCE FOOD STORES OR FOODMARTS THAT PROVIDE CARRYOUT BAGS TO CONSUMERS IN WHICH TO PLACE ITEMS PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AT SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS. SUCH TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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