assembly Bill A9953

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction

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Feb 27, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

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A9953 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7760
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2806, En Con L; amd §63, ABC L; amd §92-s, St Fin L

A9953 - Summary

Establishes guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction.

A9953 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9953

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred 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,
MOBILE FOOD SERVICE  ESTABLISHMENTS,  OR  EMERGENCY  FOOD  PROVIDERS  OR
501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS;

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

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