|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
|Feb 06, 2017||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S4168
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4168 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2805, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2832, A428
2011-2012: S431, A2097
2013-2014: S3419, A4973
2015-2016: S2493, A5743
2019-2020: S3069, A4603
S4168 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4168 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to food service waste reduction PURPOSE : The purpose of the bill is to discourage the use of disposable polystyrene foam food service ware by any person or entity that has a contract with an agency or municipality, and to study the feasibility of a polystyrene foam ban in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Requires that any state department, agency, board, public benefit corporation, public authority, commission, municipality, and their contractors and lessees use disposable food service ware made from material other than polystyrene foam, unless there is no compostable or recyclable alternative available at a price not more than 15 percent higher. Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a study on the desirability, feasibility and environmental impact of a statewide ban on the use of disposable polystyrene foam food service ware.
S4168 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4168 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 6, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, SERRANO, SQUADRON -- 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 food service waste reduction THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "food service waste reduction act". § 2. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 28 to read as follows: TITLE 28 FOOD SERVICE WASTE REDUCTION SECTION 27-2801. DEFINITIONS. 27-2803. REQUIRED COMPOSTABLE OR RECYCLABLE DISPOSABLE FOOD SERVICE WARE. 27-2805. POWERS OF MUNICIPALITIES. § 27-2801. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "AFFORDABLE" MEANS PURCHASABLE FOR NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN PERCENT MORE THAN THE PURCHASE COST OF THE NON-COMPOSTABLE OR NON-RECYCLABLE ALTERNATIVE. 2. "AGENCY" MEANS ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, BOARD, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, OR COMMISSION. 3. "COMPOSTABLE" MEANS ALL THE MATERIALS IN THE PRODUCT OR PACKAGE WILL (A) UNDERGO DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING COMPOSTING TO YIELD CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND BIOMASS AT A EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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