senate Bill S7147A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a carpet stewardship program

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 29, 2018 print number 7147a
Jun 29, 2018 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

S7147 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2823, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2327

S7147 - Summary

Establishes a carpet stewardship program; requires manufacturers to coordinate with wholesalers, retailers and installers to recycle old carpets; provides penalties for noncompliance.

S7147 - Sponsor Memo

S7147 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7147

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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
  establishing a carpet stewardship program

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Declaration of legislative intent and findings.  (a) It  is
the  policy  of the state of New York to promote and support a system of
sustainable solid waste management that minimizes  waste  and  maximizes
recycling  and  the  use  of  recyclable  materials,  and to develop new
markets for recycled products and materials.
  (b) The legislature finds and declares all of the following:
  (i) Carpet waste is heavy and  bulky  and  imposes  significant  solid
waste  management  cost  on  municipalities  because  it is expensive to
dispose.  Very little discarded carpet is recycled in the state.
  (ii) The New  York  state  department  of  environmental  conservation
adopted  on December 27, 2010 a new solid waste management plan entitled
"Beyond Waste, A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New  York
State",  in  which product stewardship is a centerpiece of the new solid
waste management plan of the state.
  (iii) Carpet was one of the few products listed by the New York  state
department of environmental conservation as most suited to a stewardship
approach based on research and feedback from stakeholders.
  §  2.  Article  27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new title 28 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 28
                           CARPET STEWARDSHIP
SECTION 27-2801. SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
        27-2803. MANUFACTURER REMOVAL, ACCEPTANCE AND RECYCLING.
        27-2805. MANUFACTURER REGISTRATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
        27-2807. WHOLESALER,  RETAILER,  FLOORING  AND  FLOOR   COVERING
                   CONTRACTOR AND CONSUMER REQUIREMENTS.
        27-2809. CARPET STEWARDSHIP PLAN.

S7147A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2823, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2327

S7147A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a carpet stewardship program; requires manufacturers to coordinate with wholesalers, retailers and installers to recycle old carpets; provides penalties for noncompliance.

S7147A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7147A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7147--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  establishing a carpet stewardship program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Declaration of legislative intent and findings.  (a) It is
the policy of the state of New York to promote and support a  system  of
sustainable  solid  waste  management that minimizes waste and maximizes
recycling and the use  of  recyclable  materials,  and  to  develop  new
markets for recycled products and materials.
  (b) The legislature finds and declares all of the following:
  (i)  Carpet  waste  is  heavy  and bulky and imposes significant solid
waste management cost on  municipalities  because  it  is  expensive  to
dispose.  Very little discarded carpet is recycled in the state.
  (ii)  The  New  York  state  department  of environmental conservation
adopted on December 27, 2010 a new solid waste management plan  entitled
"Beyond  Waste, A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New York
State", in which product stewardship is a centerpiece of the  new  solid
waste management plan of the state.
  (iii)  Carpet was one of the few products listed by the New York state
department of environmental conservation as most suited to a stewardship
approach based on research and feedback from stakeholders.
  § 2. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
adding a new title 28 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 28
                           CARPET STEWARDSHIP
SECTION 27-2801. SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
        27-2803. MANUFACTURER REMOVAL, ACCEPTANCE AND RECYCLING.
        27-2805. MANUFACTURER REGISTRATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

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

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