senate Bill S7760

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Environmental Conservation Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Feb 20, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

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S7760 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9953
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

S7760 - Summary

Establishes guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction.

S7760 - Sponsor Memo

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.
S 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.
                                                           LBD11416-06-8

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