|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 31, 2019||referred to environmental conservation|
assembly Bill A3892
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A3892 (ACTIVE) - Details
A3892 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3892 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 31, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. DenDEKKER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to developing a cigarette butts recycling program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 27-1019 of the environmental conservation law is renumbered section 27-1021 and a new section 27-1019 is added to read as follows: § 27-1019. CIGARETTE BUTT RECYCLING AND WASTE CONTROL. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM FOR THE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING OF CIGARETTE BUTTS. 2. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: A. ESTABLISHING A STATEWIDE SYSTEM AND REDEMPTION FACILITIES FOR THE COLLECTION OF USED CIGARETTE BUTTS VIA AUTOMATED OR NON-AUTOMATED RECY- CLING EQUIPMENT TO BE SITUATED LOCALLY, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE FACILITY PER COUNTY; B. ESTABLISHING A DEPOSIT AND REFUND VALUE FOR INDIVIDUAL CIGARETTE BUTTS RETURNED TO COLLECTION FACILITIES OF NOT LESS THAN ONE CENT PER CIGARETTE BUTT RETURNED AND ESTABLISH A FISCAL PLAN ALLOCATING HOW DEPOSIT FUNDS ARE COLLECTED AND REFUNDED; AND C. ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC EDUCATION AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE INDIVIDUALS AS TO THE HARM CIGARETTE BUTTS CAUSE TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING WITH CIGARETTE MANUFACTURERS TO IMPLEMENT ANTI-LITTER MESSAGES ON THEIR PACKAGING. 3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM. 4. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "CIGARETTE BUTT" OR "USED CIGA- RETTE BUTT" SHALL MEAN ANY CIGARETTE, CIGAR, OR TOBACCO PRODUCT WITH A FILTER OR BUTT THAT IS NOT SMOKED AND HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF BECOMING A WASTE PRODUCT. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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