assembly Bill A8831

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to banning the release of balloons

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Nov 25, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

A8831 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0331, amd §71-0923, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3706

A8831 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the release of balloons except for scientific purposes.

A8831 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8831

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the release of balloons

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 11-0331 to read as follows:
§ 11-0331. RELEASE OF BALLOONS PROHIBITED.
  1. NO PERSON SHALL KNOWINGLY OR INTENTIONALLY CAUSE ANY BALLOON TO  BE
RELEASED  OUTDOORS.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "BALLOON" SHALL REFER
TO A FLEXIBLE, NONPOROUS BAG MADE OF MATERIALS SUCH  AS  RUBBER,  LATEX,
POLYCHLOROPRENE  OR NYLON FABRIC THAT CONTAINS HELIUM, HYDROGEN, NITROUS
OXIDE, OXYGEN, AIR OR WATER.
  2. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
  (A) BALLOONS WHICH ARE USED FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF  CARRYING  SCIENTIFIC
INSTRUMENTATION  DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN EXPERIMENT OR TEST OR BY A
PERSON ON BEHALF OF A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR PURSUANT TO A  GOVERNMENTAL
CONTRACT FOR SCIENTIFIC OR METEOROLOGICAL PURPOSES; OR
  (B) MANNED HOT AIR BALLOONS.
  §  2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0331 OF THIS CHAPTER IS PUNISHABLE BY  A
FINE  NOT  TO  EXCEED  ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR IMPRISONMENT FOR FIFTEEN
DAYS, OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13738-01-9