senate Bill S3243

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the purchase of green cleaning and other custodial products

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Feb 05, 2019 referred to finance

S3243 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §169, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5409
2017-2018: S3870

S3243 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the purchase of green cleaning and other custodial products.

S3243 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3243 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3243

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to  the  purchase  of
  green cleaning and other custodial products

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

  Section 1. Short title. This law shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "greening our cleaning act".
  §  2.  Statement  of  findings and purpose. The legislature finds that
there are environmentally preferable alternatives to the  products  that
we  commonly  use  for  routine  tasks, such as cleaning and maintaining
interior building finishes. Such alternatives  are  most  beneficial  to
those  who apply them and those who occupy buildings where such products
are used. In addition to the federal government, a number of  state  and
local jurisdictions have taken steps to purchase environmentally prefer-
able or "green" cleaning products.
  The  legislature finds that the purchase and use of many such environ-
mentally preferable cleaning alternatives will result in improved indoor
air quality and enhanced environmental health.
  § 3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section  169  to
read as follows:
  §  169.  GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS.   1. GENERAL DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN
THIS SECTION:
  (A) "AIR FRESHENER" MEANS ANY PRODUCT INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,
SPRAYS,  WICKS,  POWDERS,  BLOCKS,  GELS  AND CRYSTALS, DESIGNED FOR THE
PURPOSE OF MASKING ODORS, OR FRESHENING, CLEANING, SCENTING OR DEODORIZ-
ING THE AIR. THIS TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE PRODUCTS THAT ARE USED  ON  THE
HUMAN  BODY,  PRODUCTS  THAT  FUNCTION PRIMARILY AS CLEANING PRODUCTS OR
DISINFECTANT  PRODUCTS  CLAIMING  TO  DEODORIZE  BY  KILLING  GERMS   ON
SURFACES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07283-01-9

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