Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to environmental conservation
|Apr 12, 2019||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S5185
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S5185 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S5185 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5185 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to plastic carryout bags provided by restaurants PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is remove from the exempted bags under the plastic bag ban, plastic bags provided by restaurants. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 27-2801 of the environmental conservation law to remove plastic bags provided from restaurants from the definition of an "exempt bag". Section 2: Sets the effective date.
2019-S5185 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5185 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 12, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- 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 plas- tic carryout bags provided by restaurants THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 27-2801 of the environmental conservation law, as added by section 2 of part H of a chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the environmental conservation law, the alcoholic beverage control law and the state finance law relating to establishing guidelines for bag waste reduction, as proposed in legislative bill numbers S. 1508-C and A. 2008-C, is amended to read as follows: 1. "Exempt bag" means a bag: (a) used solely to contain or wrap uncooked meat, fish, or poultry; (b) bags used by a customer solely to package bulk items such as fruits, vegetables, grains, or candy; (c) bags used solely to contain food sliced or prepared to order; (d) bags used solely to contain a newspaper for delivery to a subscriber; (e) bags sold in bulk to a consumer at the point of sale; (f) trash bags; (g) food storage bags; (h) garment bags; (i) bags prepackaged for sale to a customer; OR (j) [plastic carryout bags provided by a restaurant, tavern or similar food service establishment, as defined in the state sanitary code, to carryout or deliver food; or (k)] bags provided by a pharmacy to carry prescription drugs. § 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as part H of a chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the environ- mental conservation law, the alcoholic beverage control law and the state finance law relating to establishing guidelines for bag waste reduction, as proposed in legislative bill numbers S. 1508-C and A. 2008-C, takes effect. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11074-01-9
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