senate Bill S95

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S95 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5753
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
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
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7760, A9953

S95 - Summary

Establishes guidelines for carryout bag waste reduction.

S95 - Sponsor Memo

S95 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   95

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAMINSKY, KRUEGER, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BROOKS, HOYLMAN,
  KAVANAGH,  MAYER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERSAUD,  SANDERS, SEPULVEDA,
  SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
state bring your own bag act".
  §  2.  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.
§ 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;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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