assembly Bill A7363

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to plastic carryout bags provided by restaurants

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 26, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A7363 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5185
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §27-2801, En Con L (as proposed in S.1508-C & A.2008-C)

A7363 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the exemption for restaurants, taverns or similar food service establishments from the New York state bag waste reduction act.

A7363 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7363

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred 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