assembly Bill A8772

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the environmentally conscious purchasing act

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
Nov 25, 2019 referred to governmental operations

A8772 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6749
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §165, St Fin L

A8772 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to enacting the "environmentally conscious purchasing act"; prohibits state agencies and political subdivisions from purchasing single-use plastic products; defines terms; provides exceptions for medical reasons and garbage collection.

A8772 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8772

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the state finance  law,  in  relation  to  enacting  the
  "environmentally conscious purchasing act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "environmentally conscious purchasing act".
  §  2.  Section 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. PROHIBITION ON THE PURCHASE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS.
  A. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS"
SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I) PLASTIC BAGS;
  (II) CLING FILM PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING;
  (III) NON-RECYCLABLE PLASTIC BOTTLES;
  (IV) PLASTIC STRAWS;
  (V) PLASTIC PLATES, NON-REUSABLE  PLASTIC  CONTAINERS,  PLASTIC  CUPS,
PLASTIC LIDS, AND PLASTIC STIRRERS;
  (VI) PLASTIC CUTLERY;
  (VII) PLASTIC RINGS USED IN PACKAGING;
  (VIII)  STYROFOAM PLATES, STYROFOAM TAKE-AWAY CONTAINERS AND STYROFOAM
TRAYS; AND
  (IX) ANY OTHER SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS DETERMINED TO  BE  INCLUDED
BY  THE  OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT
OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION.
  B. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE STATE AND  ANY  GOVERN-
MENTAL  AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION OF
THE STATE SHALL NOT PURCHASE OR OBTAIN FOR ANY  PURPOSE  ANY  SINGLE-USE
PLASTIC PRODUCT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13841-02-9