assembly Bill A8878

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of the sale of plastic trash bags

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Dec 18, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A8878 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6814
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 30 §§27-3001 - 27-3009, En Con L

A8878 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates the sale of plastic trash bags; requires plastic trash bags be made of 30% post-consumer materials.

A8878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8878

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 18, 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  the
  sale of plastic trash bags

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

  Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 30 to read as follows:
                                TITLE 30
                    REGULATION OF PLASTIC TRASH BAGS
SECTION 27-3001. DEFINITIONS.
        27-3003. REGULATION OF THE SALE OF PLASTIC TRASH BAGS.
        27-3005. LABELING REQUIREMENTS.
        27-3007. VIOLATIONS.
        27-3009. REGULATIONS.
§ 27-3001. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  1. "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON, FIRM,  ASSOCIATION,  PARTNER-
SHIP,  OR  CORPORATION, WHICH MAKES PLASTIC TRASH BAGS TO BE USED IN THE
DISPOSAL OF WASTE.
  2. "PLASTIC TRASH BAG" SHALL MEAN A BAG INTENDED TO  HOLD,  STORE,  OR
TRANSPORT  MATERIALS  MEANT  TO  BE  DISCARDED,  COMPOSTED, OR RECYCLED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GARBAGE BAGS, COMPOSTING BAGS,  YARD  BAGS,
CAN-LINERS, AND RECYCLING BAGS.
  3.  "POST-CONSUMER  MATERIAL"  SHALL  MEAN THOSE PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS
GENERATED BY A BUSINESS OR CONSUMER WHICH HAVE SERVED THEIR INTENDED END
USE AS CONSUMER ITEMS AND WHICH HAVE BEEN SEPARATED OR DIVERTED FROM THE
WASTE STREAM FOR THE PURPOSES OF COLLECTION AND RECYCLING AS A SECONDARY
MATERIAL FEEDSTOCK.
  4. "RETAILER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION THAT  ENGAGES
IN THE SALE OF PLASTIC TRASH BAGS.

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