senate Bill S1477

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibitions on single-use plastic straws in restaurants

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 15, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S1477 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A90
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 28 §§27-2801 - 27-2805, En Con L; add §399-tt, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8726, A9994

S1477 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that restaurants only provide single-use plastic straws to customers when explicitly requested by the customer or when selected by the consumer from a self-service dispenser.

S1477 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1477 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1477

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 and the general busi-
  ness law, in relation to prohibitions on single-use plastic straws  in
  restaurants

  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 28 to read as follows:

                                TITLE 28
                       PLASTIC STRAW RESTRICTIONS
SECTION 27-2801. DEFINITIONS.
        27-2803. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS.
        27-2805. ENFORCEMENT.
§ 27-2801. DEFINITIONS.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, "RESTAURANT" MEANS ANY DINER OR  OTHER
EATING OR BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAG-
ES  TO THE PUBLIC, GUESTS, MEMBERS, OR PATRONS, WHERE THE FOOD OR BEVER-
AGES ARE CUSTOMARILY CONSUMED ON THE  PREMISES.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
TITLE, "RESTAURANT" SHALL INCLUDE A FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, BAR, COFFEE
SHOP,  CAFETERIA,  LUNCHEONETTE,  OR SHORT ORDER CAFE; HOWEVER, "RESTAU-
RANT" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A SANDWICH STAND, SODA  FOUNTAIN,  DRIVE-THROUGH
PORTION  OF  A  RESTAURANT, DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT, OR ANY ESTABLISHMENT OR
PORTION OF A RESTAURANT WHERE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE CUSTOMARILY CONSUMED
OFF THE PREMISES.
§ 27-2803. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS.
  1. RESTAURANTS SHALL ONLY PROVIDE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS TO CUSTOM-
ERS WHEN EXPLICITLY REQUESTED BY THE CUSTOMER OR SELECTED BY THE CONSUM-
ER FROM A SELF-SERVICE DISPENSER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01864-01-9

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