senate Bill S1879

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the recycling of lead-acid batteries by removing the cap on the incentive payment charged by retailers of such batteries

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 17, 2019 referred to environmental conservation


S1879 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §27-1701, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5581
2017-2018: S2284

S1879 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the recycling of lead-acid batteries by removing the cap on the incentive payment charged by retailers of such batteries.

S1879 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1879 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2019

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Environmental

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  recycling of lead-acid batteries


  Section  1.  Paragraph  b  of  subdivision 5 of section 27-1701 of the
environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 152 of the  laws  of
1990, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  A  retailer  shall  refund  to a consumer the [five dollar] return
incentive payment collected pursuant  to  this  subdivision  if,  within
thirty  days of the date of the purchase of a new lead-acid battery, the
consumer returns to such retailer a used lead-acid battery.  Any  return
incentive payment not refunded to the consumer pursuant to this subdivi-
sion shall be retained by the retailer.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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


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