|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to environmental conservation|
|Oct 28, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6814
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6814 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6814 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6814 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the sale of plastic trash bags PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is require plastic bags to contain a minimum percentage of post-consumer material. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends Article 27 of the environmental conservation law creating a new title 30 "Regulation of Plastic Trash bags". Every plastic trash bag for sale in the state shall contain by weight, at least thirty percent recycled post-consumer material. The Department of Environmental Conservation may promulgate rules and regulations requiring a higher percentage of post-consumer material.
S6814 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6814 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 28, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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.
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