senate Bill S8203

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a recycling program for containers of adult-use cannabis sold in New York

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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Feb 02, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

S8203 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd En Con L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S1686, A3934

S8203 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a recycling program for containers of adult-use cannabis sold in New York; requires such containers to be made of at least fifty percent recycled materials.

S8203 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8203 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 2, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- 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,  in  relation  to
   establishing  a recycling program for containers of adult-use cannabis
   sold in New York, and requiring such containers to be made of at least
   fifty percent recycled materials

   Section  1.  Section 27-1001 of the environmental conservation law, as
 amended by section 1 of part SS of chapter 59 of the laws  of  2009,  is
 amended to read as follows:
 § 27-1001. Legislative findings.
   The  legislature hereby finds that litter composed of discarded bever-
 age containers AND OTHER SINGLE USE CONTAINERS is a growing  problem  of
 state  concern and a direct threat to the health and safety of the citi-
 zens of this state. Discarded beverage containers AND OTHER  SINGLE  USE
 CONTAINERS  create  a  hazard to vehicular traffic, a source of physical
 injury to pedestrians and farm animals,  a  hazard  to  farm  and  other
 machinery and an unsightly accumulation of litter which must be disposed
 of  at  increasing  public expense. Beverage containers AND OTHER SINGLE
 USE CONTAINERS also create an unnecessary addition to  the  state's  and
 municipalities'  already  overburdened  solid  waste and refuse disposal
 systems. Unsegregated disposal of such containers creates an  impediment
 to  the  efficient  operation  of resource recovery plants. Further, the
 legislature finds that the uninhibited discard  of  beverage  containers
 AND  OTHER SINGLE USE CONTAINERS constitutes a waste of both mineral and
 energy resources. The legislature hereby finds that requiring a  deposit
 on  all  beverage  containers  AND SINGLE USE CANNABIS CONTAINERS, along
 with certain other  facilitating  measures,  will  provide  a  necessary
 incentive  for  the  economically  efficient  and environmentally benign
 collection and recycling of such containers.
   § 2. Subdivisions 4, 5-a, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of section 27-1003, subdi-
 visions 4, 7, 8 and 10 as added by chapter 200 of the laws of 1982,  and
 subdivision  5-a as added and subdivisions 6 and 9 as amended by section
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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