Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 02, 2022||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S8203
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8203 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8203 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8203 SPONSOR: HINCHEY TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Relates to marijuana packaging control SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended to add new title 30 titled 'Marijuana Packaging Control". Section 3001 sets defi- nitions. Section 3002 sets requirements that legal marijuana retailers under the laws of New York must charge a one-dollar deposit on any single-use plastic packaging used to contain marijuana. Section 3003 requires that legal marijuana retailers under the laws of New York
2021-S8203 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8203 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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