Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 26, 2022||
reported and committed to finance
|Feb 17, 2022||
referred to cities 1
Senate Bill S8374
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8374 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8374 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8374 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general city law, in relation to requiring that a city with a population of one million or more shall establish a residen- tial composting program for all buildings with residential units PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a universal composting program for residential buildings SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the general city law to require cities with a population over one million to establish a residential composting program for all buildings with residential units in the city. The city must establish standards for waste separation and collection to avoid odor and vermin and must provide guidance to the public on how to effec- tively sort waste. Each city subject to this law must arrange for the transportation and processing of the organic waste, regulate organics
2021-S8374 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8374 I N S E N A T E February 17, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 1 AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to requiring that a city with a population of one million or more shall establish a resi- dential composting program for all buildings with residential units THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general city law is amended by adding a new section 20-h to read as follows: § 20-H. RESIDENTIAL COMPOSTING. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "COMPOSTABLE WASTE" AND "ORGANIC WASTE" SHALL MEAN MATERIALS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FOOD SCRAPS, PLANT TRIMMINGS, FOOD-SOILED PAPER AND CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS, THAT WILL: (I) UNDERGO DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING COMPOSTING TO YIELD CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND BIOMASS AT A RATE CONSISTENT WITH OTHER KNOWN COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS; AND (II) LEAVE NO VISIBLE, DISTINGUISHABLE OR TOXIC RESIDUE, INCLUDING NO ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE ABILITY OF COMPOSTS TO SUPPORT PLANT GROWTH ONCE THE FINISHED COMPOST IS PLACED IN SOIL. (B) "LATCHED CONTAINER" MEANS A SOLID CONTAINER THAT CAN BE FASTENED SUCH THAT ANIMALS SUCH AS RATS OR PIGEONS CANNOT BREAK INTO THE CONTAIN- ER. (C) "ORGANICS RECYCLER" MEANS A FACILITY, PERMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT, THAT RECYCLES ORGANIC WASTE THROUGH USE AS ANIMAL FEED OR A FEED INGRE- DIENT, RENDERING, LAND APPLICATION, COMPOSTING, AEROBIC DIGESTION, ANAE- ROBIC DIGESTION, FERMENTATION, OR ETHANOL PRODUCTION. ANIMAL SCRAPS, FOOD SOILED PAPER, AND POST-CONSUMER FOOD SCRAPS ARE PROHIBITED FOR USE AS ANIMAL FEED OR AS A FEED INGREDIENT. THE PROPORTION OF THE PRODUCT CREATED FROM ORGANIC WASTE BY A COMPOSTING OR DIGESTION FACILITY, INCLUDING A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT THAT OPERATES A DIGESTION FACILI- TY, OR OTHER TREATMENT SYSTEM, MUST BE USED IN A BENEFICIAL MANNER AS A SOIL AMENDMENT AND SHALL NOT BE DISPOSED OF OR INCINERATED. (D) "INCINERATOR" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 72-0401 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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