Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 11, 2022||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S9164
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-S9164 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9164 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to returnable bottles; adds wine, liquor, distilled spirit coolers, and cider and wine products to the definition of "beverage"; provides that beginning April 1, 2025, the handling fee will be six cents for each beverage container accepted by a deposit initiator from a dealer or operator of a redemption center.
2021-S9164 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9164 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to returnable bottles PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to expand the type of beverages eligible for a deposit and redemption under the current Bottle Bill, raise the depos- it refund value to ten cents, and to improve the redemption process. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend § 27-1003(1) of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to include wine, liquor, distilled spirit cool- ers, cider, and wine products under definition of beverage and remove the prohibition on the redemption of water beverages with added sugar. Section 2 of the bill would amend § 27-1003(1) of the ECL to phase in
2021-S9164 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9164 I N S E N A T E May 11, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAY, HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser- vation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to returnable bottles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 27-1003 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by section 2 of part SS of chapter 59 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 1. "Beverage" means carbonated soft drinks, water, beer, other malt beverages [and a], WINE, LIQUOR, DISTILLED SPIRIT COOLERS, AND CIDER AND wine [product] PRODUCTS as defined in [subdivision thirty-six-a of] section three of the alcoholic beverage control law. "Malt beverages" means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation or infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or other wholesome grain or cereal and water including, but not limited to ale, stout or malt liquor. "Water" means any beverage identified through the use of letters, words or symbols on its product label as a type of water, including any flavored water or nutritionally enhanced water[, provided, however, that "water" does not include any beverage identified as a type of water to which a sugar has been added]. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 27-1003 of the environmental conserva- tion law, as amended by section one of this act, is amended to read as follows: 1. "Beverage" means carbonated soft drinks, NONCARBONATED SOFT DRINKS, NONCARBONATED FRUIT OR VEGETABLE JUICES CONTAINING LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FRUIT OR VEGETABLE JUICE, COFFEE AND TEA BEVERAGES, CARBONATED FRUIT BEVERAGES, water, beer, other malt beverages, wine, liquor, distilled spirit coolers, and cider and wine products as defined in section three of the alcoholic beverage control law. "Malt beverages" means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation or infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or other wholesome grain or cereal and water including, but not limited to ale, stout or malt liquor. "Water" EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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