assembly Bill A10662

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to banning the use of non-compostable produce stickers

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Aug 12, 2022 referred to environmental conservation

A10662 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 33 §§27-3301 & 27-3303, En Con L; amd §92-s, St Fin L

A10662 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to banning the use of non-compostable produce stickers beginning January 1, 2024; provides civil penalties for violations; provides that fines shall be deposited into the environmental protection fund.

A10662 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10662
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 12, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Epstein) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance
   law, in relation to banning the use of non-compostable produce  stick-
   ers
 
   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 33 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 33
                             PRODUCE STICKERS
 SECTION 27-3301. NON-COMPOSTABLE PRODUCE STICKER BAN.
         27-3303. VIOLATIONS.
 § 27-3301. NON-COMPOSTABLE PRODUCE STICKER BAN.
   1. BEGINNING JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR, NO PERSON,  FIRM
 OR  CORPORATION  SHALL  SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR DISTRIBUTE ANY NON-COM-
 POSTABLE PRODUCE STICKERS  OR  ANY  PRODUCE  WITH  SUCH  NON-COMPOSTABLE
 STICKERS  IN THE STATE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, A PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION
 MAY USE ITS CURRENT INVENTORY OF NON-COMPOSTABLE STICKERS PRIOR TO  SUCH
 DATE.
   2.  THE  DEPARTMENT  IS  AUTHORIZED  TO PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGU-
 LATIONS AS IT SHALL DEEM NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
 TITLE.
 § 27-3303. VIOLATIONS.
   1.  A  PERSON,  FIRM  OR CORPORATION THAT VIOLATES A PROVISION OF THIS
 TITLE SHALL RECEIVE A WARNING  NOTICE  FOR  THE  FIRST  SUCH  VIOLATION,
 DETAILING  THE  PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION'S REQUIREMENT TO CORRECT THE
 VIOLATION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS FROM THE DATE THE NOTICE IS SENT. A PERSON,
 FIRM OR CORPORATION SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE STATE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY  OF
 TWO  HUNDRED  FIFTY  DOLLARS  FOR  THE FIRST VIOLATION AFTER RECEIVING A
 WARNING AND FAILING TO CORRECT THE VIOLATION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AND FIVE
 HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION IN THE SAME CALENDAR  YEAR.
 A  HEARING  OR  OPPORTUNITY  TO  BE HEARD SHALL BE PROVIDED PRIOR TO THE
 ASSESSMENT OF ANY CIVIL PENALTY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.