assembly Bill A3706

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to banning the release of balloons

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 28, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

A3706 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-0331, amd §71-0923, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8831

A3706 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the release of balloons except for scientific purposes.

A3706 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3706
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   prohibiting the release of balloons
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
 new section 11-0331 to read as follows:
 § 11-0331. RELEASE OF BALLOONS PROHIBITED.
   1. NO PERSON SHALL KNOWINGLY OR INTENTIONALLY CAUSE ANY BALLOON TO  BE
 RELEASED  OUTDOORS.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "BALLOON" SHALL REFER
 TO A FLEXIBLE, NONPOROUS BAG MADE OF MATERIALS SUCH  AS  RUBBER,  LATEX,
 POLYCHLOROPRENE  OR NYLON FABRIC THAT CONTAINS HELIUM, HYDROGEN, NITROUS
 OXIDE, OXYGEN, AIR OR WATER.
   2. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
   (A) BALLOONS WHICH ARE USED FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF  CARRYING  SCIENTIFIC
 INSTRUMENTATION  DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN EXPERIMENT OR TEST OR BY A
 PERSON ON BEHALF OF A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR PURSUANT TO A  GOVERNMENTAL
 CONTRACT FOR SCIENTIFIC OR METEOROLOGICAL PURPOSES; OR
   (B) MANNED HOT AIR BALLOONS.
   §  2. Section 71-0923 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
   13. A VIOLATION OF SECTION 11-0331 OF THIS CHAPTER IS PUNISHABLE BY  A
 FINE  NOT  TO  EXCEED  ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR IMPRISONMENT FOR FIFTEEN
 DAYS, OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06682-01-1