senate Bill S1505

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibitions on single-use plastic straws and stirrers in restaurants

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 12, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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S1505 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A207
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 31 §§27-3101 - 27-3105, En Con L; add §399-tt, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8726, A9994
2019-2020: S1477, A90

S1505 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that restaurants only provide single-use plastic straws to customers when explicitly requested by the customer; prohibits single-use plastic stirrers.

S1505 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1505 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1505
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SALAZAR, SERRANO -- 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 and the general busi-
   ness law, in relation to prohibitions on single-use plastic straws and
   stirrers in restaurants

   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 31 to read as follows:
 
                                 TITLE 31
                  PLASTIC STRAW AND STIRRER RESTRICTIONS
 SECTION 27-3101. DEFINITIONS.
         27-3103. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS AND STIRRERS.
         27-3105. ENFORCEMENT.
 § 27-3101. DEFINITIONS.
   FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, "RESTAURANT" MEANS ANY DINER OR OTHER
 EATING OR BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAG-
 ES TO THE PUBLIC,  GUESTS,  MEMBERS,  OR  PATRONS,  WHETHER  CONSUMPTION
 OCCURS ON OR OFF THE PREMISES.
 § 27-3103. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS AND STIRRERS.
   1.  (A)  RESTAURANTS  SHALL  ONLY PROVIDE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS TO
 CUSTOMERS WHEN EXPLICITLY REQUESTED BY THE CUSTOMER.
   (B) NO INQUIRY INTO THE REASON FOR THE REQUEST  SHALL  BE  MADE  BY  A
 RESTAURANT  OR  ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES IN CARRYING OUT THE REQUEST AUTHOR-
 IZED BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   2. RESTAURANTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH SINGLE-USE
 PLASTIC STIRRERS.
   3. (A) NOTHING IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  PRECLUDE  A  RESTAURANT  FROM
 PROVIDING  CUSTOMERS  WITH NON-PLASTIC STRAWS OR STIRRERS AS AN ALTERNA-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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