senate Bill S2872

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a carpet stewardship program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 26, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S2872 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 32 §§27-3201 - 27-3223, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7147
2019-2020: S2327

S2872 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a carpet stewardship program; requires manufacturers to coordinate with wholesalers, retailers and installers to recycle old carpets; provides penalties for noncompliance.

S2872 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2872 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2872
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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,  in  relation  to
   establishing a carpet stewardship program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Declaration of legislative intent and findings.  (a) It  is
 the  policy  of the state of New York to promote and support a system of
 sustainable solid waste management that minimizes  waste  and  maximizes
 recycling  and  the  use  of  recyclable  materials,  and to develop new
 markets for recycled products and materials.
   (b) The legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (i) Carpet waste is heavy and  bulky  and  imposes  significant  solid
 waste  management  cost  on  municipalities  because  it is expensive to
 dispose.  Very little discarded carpet is recycled in the state.
   (ii) The New  York  state  department  of  environmental  conservation
 adopted  on December 27, 2010 a new solid waste management plan entitled
 "Beyond Waste, A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New  York
 State",  in  which product stewardship is a centerpiece of the new solid
 waste management plan of the state.
   (iii) Carpet was one of the few products listed by the New York  state
 department of environmental conservation as most suited to a stewardship
 approach based on research and feedback from stakeholders.
   §  2.  Article  27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
 adding a new title 32 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 32
                            CARPET STEWARDSHIP
 SECTION 27-3201. SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
         27-3203. MANUFACTURER REMOVAL, ACCEPTANCE AND RECYCLING.
         27-3205. MANUFACTURER REGISTRATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06241-01-1

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