senate Bill S5027

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the carpet stewardship program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 referred to environmental conservation


S5027 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 32 §§27-3201 - 27-3243, En Con L; add §92-kk, St Fin L

S5027 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing the carpet stewardship program; establishes a carpet stewardship advisory board; requires the establishment of a carpet stewardship plan to be approved by the commissioner of environmental conservation; establishes the carpet administrative fund.

S5027 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5027 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 22, 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 and the state finance
   law, in relation to establishing a carpet stewardship program

   Section  1. Declaration of legislative findings and intent. The legis-
 lature finds and declares that it is the policy of the state of New York
 to promote the recyclability of products and materials  and  to  promote
 policies  that encourage the optimal goal of closed-loop recycling and a
 circular economy. The legislature finds  and  declares  that  the  solid
 waste management plan adopted by the department of environmental conser-
 vation  on December 27, 2010 entitled "Beyond Waste, A Sustainable Mate-
 rials Management Strategy for New York State" promotes  and  supports  a
 system   of   sustainable   solid  waste  management  and  favors  waste
 prevention, reuse, and recycling over the  disposal  of  materials.  The
 legislature  finds  and declares that in the solid waste management plan
 product stewardship was identified as a centerpiece  of  the  new  solid
 waste  management plan for the state, and carpet was one of the products
 identified as most suited to a stewardship approach  based  on  research
 and  feedback  from  stakeholders.    According  to  the  report, carpet
 accounted for 1.4 percent of total solid waste generation  in  New  York
 state,  or  roughly 512 million pounds.  Carpet waste is heavy and bulky
 and imposes significant solid waste management  cost  on  municipalities
 because  it  is  expensive  to  dispose  of.  The  legislature finds and
 declares that perfluoroalkyl and  polyfluoroalkyl  substances,  or  PFAS
 chemicals,  which  are harmful to humans are increasingly being found in
 household products, including carpets produced by  major  United  States
 carpet producers. The legislature further finds and declares that reduc-
 ing  the  toxic  components  in  carpet will not only reduce exposure to
 toxic chemicals in our homes and workplaces,  but  also  improve  market
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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