senate Bill S8374

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires a city with a population of one million or more shall establish a residential composting program for all buildings with residential units

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Apr 26, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Feb 17, 2022 referred to cities 1

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Apr 26, 2022 - Cities 1 committee Vote

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Cities 1 Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2022

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S8374 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9911
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §20-h, Gen City L

S8374 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a city with a population of one million or more shall establish a residential composting program for all buildings with residential units.

S8374 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8374 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8374
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 1
 
 AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to  requiring  that  a
   city  with a population of one million or more shall establish a resi-
   dential composting program for all buildings with residential units

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  general  city law is amended by adding a new section
 20-h to read as follows:
   § 20-H. RESIDENTIAL COMPOSTING. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (A) "COMPOSTABLE WASTE" AND  "ORGANIC  WASTE"  SHALL  MEAN  MATERIALS,
 INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO FOOD SCRAPS, PLANT TRIMMINGS, FOOD-SOILED
 PAPER AND CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS, THAT WILL:
   (I) UNDERGO DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING  COMPOSTING  TO
 YIELD  CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND BIOMASS AT A RATE
 CONSISTENT WITH OTHER KNOWN COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS; AND
   (II) LEAVE NO VISIBLE, DISTINGUISHABLE OR TOXIC RESIDUE, INCLUDING  NO
 ADVERSE  IMPACT  ON THE ABILITY OF COMPOSTS TO SUPPORT PLANT GROWTH ONCE
 THE FINISHED COMPOST IS PLACED IN SOIL.
   (B) "LATCHED CONTAINER" MEANS A SOLID CONTAINER THAT CAN  BE  FASTENED
 SUCH THAT ANIMALS SUCH AS RATS OR PIGEONS CANNOT BREAK INTO THE CONTAIN-
 ER.
   (C) "ORGANICS RECYCLER" MEANS A FACILITY, PERMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT,
 THAT  RECYCLES ORGANIC WASTE THROUGH USE AS ANIMAL FEED OR A FEED INGRE-
 DIENT, RENDERING, LAND APPLICATION, COMPOSTING, AEROBIC DIGESTION, ANAE-
 ROBIC DIGESTION, FERMENTATION, OR  ETHANOL  PRODUCTION.  ANIMAL  SCRAPS,
 FOOD  SOILED PAPER, AND POST-CONSUMER FOOD SCRAPS ARE PROHIBITED FOR USE
 AS ANIMAL FEED OR AS A FEED INGREDIENT. THE PROPORTION  OF  THE  PRODUCT
 CREATED  FROM  ORGANIC  WASTE  BY  A  COMPOSTING  OR DIGESTION FACILITY,
 INCLUDING A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT THAT OPERATES A DIGESTION FACILI-
 TY, OR OTHER TREATMENT SYSTEM, MUST BE USED IN A BENEFICIAL MANNER AS  A
 SOIL AMENDMENT AND SHALL NOT BE DISPOSED OF OR INCINERATED.
   (D)  "INCINERATOR"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
 72-0401 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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