Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 17, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S4939
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S4939 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S4939 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4939 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a product stewardship program for primary batteries PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a battery recycling program for consumers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 16. Section 2: The department of environmental conservation shall work with primary battery manufacturers to explore ways to develop labeling high- lighting the existence of battery recycling programs.
2023-S4939 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4939 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 17, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, KRUEGER, 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, in relation to establishing a product stewardship program for primary batteries 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 16 to read as follows: TITLE 16 PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP FOR PRIMARY BATTERIES SECTION 27-1601. DEFINITIONS. 27-1603. PRIMARY BATTERY REGISTRATION. 27-1605. PRIMARY BATTERY STEWARDSHIP PLAN. 27-1607. ANNUAL REPORT; PLAN AUDIT. 27-1609. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES. 27-1611. RETAILER OBLIGATIONS. 27-1613. ADMINISTRATIVE FEE. 27-1615. PENALTIES. 27-1617. RULEMAKING; PROCEDURE. § 27-1601. DEFINITIONS. WHEN USED IN THIS TITLE: 1. "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION. 2. "BRAND" MEANS A NAME, SYMBOL, WORD, OR TRACEABLE MARK THAT IDENTI- FIES A PRIMARY BATTERY AND ATTRIBUTES THE PRIMARY BATTERY TO THE OWNER OR LICENSEE OF THE BRAND AS THE PRODUCER. 3. "COLLECTION RATE" MEANS A PERCENTAGE BY WEIGHT THAT EACH PRODUCER OR PRODUCERS COLLECTS BY AN ESTABLISHED DATE. THE COLLECTION RATE SHALL BE CALCULATED BY WEIGHT BASED ON THE PERCENTAGE OF PRIMARY BATTERIES THAT ARE COLLECTED DURING A CALENDAR YEAR, AS COMPARED TO THE AVERAGE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06378-01-3
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