Senate Bill S643B

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to rechargeable battery recycling

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2023-S643 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 27 Art Head, Title 18 Title Head, §§27-1801, 27-1803, 27-1807, 27-1809 & 27-1811, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7142
2019-2020: S2331
2021-2022: S2906

2023-S643 - Summary

Relates to rechargeable battery recycling; adds a battery used as the principal electric power source for an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist to the definition of "rechargeable battery"; provides that a battery manufacturer may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute rechargeable batteries in the state unless the battery manufacturer is implementing or participating under an approved plan; allows a city with a population of one million or more to enforce through its own agencies.

2023-S643 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S643 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    643
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2023
                                ___________
 
 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
   rechargeable battery recycling
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2  of  section  27-1807  of  the
 environmental  conservation  law, as added by chapter 562 of the laws of
 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   b. Submittance  to  the  department  of  annual  reports,  on  a  form
 prescribed  by  the  department,  concerning  the amount of rechargeable
 batteries received within the state and recycled either by number or  by
 weight; the costs of such efforts; and any other relevant information as
 required  by  the department.   SUCH REPORTS SHALL INCLUDE THE WEIGHT OF
 RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES RECEIVED WITHIN A CITY WITH A POPULATION  OF  ONE
 MILLION OR MORE.
   §  2. Section 27-1809 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
   5. IN ADDITION TO ANY ENFORCEMENT OF THIS TITLE  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER
 PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF THIS SECTION, IN A CITY WITH A POPU-
 LATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION  27-1805  AND
 SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF SECTION 27-1807 OF THIS TITLE MAY BE ENFORCED BY AN
 AGENCY OR AGENCIES DESIGNATED BY THE MAYOR OF SUCH CITY.  ANY NOTICE  OF
 VIOLATION  ISSUED  BY  AN  AGENCY  DESIGNATED  BY THE MAYOR OF SUCH CITY
 CHARGING A VIOLATION OF SECTION 27-1805 AND SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  SECTION
 27-1807  OF  THIS TITLE SHALL BE RETURNABLE TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRA-
 TIVE TRIALS AND HEARINGS OF SUCH CITY.  SUCH  OFFICE  OF  ADMINISTRATIVE
 TRIALS  AND  HEARINGS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO IMPOSE THE CIVIL PENALTIES
 SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE, TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION. ALL  CIVIL
 PENALTIES  COLLECTED  FOR  ANY  VIOLATION  OF  THIS TITLE THAT HAVE BEEN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02434-01-3
 S. 643                              2
              

2023-S643A - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 27 Art Head, Title 18 Title Head, §§27-1801, 27-1803, 27-1807, 27-1809 & 27-1811, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7142
2019-2020: S2331
2021-2022: S2906

2023-S643A - Summary

Relates to rechargeable battery recycling; adds a battery used as the principal electric power source for an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist to the definition of "rechargeable battery"; provides that a battery manufacturer may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute rechargeable batteries in the state unless the battery manufacturer is implementing or participating under an approved plan; allows a city with a population of one million or more to enforce through its own agencies.

2023-S643A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S643A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  643--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   rechargeable battery recycling
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  27-1803 of the environmental
 conservation law, as added by chapter  562  of  the  laws  of  2010,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   4.  "rechargeable  battery"  means  any  rechargeable  nickel-cadmium,
 sealed lead, lithium ion, nickel metal hydride  battery,  or  any  other
 such  dry  cell  battery  capable  of being recharged weighing less than
 twenty-five pounds, or battery packs containing such batteries,  INCLUD-
 ING  RECHARGEABLE  BATTERIES  EMBEDDED IN CONSUMER DEVICES SUCH AS TOYS,
 APPLIANCES AND PERSONAL CARE DEVICES; but shall not  include  a  battery
 used  as the principal electric power source for a vehicle, such as, but
 not limited to, an automobile, boat, truck, tractor, golf cart or wheel-
 chair, EXCEPT SUCH TERM SHALL INCLUDE A BATTERY USED  AS  THE  PRINCIPAL
 ELECTRIC  POWER  SOURCE FOR AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER OR BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC
 ASSIST; for storage of electricity generated  by  an  alternative  power
 source,  such  as  solar or wind-driven generators; or for memory backup
 that is an integral component of an electronic device;
   § 2. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 27-1807 of  the  environ-
 mental conservation law, as added by chapter 562 of the laws of 2010, is
 amended to read as follows:
   b.  Submittance  to  the  department  of  annual  reports,  on  a form
 prescribed by the department,  concerning  the  amount  of  rechargeable
 batteries  received within the state and recycled either by number or by
 weight; the costs of such efforts; and any other relevant information as
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02434-02-3
              

2023-S643B - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 27 Art Head, Title 18 Title Head, §§27-1801, 27-1803, 27-1807, 27-1809 & 27-1811, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7142
2019-2020: S2331
2021-2022: S2906

2023-S643B - Summary

Relates to rechargeable battery recycling; adds a battery used as the principal electric power source for an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist to the definition of "rechargeable battery"; provides that a battery manufacturer may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute rechargeable batteries in the state unless the battery manufacturer is implementing or participating under an approved plan; allows a city with a population of one million or more to enforce through its own agencies.

2023-S643B - Sponsor Memo

2023-S643B - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  643--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   rechargeable battery recycling
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  article  heading  of article 27 of the environmental
 conservation law is amended to read as follows:
                 REDUCTION, COLLECTION, REUSE, RECYCLING,
       TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF [REFUSE AND OTHER] SOLID WASTE AND
                     EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
 
   § 2. The title heading of title 18 of article 27 of the  environmental
 conservation  law,  as  added  by  chapter  562  of the laws of 2010, is
 amended to read as follows:
                   EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY FOR
                RECHARGEABLE [BATTERY RECYCLING] BATTERIES
 
   § 3. Section 27-1801 of the environmental conservation law,  as  added
 by chapter 562 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
 § 27-1801. Short title.
   This title shall be known as and may be cited as the "[New York State]
 EXTENDED  PRODUCER  RESPONSIBILITY  LAW  FOR  Rechargeable [Battery Law]
 BATTERIES".
   § 4. Subdivision 4 of section 27-1803 of the  environmental  conserva-
 tion  law,  as  added  by chapter 562 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
 read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02434-03-3
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S643C - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 27 Art Head, Title 18 Title Head, §§27-1801, 27-1803, 27-1807, 27-1809 & 27-1811, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7142
2019-2020: S2331
2021-2022: S2906

2023-S643C - Summary

Relates to rechargeable battery recycling; adds a battery used as the principal electric power source for an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist to the definition of "rechargeable battery"; provides that a battery manufacturer may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute rechargeable batteries in the state unless the battery manufacturer is implementing or participating under an approved plan; allows a city with a population of one million or more to enforce through its own agencies.

2023-S643C - Sponsor Memo

2023-S643C - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  643--C
     Cal. No. 815
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee  --  reported  favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
   second report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   rechargeable battery recycling
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  article  heading  of article 27 of the environmental
 conservation law is amended to read as follows:
                 REDUCTION, COLLECTION, REUSE, RECYCLING,
       TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF [REFUSE AND OTHER] SOLID WASTE AND
                     EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY

   § 2. The title heading of title 18 of article 27 of the  environmental
 conservation  law,  as  added  by  chapter  562  of the laws of 2010, is
 amended to read as follows:
                   EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY FOR
                RECHARGEABLE [BATTERY RECYCLING] BATTERIES
 
   § 3. Section 27-1801 of the environmental conservation law,  as  added
 by chapter 562 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
 § 27-1801. Short title.
   This title shall be known as and may be cited as the "[New York State]
 EXTENDED  PRODUCER  RESPONSIBILITY  LAW  FOR  Rechargeable [Battery Law]
 BATTERIES".
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02434-07-3
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S643D (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 27 Art Head, Title 18 Title Head, §§27-1801, 27-1803, 27-1807, 27-1809 & 27-1811, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7142
2019-2020: S2331
2021-2022: S2906

2023-S643D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to rechargeable battery recycling; adds a battery used as the principal electric power source for an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist to the definition of "rechargeable battery"; provides that a battery manufacturer may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute rechargeable batteries in the state unless the battery manufacturer is implementing or participating under an approved plan; allows a city with a population of one million or more to enforce through its own agencies.

2023-S643D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S643D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  643--D
     Cal. No. 815
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAVANAGH, HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
   mental Conservation -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- reported favorably from said  committee,  ordered
   to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of  third  reading
   --  again  amended  and  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the
   order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   rechargeable battery recycling
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The article heading of  article  27  of  the  environmental
 conservation law is amended to read as follows:
                 REDUCTION, COLLECTION, REUSE, RECYCLING,
       TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF [REFUSE AND OTHER] SOLID WASTE AND
                     EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
 
   §  2. The title heading of title 18 of article 27 of the environmental
 conservation law, as added by chapter  562  of  the  laws  of  2010,  is
 amended to read as follows:
                   EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY FOR
                RECHARGEABLE [BATTERY RECYCLING] BATTERIES
 
   §  3.  Section 27-1801 of the environmental conservation law, as added
 by chapter 562 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
 § 27-1801. Short title.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02434-11-3
 S. 643--D                           2
              

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