Senate Bill S7345

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the NY plastic free act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S7345 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 34 §§27-3401 & 27-3403, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S6750
2021-2022: S5888

2023-S7345 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "NY plastic free act"; prohibits the sale or distribution of single-use plastic products in the state; defines terms; provides exceptions for persons with medical conditions and single-use plastic bags for garbage collection.

2023-S7345 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7345 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7345
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. PARKER, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
   vation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   enacting the "NY plastic free act"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "NY plastic free act".
   § 2. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
 adding a new title 34 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 34
                            NY PLASTIC FREE ACT
 SECTION 27-3401. DEFINITION.
         27-3403. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS PROHIBITED.
 § 27-3401. DEFINITION.
   FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS TITLE, "SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS" SHALL
 INCLUDE:
   1. PLASTIC BAGS;
   2. CLING FILM PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING;
   3. NON-RECYCLABLE PLASTIC BOTTLES;
   4. PLASTIC STRAWS;
   5. PLASTIC PLATES,  NON-REUSABLE  PLASTIC  CONTAINERS,  PLASTIC  CUPS,
 PLASTIC LIDS, AND PLASTIC STIRRERS;
   6. PLASTIC CUTLERY;
   7. PLASTIC RINGS USED IN PACKAGING;
   8.  STYROFOAM  PLATES,  STYROFOAM  TAKE-AWAY  CONTAINERS AND STYROFOAM
 TRAYS; AND
   9. ANY OTHER SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS DETERMINED TO BE INCLUDED  BY
 THE DEPARTMENT.
 § 27-3403. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS PROHIBITED.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08110-01-3
              

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rjoshfield
2 weeks ago

I believe we need to keep plastic out of our soil and water. If it can't be recycled or rendered into a natural state, it should not be on the market.

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