1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
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  4. Article 8: Finances


Section 122-A Purchasing of products for public use

Town (TWN)

Notwithstanding the provisions of section one hundred three of the general municipal law, when purchasing products the officer, board or agency of a town may, wherever recycled products meet contract specifications and the price of such products is reasonably competitive, purchase such products. For the purpose of this section and until July first, nineteen hundred ninety-six, "recycled product" shall mean any product which has been manufactured from secondary materials, as defined in subdivision one of section two hundred sixty-one of the economic development law, and meets secondary material content requirements adopted by the office of general services under subdivision one of section one hundred seventy-seven of the state finance law for products available to the town under state contract or, if no such contract for such product is available, any product which meets the secondary material content requirements adopted by the town with respect to a specific commodity procurement by the town. On and after July first, nineteen hundred ninety-six, "recycled product" shall mean, for the purposes of this section, any product which is manufactured from secondary materials, as defined in subdivision one of section two hundred sixty-one of the economic development law, and which meets the requirements of subdivision two of section 27-0717 of the environmental conservation law and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. For the purpose of this section, "reasonably competitive" shall mean that the cost of the recycled product does not exceed a cost premium of ten percent above the cost of a comparable product that is not a recycled product or, if at least fifty percent of the secondary materials utilized in the manufacture of that product are generated from the waste stream in New York state, the cost of the recycled product does not exceed a cost premium of fifteen percent above the cost of a comparable product that is not a recycled product.

  Whenever such officer, board or agency shall purchase or cause the purchase of printing on recycled paper pursuant to this section, he or she shall require the printed material to contain the official state recycling emblem established pursuant to subdivision two of section 27-0717 of the environmental conservation law and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto if such paper has been approved by the department of environmental conservation as satisfying the requirements of such statute and regulation, or, if such paper has not been so approved, require the printed material to include a printed statement which indicates the percentages of pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled material content of such paper.