S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 27, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. DenDEKKER, JAFFEE, McDONOUGH, THIELE, O'DONNELL,
LIFTON, COLTON, CRESPO, ROBINSON, STIRPE, KIM, ENGLEBRIGHT, SEPULVEDA,
MOSLEY, HEVESI, MARKEY, SEAWRIGHT, BENEDETTO, PRETLOW, ABINANTI, WEIN-
STEIN, ORTIZ, TITONE, DILAN, ABBATE, PEOPLES-STOKES, LENTOL, LAVINE,
COOK, HYNDMAN, FAHY, STEC, HIKIND, MILLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
of A. GLICK, GOLDFEDER, KEARNS, MAGEE, MOYA, PICHARDO, RODRIGUEZ,
SIMOTAS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental
Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
vation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting grocery stores from providing plastic carryout bags
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 27-2701 of the environmental
conservation law, as added by chapter 641 of the laws of 2008, is
amended and four new subdivisions 8, 9, 10 and 11 are added to read as
4. "Plastic carryout bag" means a [plastic carryout] bag MADE PREDOMI-
NANTLY OF ANY TYPE OF PLASTIC WHICH IS provided by a store to a customer
at the point of sale, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE REUSABLE BAGS, PRODUCE BAGS,
OR PRODUCT BAGS AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION.
8. "GROCERY STORE" MEANS A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT WHERE PRODUCE, MEATS
OR OTHER FOOD ITEMS ARE REGULARLY AND CUSTOMARILY SOLD FOR CONSUMPTION
OFF THE PREMISES.
9. "PRODUCE BAG" OR "PRODUCT BAG" MEANS ANY BAG WITHOUT HANDLES USED
EXCLUSIVELY TO CARRY PRODUCE, MEATS, OR OTHER FOOD ITEMS TO THE POINT OF
SALE INSIDE A STORE OR TO PREVENT SUCH FOOD ITEMS FROM COMING INTO
DIRECT CONTACT WITH OTHER PURCHASED ITEMS.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.