A05502 Summary:

BILL NO    A05502 

SAME AS    SAME AS S00872

SPONSOR    Sweeney

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S27-0717, En Con L; amd S165, St Fin L

Requires the placement of one recycling receptacle for drink containers for
every four waste receptacles on state owned property.
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A05502 Actions:

BILL NO    A05502 

02/28/2013 referred to environmental conservation
01/08/2014 referred to environmental conservation
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A05502 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A05502 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A5502

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation
law and the state finance law,
in relation to the collection of drink containers for recycling on state
property

Purpose Or General Idea Of Bill:
To ensure the full collection of recyclable material on state property.

Summary Of Specific Provisions:
Adds a new paragraph to subdivision 1 of section 27-0717 of the
environmental conservation law to require the Department of
Environmental Conservation to cooperate and advise other state
agencies in implementing this act to ensure compliance and full
collection of recyclables on state property.

Adds a new paragraph to subdivision 3 of section 165 of the state
finance law to include the provision that for every four waste
receptacles, at least one receptacle for drink containers must be
made available. Includes the definition of "drink container" as an
individual glass, metal, steel or plastic bottle used to contain up
to one gallon of a drink.

Justification:
Studies have shown that the proximity of recycling containers has
greatly increased the rate of recovery of recycled materials when a
central location for recycled materials results in a recover rate of
only 28%, but the increased availability of recyucling containers can
increase the recovery rate to 80% or higher. As it is the State's
responsibility to encourage responsible waste management, this bill
would allow the State to increase the rate of recovery for drink'
containers that may not otherwise be recycled due to the relative
unavailability of receptacles.

Prior Legislative History: New Bill

Fiscal implications For State And Local Governments:
De minimis

Effective Date:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
is signed into law
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A05502 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         5502

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 28, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. SWEENEY -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Environmental Conservation

       AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance
         law, in relation to the collection of drink containers  for  recycling
         on state property

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1.   Subdivision 1 of section  27-0717  of  the  environmental
    2  conservation  law  is  amended  by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as
    3  follows:
    4    (E) COOPERATE WITH AND ADVISE OTHER  STATE  AGENCIES  IN  IMPLEMENTING
    5  PARAGRAPH  F  OF  SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF
    6  THE STATE FINANCE LAW  TO  ENSURE  COMPLIANCE  AND  FULL  COLLECTION  OF
    7  RECYCLABLE MATERIAL ON STATE PROPERTY.
    8    S  2. Paragraph f of subdivision 3 of section 165 of the state finance
    9  law, as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
   10  follows:
   11    f. Each state agency shall devise and institute a  program  to  source
   12  separate  all  other waste generated within state office facilities that
   13  is not covered by paragraph e of this subdivision.  Such  program  shall
   14  include  marketing arrangements and appropriate procedures to ensure the
   15  maximum recovery of such waste. THE STATE SHALL ENSURE  FOR  EVERY  FOUR
   16  WASTE  RECEPTACLES  THE  AVAILABILITY OF AT LEAST ONE RECEPTACLE FOR THE
   17  COLLECTION OF DRINK CONTAINERS TO PROMOTE RECYCLING AND  MAXIMUM  RECOV-
   18  ERY.  THE  TERM "DRINK CONTAINER" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL GLASS, METAL,
   19  STEEL, OR PLASTIC BOTTLE, CAN OR JAR  USED  FOR  CONTAINING  UP  TO  ONE
   20  GALLON OF A DRINK.
   21    S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   22  it shall have become a law.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04107-01-3
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