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