Bill Text: NY A05934 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires solid waste carting company containers used at curbside to have a minimum of 72 contiguous square inches of reflective material affixed thereto; provides for a civil penalty of up to $1000 for violations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-20 - referred to consumer affairs and protection [A05934 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05934-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 20, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        AN ACT to amend the general  business  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
          reflective material on carting company containers
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  392-k to read as follows:
     3    § 392-k. Carting company containers. 1. All solid waste carting compa-
     4  ny containers for use at curbside, including but not limited to the  two
     5  yard,  four  yard, six yard and eight yard bucket load type, and the ten
     6  yard, twenty yard, thirty yard and forty yard roll-off type, shall  have
     7  a  minimum  of seventy-two contiguous square inches of highly reflective
     8  material affixed to each side and end of the container at a height which
     9  maximizes visibility to automobile drivers  when  reflected  from  their
    10  headlights.  Roll-off  containers  shall  have two dispersed seventy-two
    11  square inch patches of such reflective  material  affixed  to  the  long
    12  sides of this type container.
    13    2. Any violation of this section by a carting company shall be punish-
    14  able by a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    16  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.