Bill Text: NY A08428 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that bags exempt from bag waste reduction shall not be tinted green or brown unless it is a compostable bag.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2022-01-05 - referred to environmental conservation [A08428 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A08428-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    November 17, 2021

        Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Environmental Conservation

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
          limiting tinted green and brown to compostable bags for  the  purposes
          of bag waste reduction

          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  27-2801  of  the  environmental
     2  conservation  law,  as added by section 2 of part H of chapter 58 of the
     3  laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
     4    1. "Exempt bag" means a bag:  (a)  used  solely  to  contain  or  wrap
     5  uncooked  meat,  fish, or poultry; (b) bags used by a customer solely to
     6  package bulk items such as fruits, vegetables,  grains,  or  candy;  (c)
     7  bags  used  solely to contain food sliced or prepared to order; (d) bags
     8  used solely to contain a newspaper for delivery  to  a  subscriber;  (e)
     9  bags  sold  in  bulk to a consumer at the point of sale; (f) trash bags;
    10  (g) food storage bags; (h) garment bags; (i) bags prepackaged  for  sale
    11  to  a  customer;  (j)  plastic  carryout  bags provided by a restaurant,
    12  tavern or similar food service establishment, as defined  in  the  state
    13  sanitary  code,  to  carryout or deliver food; or (k) bags provided by a
    14  pharmacy to carry prescription drugs; provided however, that  an  exempt
    15  bag shall not be tinted green or brown unless it is a compostable bag as
    16  defined in subdivision one of section 27-2701 of this article.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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