Bill S2629A-2011

Requires the commissioner to implement a recycling program for all state-owned and state-leased properties

Requires the commissioner to implement a recycling program for all state-owned and state-leased properties; requires incentives for adherence and annual reporting to the governor and legislature.

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Actions

  • Jun 12, 2012: referred to governmental operations
  • Jun 12, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1184
  • Jun 12, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 18, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 19, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 2629A
  • Jan 19, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Jun 24, 2011: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 2, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 13, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 12, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.359
  • Jan 27, 2011: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Investigations and Government Operations - Apr 18, 2012
Ayes (6): Marcellino, Alesi, Golden, Nozzolio, Squadron, Diaz
Ayes W/R (2): Zeldin, Peralta
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 12, 2012
Ayes (23): Skelos, Alesi, Farley, Fuschillo, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Saland, Seward, Sampson, Breslin, Dilan, Duane, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins, Smith, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Johnson
Excused (1): Krueger

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2629A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public lands law, in relation to recycling on all state-owned and state-leased real property

PURPOSE: To implement a recycling program for all state owned and state leased properties.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the public lands law by adding a new section 3-a. The first paragraph of which authorizes the commissioner of General Services to direct and coordinate a recycling management program consistent with the recommendations provided by the waste reduction and recycling program that would be implemented six months after this bill is passed. The second paragraph states that all other departments and agencies of the state shall receive assistance from the commissioner of the respective agency in allowing the office to carry out the provisions set forth in the first section of the bill. The third paragraph states that the commissioner of each state agency shall develop incentive policies to encourage offices within each agency to adhere to the program established in section one of the bill. Paragraph four requires that all new and renewed lease hold agreements established after the effective date of this bill must include the provisions stated in this bill in contracts the state agency signs on to. Paragraph five states that on or before January first 2013 and on an annual basis after that that the commissioner of each affected state agency must report to the governor and the legislature on the effectiveness of the program. The commissioner also may make recommendations to the said bodies on how to increase efficiency and improve the implementation of and incentives for the program. Section two states that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Each day tons of garbage enters the waste stream, placing a burden on landfills found throughout the state. The state can play a role in fostering greater efforts at recycling by both setting an example at state-owned facilities as well using its "power-of-the purse" to spend state dollars at facilities that have recycling programs. It is important that the state lead the way in recycling efforts in order to spur private interest in such programs and to use its power the best way possible to help preserve this planet's resources for future generations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008: S.7843 2009: S.1113

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2629--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 27, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public lands law, in relation to recycling on all state-owned and state-leased real property THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public lands law is amended by adding a new section 3-a to read as follows: S 3-A. STATE-OWNED REAL PROPERTY RECYCLING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER OF GENERAL SERVICES IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO COORDI- NATE AND IMPLEMENT A RECYCLING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ON ALL STATE-OWNED AND STATE-LEASED REAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAM AND THE WASTE PREVENTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AS PROVIDED IN SECTIONS TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE AND TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. 2. ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS OR AGENCIES OF THE STATE OR SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF OCCUPYING SUCH STATE-OWNED OR STATE-LEASED PROPERTIES SHALL, AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONER, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH SUCH ASSISTANCE AS WILL ENABLE THE OFFICE TO CARRY OUT ITS DUTIES UNDER THIS SECTION. 3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP INCENTIVE INITIATIVES TO ENCOURAGE ADHERENCE TO THE PROGRAM BY THE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE STATE OR SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF OCCUPYING SUCH PROPERTIES.
4. THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE RECYCLING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SHALL BE INCLUDED IN ALL NEW AND RENEWAL LEASE-HOLD AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BY THE OFFICE ON AND AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH PROGRAM. 5. ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGIS- LATURE ON THE PROGRAM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCREASED EFFICIENCY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION AND INCENTIVES FOR ADHERENCE TO THE PROGRAM. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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