Requires that all printed political campaign mailing pieces include a message about recycling the printed materials.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to requiring that political campaign mailing pieces are printed on recycled product
PURPOSE: Recycling of campaign and political literature.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 3-111 to read as follows:
JUSTIFICATION: All political literature in New York State, whether hand-billed or mailed, shall have affixed to it, the NYS-approved recycling logo signified by three arrows in a triangular configuration, and the following printed message: "This material is recyclable It can, and should, be recycled after use. It shall be placed in a proper recycling bin or receptacle and properly disposed of."
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4781 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 23, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring that poli- tical campaign mailing pieces are printed on recycled product THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 3-111 to read as follows: S 3-111. RECYCLING OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL LITERATURE. ALL POLI- TICAL LITERATURE IN NEW YORK STATE, WHETHER HAND-BILLED OR MAILED, SHALL HAVE AFFIXED TO IT, THE NYS-APPROVED RECYCLING LOGO SIGNIFIED BY THREE ARROWS IN A TRIANGULAR CONFIGURATION, AND THE FOLLOWING PRINTED MESSAGE: "THIS MATERIAL IS RECYCLABLE. IT CAN, AND SHOULD, BE RECYCLED AFTER USE. IT SHALL BE PLACED IN A PROPER RECYCLING BIN OR RECEPTACLE AND PROPERLY DISPOSED OF." S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07494-03-3