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A05605 Summary:

BILL NOA05605
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06334
 
SPONSOREpstein
 
COSPNSRReyes, Otis, Gallagher, Steck, Jackson, Colton, Burdick, Kelles, Fernandez, Griffin
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §27-0107, En Con L
 
Relates to local solid waste management plans; requires such plans to include methods to increase waste diversion.
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A05605 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5605
 
SPONSOR: Epstein
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to local solid waste management plans   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) if subdivision 1 of section 27-0107 of the environmental conservation law to require local solid waste management plans to characterize methods to increase waste diversion including, but not limited to recycling and composting. Section 2 provides the effective date   JUSTIFICATION: Municipalities are responsible for the development of plans to meet the state's policy to reduce the amount of waste generated, reuse material if possible, recycle, and compost. New York State generates some 14 million tons of waste per year, roughly half of which is sent to approx- imately 30 landfills across the state. Recycling and composting are essential tools for the diversion of waste from landfills, which produce greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. This legislation ensures that municipalities are considering how to increase recycling and composting in their local solid waste management plans.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill. 2020: A09684/S8071 - passed assembly/ REFERRED TO ENCON   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Unknown.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately after becoming law.
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