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File #: Int 0895-2015    Version: * Name: Penalties for electronic waste littering.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 9/17/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to penalties for electronic waste littering
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Costa G. Constantinides, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require a higher penalty for electronic waste littering.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 895, 2. September 17, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2015*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 895

 

By Council Members Espinal, Constantinides and Mendez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to penalties for electronic waste littering

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 16-118 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

8. The violation of any provision of this section shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars, or by imprisonment not to exceed ten days, or both, except that littering covered electronic equipment, as that term is defined in section 27-2601 of the environmental conservation law, in violation of subdivision one of this section and which was not placed out for department collection, shall be punishable by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars, or by imprisonment not to exceed ten days, or both.

§ 2. Subdivision 9 of section 16-118 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

9. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars, except that for a first violation of subdivision one of this section involving litter containing covered electronic equipment, as that term is defined in section 27-2601 of the environmental conservation law, which was not placed out for department collection, such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars, for a second violation of subdivision one, three, four, or six of this section within any twelve-month period, such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor more than three hundred fifty dollars and for a third or subsequent violation of subdivision one, three, four or six of this section within any twelve-month period such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than three hundred fifty dollars nor more than four hundred fifty dollars.                     

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of sanitation shall take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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