File #: Int 1161-2023    Version: Name: Allowing reusable beverage containers in sports venues.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 9/14/2023
Enactment date: 1/20/2024 Law number: 2024/035
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing reusable beverage containers in sports venues
Sponsors: Shaun Abreu, Marjorie Velázquez, Keith Powers , Crystal Hudson, Sandy Nurse, Lincoln Restler, Shekar Krishnan, Julie Menin, Lynn C. Schulman, Althea V. Stevens, Erik D. Bottcher, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Shahana K. Hanif, Christopher Marte, Sandra Ung, Amanda Farías, James F. Gennaro, Alexa Avilés, Tiffany Cabán, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Rita C. Joseph, Chi A. Ossé, Kevin C. Riley, Julie Won, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Gale A. Brewer, Carlina Rivera , Oswald Feliz, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Justin L. Brannan, Nantasha M. Williams, Diana I. Ayala, Farah N. Louis, Mercedes Narcisse, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Linda Lee, Eric Dinowitz, (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough Preside
Council Member Sponsors: 38
Summary: This bill would require professional and collegiate sports venues to allow attendees to enter the venue with a reusable beverage container which is composed primarily of aluminum or stainless steel and establish penalties for venues that fail to comply. Sports venues would be able to require reusable beverage containers be empty upon entering the venue and to restrict entry with a reusable beverage container capable of holding more than 24 fluid ounces.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1161-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1161, 3. Int. No. 1161, 4. September 14, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-23, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 14, 2023, 7. Committee Report 10/24/23, 8. Hearing Testimony 10/24/23, 9. Hearing Transcript 10/24/23, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1161-A - 12/13/23, 11. Committee Report 12/20/23, 12. Hearing Testimony 12/20/23 (Con't), 13. Hearing Transcript 12/20/23, 14. December 20, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-20-23, 16. Int. No. 1161-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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1/20/2024AShaun Abreu Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/20/2023*Shaun Abreu Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Shaun Abreu Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Shaun Abreu Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AShaun Abreu Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/24/2023*Shaun Abreu Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/24/2023*Shaun Abreu Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2023*Shaun Abreu City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2023*Shaun Abreu City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1161-A

 

By Council Members Abreu, Velázquez, Powers, Hudson, Nurse, Restler, Krishnan, Menin, Schulman, Stevens, Bottcher, Gutiérrez, Hanif, Marte, Ung, Farías, Gennaro, Avilés, Cabán, Richardson Jordan, Brooks-Powers, Joseph, Ossé, Riley, Won, De La Rosa, Brewer, Rivera, Feliz, Salamanca, Brannan, Williams, Ayala, Louis, Narcisse, Sanchez, Lee and Dinowitz (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing reusable beverage containers in sports venues

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-403 to read as follows:

§ 16-403 Reusable beverage containers in sports venues. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Reusable beverage container. The term “reusable beverage container” means a drinking vessel that is composed primarily of aluminum or stainless steel, and is designed and manufactured to be capable of multiple reuses, including a bottle or cup.

Sports venue. The term “sports venue” means a building, structure, or place in which professional or collegiate sporting competitions are held.

b. A sports venue shall not prohibit an individual attending any professional or collegiate sporting competition in such sports venue from bringing a reusable beverage container into the sports venue, except as provided in this subdivision. A sports venue may require that reusable beverage containers be empty upon entering the sports venue. A sports venue may restrict reusable beverage containers capable of holding more than 24 fluid ounces.

c. Any sports venue that violates this section or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto shall be liable for a civil penalty recoverable in a civil action brought in the name of the commissioner or in a proceeding before the office of administrative trials and hearings pursuant to section 1049-a of the charter. Such penalties shall be in the amount of $500 for the first violation, $750 for the second violation committed on a different day within a period of 12 months, and $1,000 for the third and each subsequent violation committed on different days within a period of 12 months.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

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