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File #: Int 1793-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring DEP to provide reusable water bottles to students enrolled in city school district middle schools and high schools.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 10/30/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of environmental protection to provide reusable water bottles to students enrolled in city school district middle schools and high schools
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to provide middle and high school students with reusable water bottles. All students enrolled in schools containing grades six through eight or grades nine through twelve would receive a water bottle within the first week of each school year. This bill would not cover schools that serve grades one through six.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1793, 2. Int. No. 1793, 3. October 30, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 30, 2019

Int. No. 1793

 

By Council Members Treyger and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of environmental protection to provide reusable water bottles to students enrolled in city school district middle schools and high schools

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 4 of chapter 3 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-368 to read as follows:

§ 24-368 Reusable water bottle program. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Department. The term “department” means the department of environmental protection.

High school. The term “high school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York that contains any combination of grades from and including grades nine through 12.

Middle school. The term “middle school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York that contains any combination of grades from and including grades six through eight, provided that such term does not include a school that contains any combination of grades from and including grades one through six.  

Reusable water bottle. The term “reusable water bottle” means a container that holds a minimum of 16 ounces of liquid and is designed as a reusable alternative to a single-use water bottle. 

b. Subject to appropriation, the department shall provide one reusable water bottle to each student enrolled in middle or high school. The department shall provide the water bottles within the first week of the 2020-2021 school year and annually thereafter.    

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #11989

10/11/19