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New Yorkers have worked hard to get the NYC plastic bag fee into effect. Similar laws around the country have significantly reduced the amount of single-use bags clogging storm drains, collecting in our waterways, filling landfills, and threatening aquatic life. Now it’s being threatened – and we need your help!
In January, the New York State Senate passed S362, a bill that will block New York City’s bag fee from going into effect on February 15 with a vote of 42-18. Thank you to all Senators that voted Nay: Alcantara, Bailey, Breslin, Carlucci, Dilan, Hamilton, Hoylman, Kaminsky, Kennedy, Krueger, Latimer, Montgomery, Parker, Rivera, Sanders, Serrano, Squadron, and Stewart-Cousins. On Tuesday, February 7th, the Assembly followed suit and approved the bill.
Together we still have a chance to prevent New York City’s bag fee from being overturned by stopping Assembly Bill A1750. Now is the time to call Governor Cuomo and ask him to veto the bill.
Call Governor Cuomo: 518-474-8390
Please take action with the call script below. Your call only takes two minutes and will help defend New York City’s Bring Your Own Bag Law.
Hello, my name is _______ and my address is _________. I am calling to let Governor Cuomo know that I oppose S. 4158/A. 4883. This bill will prevent NYC’s disposable bag reduction law from going into effect next week. The NYC bag bill is the result of over three years of advocacy efforts and negotiation. I urge the Governor to protect the city’s right to enact local environmental laws and veto S. 4158/A. 4883 if it comes to his desk. Thank you.
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