Statement from Gov. Cuomo on February 14, 2017:
“…today I am establishing a statewide task force to develop a uniform State plan for addressing the plastic bag problem. This Task Force will be different than usual as this matter requires expeditious action. I will ask the Senate and the Assembly to appoint Co-Chairs with me so that the recommendation can be quickly legislated. Local governments and stakeholders will also be included. By the end of this year, this Task Force will conclude with a report and proposed legislation. I look forward to New York State leading the way on this issue.”
In the meantime, please remember to always use a reusable shopping bag and encourage friends and family to do the same. Make sure to pack your reusable coffee/tea cup and your reusable water bottle as well. These small changes can make a big difference!!