FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2003) — The New York Tire Dealers Association and the Tire Industry Association will meet jointly Sept. 9 at the Weeping Willow Restaurant and Meeting Center to discuss recently passed scrap tire legislation.
The New York state assembly passed a law requiring a $2.50 tax on the sale of new tires, most of which will go to the state's general fund instead of towards scrap tire cleanup. The law, which also prohibits a tire dealer from charging more than $2.50 to defray recycling costs, is effective Oct. 1.
The associations will update attendees on the legislation and efforts to possibly repeal the law or modify it in favor of tire dealers and recyclers.
A cocktail hour is scheduled for 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. The cost is $35 for NYTDA members and $40 for non-members. For more information, contact Richard Van Allen at (631) 789-9505, or TIA Director of Government Affairs Becky MacDicken at (703) 642-3162.