Governor Andrew Cuomo has drafted a bill that would ban plastic grocery bags and other "plastic carryout bags."
The legislation is just a draft and would need to be introduced and passed by both the New York State Assembly and State Senate before becoming law.
The ban would still allow some use of plastic bags in grocery stores, including for raw meat, fruits, and vegetables.
Other exemptions include newspaper delivery, garment bags, and carry-out or delivery bags from a restaurant.
The legislation doesn't specifically address whether reusable bags would be made available to shoppers or whether they would be expected to purchase them on their own.