European Union lawmakers on Wednesday voted to ban items like straws and plastic silverware by 2021, Reuters reported.
Lawmakers have also agreed on a measure that would close up to three yet-to-be-determined state prisons.
The ban would exempt certain types of plastic bags for restaurants, deli or meat counter products, garments and trash bags. The plan also calls for allowing local governments the option to impose a 5-cent fee on paper bags, with 3 cents going to the state's Environmental Protection Fund and 2 cents kept by local governments.
The ban would prohibit grocery stores from providing plastic bags for most purchases, something California has been doing since a statewide ban was approved in 2016.
Major issues that didn't make it into the spending plan include legalization of recreational marijuana. Leaders say they will tackle that and other remaining issues in the rest of the session. It could be handled in the last three months of the legislative session, scheduled to end on 19 June.
Chief among the new policies was congestion pricing, the first such plan in the nation, and one that is likely to affect the habits of millions of New Yorkers and tourists who work and play in Manhattan. State leaders said a review board will determine the toll amount, exemptions and credits for drivers headed into the borough's central business district.
NY lawmakers are also expected to approve tolls to drive into the busiest sections of Manhattan.
It applies to any store that is required to collect sales tax, including groceries, retailers and small businesses.
Part of the criminal justice reform includes changes to the state's cash bail system.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be subject to a reorganization plan and other reforms Cuomo has demanded.
Speaker Heastie differed a bit with the Senate Leader's assessment on the chances of public campaign finance being in the final budget.