Bill Text: NY A00164 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients which shall be listed in order of predominance.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 43-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s2387b [A00164 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00164-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         164--B

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, ROZIC, JAFFEE,
          NIOU, WRIGHT, DICKENS,  GALEF,  WALLACE,  HYNDMAN,  BICHOTTE,  ARROYO,
          ENGLEBRIGHT,  PICHARDO,  RIVERA, D'URSO, TAYLOR, GOTTFRIED, B. MILLER,
          BARRON, BLAKE, LAVINE, EPSTEIN, THIELE, SIMOTAS, RAYNOR, CRUZ, FERNAN-
          DEZ, ORTIZ, SAYEGH, DE LA ROSA, SOLAGES, REYES, BUTTENSCHON, D. ROSEN-
          THAL, MOSLEY, ROMEO, JEAN-PIERRE, GRIFFIN, ABINANTI, WEPRIN --  Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, HEVESI -- read once and referred to the
          Committee  on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- reported and referred
          to the Committee on  Codes  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
          reported and referred to the Committee on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to menstrual prod-
          uct labeling

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  399-aaaa to read as follows:
     3    § 399-aaaa. Menstrual  product  labeling.  1.  For  purposes  of  this
     4  section:
     5    (a)  "ingredient"  shall mean an intentionally added substance present
     6  in the menstrual product;
     7    (b) "menstrual product" shall mean products used for  the  purpose  of
     8  catching  menstruation  and vaginal discharge, including but not limited
     9  to tampons, pads, and menstrual  cups.  These  products  may  be  either
    10  disposable or reusable.
    11    2.  No later than eighteen months after this section shall have become
    12  a law, each package or box containing menstrual products  sold  in  this
    13  state shall contain a plain and conspicuous printed list of all ingredi-

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00527-06-9

        A. 164--B                           2

     1  ents  which  shall  be  listed in order of predominance. Such list shall
     2  either be printed on the package or affixed thereto.
     3    3.  The  requirements  of  this section shall apply in addition to any
     4  other labeling requirements established pursuant to any other  provision
     5  of law.
     6    4.  Whenever a violation of this section has occurred, a civil penalty
     7  of one percent of the manufacturer's total annual in-state sales not  to
     8  exceed  one  thousand dollars per package or box shall be imposed on the
     9  manufacturer.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    11  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    12  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    13  tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
    14  completed on or before such effective date.
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