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

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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-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, ROZIC, JAFFEE,
          BARRON, BLAKE, LAVINE, EPSTEIN, THIELE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of
          A. COOK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs
          and Protection
        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 a substance present in any quantity in the
     6  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. Each package or box containing  menstrual  products  sold  in  this
    12  state shall contain a plain and conspicuous printed list of all ingredi-
    13  ents  with percentages of the components of the menstrual products. Such
    14  list shall either be printed on the package or affixed thereto.
    15    3. Manufacturers of such menstrual products shall also provide  labels
    16  for  product  dispensers  which  provide an individual with a single use
    17  menstrual product, where the individual is not obtaining  the  menstrual
    18  product in its original package or box.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    4.  The  requirements  of  this section shall apply in addition to any
     2  other labeling requirements established pursuant to any other  provision
     3  of law.
     4    5.  Whenever a violation of this section has occurred, a civil penalty
     5  of one thousand dollars per package or  box  shall  be  imposed  on  the
     6  manufacturer.  Where  the manufacturer has failed to provide a label for
     7  product dispensers pursuant to subdivision three of  this  section,  the
     8  manufacturer  shall  be in violation of this section and a civil penalty
     9  of one thousand dollars shall be imposed.
    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.