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. LBD00527-06-9A. 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.