Bill Text: NY A04595 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to requiring genetically modified salmon that is sold or offered for sale be labeled.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to consumer affairs and protection [A04595 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04595-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  requiring  that
          genetically  modified  salmon  that  is  sold  or  offered for sale be
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
     2  1356 to read as follows:
     3    § 1356. Labeling genetically  modified  salmon.  Genetically  modified
     4  salmon  that  is sold, offered or exposed for sale in packaging shall be
     5  plainly and conspicuously labeled  or  marked  as  genetically  modified
     6  salmon. Genetically modified salmon that is sold at a market or deli and
     7  is  not  packaged,  shall  be  marked or labeled as genetically modified
     8  salmon with a plainly and conspicuously labeled sign located  near  such
     9  salmon.  Under  this section, genetically modified salmon means a salmon
    10  that has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.