assembly Bill A3525A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the labeling of raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, seed, and seed stock produced with genetic engineering

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Jun 03, 2014 reported referred to ways and means
May 22, 2014 print number 3525e
amend and recommit to codes
May 06, 2014 reported referred to codes
May 02, 2014 print number 3525d
amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Apr 23, 2014 print number 3525c
amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 05, 2014 print number 3525b
amend (t) and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jun 03, 2013 defeated in consumer affairs and protection
May 09, 2013 print number 3525a
amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 28, 2013 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A3525 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3835A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A3525 - Summary

Provides for the labeling of raw agriculture commodities, processed foods, seed, and seed stock produced with genetic engineering; defines terms; imposes penalties for false labels and misbranding; sets forth exemptions.

A3525 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3525

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the agriculture and markets
  law, in relation to the labeling of genetically modified foods

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-s to read as follows:
  S 391-S. GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS; REQUIRED LABELING.  1. AS USED IN
THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  (A)  "GENETICALLY  MODIFIED  MATERIAL" MEANS MATERIAL DERIVED FROM ANY
PART OF A GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM, WITHOUT REGARD TO  WHETHER  THE
ALTERED  MOLECULAR  OR  CELLULAR  CHARACTERISTICS  OF  THE  ORGANISM ARE
DETECTABLE IN THE MATERIAL.
  (B) "GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM" MEANS:
  (I) AN ORGANISM THAT HAS BEEN ALTERED AT  THE  MOLECULAR  OR  CELLULAR
LEVEL  BY  MEANS THAT ARE NOT POSSIBLE UNDER NATURAL CONDITIONS OR PROC-
ESSES, INCLUDING  RECOMBINANT  DNA  AND  RNA  TECHNIQUES,  CELL  FUSION,
MICROENCAPSULATION,  MACROENCAPSULATION,  GENE  DELETION  AND  DOUBLING,
INTRODUCTION OF A FOREIGN GENE, AND A PROCESS THAT CHANGES THE POSITIONS
OF GENES, OTHER THAN A MEANS CONSISTING EXCLUSIVELY OF BREEDING,  CONJU-
GATION,  FERMENTATION,  HYBRIDIZATION, IN VITRO FERTILIZATION, OR TISSUE
CULTURE; AND
  (II) AN ORGANISM MADE THROUGH SEXUAL OR ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION, OR BOTH,
INVOLVING AN ORGANISM DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,
IF  POSSESSING  ANY OF THE ALTERED MOLECULAR OR CELLULAR CHARACTERISTICS
OF THE ORGANISM SO DESCRIBED.
  (C) "PRODUCED WITH A GENETICALLY MODIFIED MATERIAL" USED WITH  RESPECT
TO A FOOD, MEANS A FOOD IF:
  (I)  THE  ORGANISM FROM WHICH THE FOOD IS DERIVED HAS BEEN INJECTED OR
OTHERWISE TREATED WITH A GENETICALLY MODIFIED MATERIAL, EXCEPT THAT  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02306-01-3

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A3525A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3835A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A3525A - Summary

Provides for the labeling of raw agriculture commodities, processed foods, seed, and seed stock produced with genetic engineering; defines terms; imposes penalties for false labels and misbranding; sets forth exemptions.

A3525A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3525--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, PEOPLES-STOKES, JAFFEE, MAISEL, STEV-
  ENSON, DINOWITZ, THIELE, KEARNS,  SEPULVEDA,  ROBERTS,  MOYA,  LAVINE,
  COLTON,  COOK, MILLMAN, GALEF, KELLNER, ENGLEBRIGHT, MAGNARELLI, SIMO-
  TAS, SCHIMEL, STECK, BENEDETTO, PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of
  A.  BOYLAND,  BRENNAN,  BRINDISI,  CURRAN,  FAHY, GIBSON, GLICK, GRAF,
  HEVESI, JOHNS, LIFTON, McDONOUGH,  MONTESANO,  PAULIN,  RAIA,  RIVERA,
  SKARTADOS,  WEISENBERG  --  read once and referred to the Committee on
  Consumer Affairs and Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the agriculture and markets
  law, in relation to the labeling of genetically modified foods

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-s to read as follows:
  S  391-S.  GENETICALLY  MODIFIED  FOODS; REQUIRED LABELING. 1.   DEFI-
NITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  (A) "DISTRIBUTOR" MEANS A PERSON OR BUSINESS ENGAGED IN ANY METHOD  OF
DISTRIBUTING  OR  TRANSPORTING  A FOOD OR FOOD PRODUCT FROM ONE PLACE TO
ANOTHER.
  (B) "ENZYME" MEANS A PROTEIN  THAT  CATALYZES  CHEMICAL  REACTIONS  OF
OTHER   SUBSTANCES  WITHOUT  ITSELF  BEING  DESTROYED  OR  ALTERED  UPON
COMPLETION OF THE REACTIONS.
  (C)  "GENETICALLY  ENGINEERED,"  "GENETIC  ENGINEERING,"  "GENETICALLY
MODIFIED,"  OR  "GENETIC  MODIFICATION,"  AS  APPLIED TO ANY HUMAN FOOD,
MEANS PRODUCED FROM OR WITH  AN  ORGANISM  OR  ORGANISMS  WITH  GENETICS
ALTERED MATERIALLY THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF:
  (I)  IN  VITRO  NUCLEIC  ACID TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
RECOMBINANT  DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC  ACID  (DNA)  TECHNIQUES  AND  THE  DIRECT
INJECTION OF NUCLEIC ACID INTO CELLS OR ORGANELLES, OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02306-02-3

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A3525B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3835A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A3525B - Summary

Provides for the labeling of raw agriculture commodities, processed foods, seed, and seed stock produced with genetic engineering; defines terms; imposes penalties for false labels and misbranding; sets forth exemptions.

A3525B - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3525--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL, PEOPLES-STOKES, JAFFEE, DINOWITZ,
  THIELE, KEARNS, SEPULVEDA, ROBERTS, MOYA, LAVINE, COLTON, COOK,  MILL-
  MAN, GALEF, KELLNER, ENGLEBRIGHT, MAGNARELLI, SIMOTAS, SCHIMEL, STECK,
  BENEDETTO,  PERRY,  QUART, CLARK, CAMARA, MILLER, P. LOPEZ, SKARTADOS,
  ABINANTI, WEPRIN, OTIS, GOLDFEDER -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
  BOYLAND,  BRENNAN, BRINDISI, CURRAN, CYMBROWITZ, FAHY, FARRELL, GLICK,
  GRAF, HEVESI, JOHNS, LENTOL, LIFTON, MARKEY,  MONTESANO,  PAULIN,  RA,
  RAIA, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and Protection -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Consumer  Affairs
  and Protection in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the agriculture and markets
  law, in relation to the labeling of genetically engineered foods

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
New York state consumers have the right to know whether the  foods  they
purchase have been entirely genetically engineered or partially produced
with genetic engineering so they can make informed purchasing decisions.
Labeling  is  necessary  to ensure that New York consumers are fully and
reliably informed about the products they purchase and consume.  Further
the legislature finds that:
  (a) Currently, there is no federal law that requires food producers to
identify  whether  foods  were produced with genetic engineering. At the
same time, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not
require safety studies of such foods. Unless these foods contain a known
allergen, the FDA does not require the developers of  genetically  engi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02306-14-4

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A3525C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3835A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A3525C - Summary

Provides for the labeling of raw agriculture commodities, processed foods, seed, and seed stock produced with genetic engineering; defines terms; imposes penalties for false labels and misbranding; sets forth exemptions.

A3525C - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3525--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL, PEOPLES-STOKES, JAFFEE, DINOWITZ,
  THIELE, KEARNS, SEPULVEDA, ROBERTS, MOYA, LAVINE, COLTON, COOK,  MILL-
  MAN, GALEF, KELLNER, ENGLEBRIGHT, MAGNARELLI, SIMOTAS, SCHIMEL, STECK,
  BENEDETTO,  PERRY,  QUART, CLARK, CAMARA, MILLER, P. LOPEZ, SKARTADOS,
  ABINANTI, WEPRIN, OTIS, GOLDFEDER -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
  BRAUNSTEIN,  BRENNAN,  BRINDISI,  CURRAN,  CYMBROWITZ,  FAHY, FARRELL,
  GLICK, HEVESI,  JACOBS,  JOHNS,  LENTOL,  LIFTON,  MARKEY,  MONTESANO,
  PAULIN,  RA,  RIVERA,  RODRIGUEZ, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- read once and
  referred to the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Consumer  Affairs  and  Protection in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
  sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
  committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
  ted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the agriculture and markets
  law, in relation to the labeling of genetically engineered foods

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
New York state consumers have the right to know whether the  foods  they
purchase have been entirely genetically engineered or partially produced
with genetic engineering so they can make informed purchasing decisions.
Labeling  is  necessary  to ensure that New York consumers are fully and
reliably informed about the products they purchase and consume.  Further
the legislature finds that:
  (a) Currently, there is no federal law that requires food producers to
identify  whether  foods  were produced with genetic engineering. At the
same time, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not
require safety studies of such foods. Unless these foods contain a known

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02306-18-4

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A3525D - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3835A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A3525D - Summary

Provides for the labeling of raw agriculture commodities, processed foods, seed, and seed stock produced with genetic engineering; defines terms; imposes penalties for false labels and misbranding; sets forth exemptions.

A3525D - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3525--D

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL, PEOPLES-STOKES, JAFFEE, DINOWITZ,
  THIELE, KEARNS, SEPULVEDA, ROBERTS, MOYA, LAVINE, COLTON, COOK,  MILL-
  MAN, GALEF, KELLNER, ENGLEBRIGHT, MAGNARELLI, SIMOTAS, SCHIMEL, STECK,
  BENEDETTO,  PERRY,  QUART, CLARK, CAMARA, MILLER, P. LOPEZ, SKARTADOS,
  ABINANTI, WEPRIN, OTIS, GOLDFEDER, MOSLEY, ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by
  -- M. of A.  BRAUNSTEIN, BRENNAN, BRINDISI, CURRAN, CYMBROWITZ,  FAHY,
  FARRELL,  GLICK,  HEASTIE,  HEVESI,  JACOBS,  JOHNS,  LENTOL,  LIFTON,
  MARKEY, MONTESANO, PAULIN, RA, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, SWEENEY,  WEISENBERG
  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and
  Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection in accordance with Assem-
  bly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from  said
  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommit-
  ted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the agriculture and markets
  law, in relation to the labeling of genetically engineered foods

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
New  York  state consumers have the right to know whether the foods they
purchase have been entirely genetically engineered or partially produced
with genetic engineering so they can make informed purchasing decisions.
Labeling is necessary to ensure that New York consumers  are  fully  and
reliably  informed about the products they purchase and consume. Further
the legislature finds that:
  (a) Currently, there is no federal law that requires food producers to
identify whether foods were produced with genetic  engineering.  At  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02306-20-4

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A3525E (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3835A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A3525E (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the labeling of raw agriculture commodities, processed foods, seed, and seed stock produced with genetic engineering; defines terms; imposes penalties for false labels and misbranding; sets forth exemptions.

A3525E (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3525--E

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL, PEOPLES-STOKES, JAFFEE, DINOWITZ,
  THIELE, KEARNS, SEPULVEDA, ROBERTS, MOYA, LAVINE, COLTON, COOK,  MILL-
  MAN, GALEF, KELLNER, ENGLEBRIGHT, MAGNARELLI, SIMOTAS, SCHIMEL, STECK,
  BENEDETTO,  PERRY,  QUART, CLARK, CAMARA, MILLER, P. LOPEZ, SKARTADOS,
  ABINANTI, WEPRIN, OTIS, GOLDFEDER, MOSLEY, ORTIZ, ROZIC,  BROOK-KRASNY
  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. BRAUNSTEIN, BRENNAN, BRINDISI,
  CERETTO, CURRAN, CYMBROWITZ, FAHY, FARRELL,  GLICK,  HEASTIE,  HEVESI,
  JACOBS,  JOHNS, LENTOL, LIFTON, MARKEY, MONTESANO, PAULIN, RA, RIVERA,
  RODRIGUEZ, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Consumer Affairs and
  Protection in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,  sec.  2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  -- again reported from said committee with amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee
  --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and
  referred to the Committee  on  Codes  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the agriculture and markets
  law, in relation to the labeling of genetically engineered foods

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
New  York  state consumers have the right to know whether the foods they
purchase have been produced with genetic engineering so  they  can  make
informed purchasing decisions.
  Further the legislature finds that:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02306-25-4

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