senate Bill S7018A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Microbead-free waters Act" to prohibit the sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads

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  • On Floor Calendar
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2014 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 15, 2014 print number 7018a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 14, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

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S7018 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0911, amd §71-3703, En Con L

S7018 - Summary

Enacts the "Microbead-free waters act" to prohibit sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads.

S7018 - Sponsor Memo

S7018 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7018

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. GRISANTI -- (at request of the Attorney General) --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the manufacture, distribution and sale of personal cosmet-
  ic products containing microbeads

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.    The legislature hereby finds that
microbeads, a synthetic alternative ingredient to such natural materials
as ground almonds,  oatmeal  and  pumice,  found  in  over  one  hundred
personal  cosmetic  products,  including  facial cleansers, shampoos and
toothpastes, pose a serious threat to New York's environment.
  Microbeads have been documented to collect harmful pollutants, already
present in the environment, and harm fish and  other  aquatic  organisms
that form the base of the aquatic food chain.  Recently, microbeads have
been  recorded in New York's water bodies, and in particular, the waters
of Lake Erie. Research has suggested that the majority of  these  micro-
beads  are  entering water bodies through disposal down household drains
following the use of such personal cosmetic products.
  Without significant and costly improvements to  the  majority  of  New
York's  sewage  treatment  facilities,  microbeads contained in personal
cosmetic products will continue to pollute New York's waters and  hinder
the ongoing efforts to restore the state's lakes and rivers, recreation-
al  and  commercial  fisheries  as  well  as recent substantial economic
investments in redeveloping New York's waterfronts.
  S 2. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
adding a new title 9 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 9
                               MICROBEADS
SECTION 37-0901. SHORT TITLE.
        37-0903. DEFINITIONS.
        37-0905. PERSONAL COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS.
        37-0907. PREEMPTION.

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

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S7018A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0911, amd §71-3703, En Con L

S7018A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Microbead-free waters act" to prohibit sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads.

S7018A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7018A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7018--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI,
  DIAZ,  DILAN,  ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, GIPSON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN,
  KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LARKIN, LATIMER, LAVALLE, MONTGOMERY, O'BRIEN, PARK-
  ER, PERALTA, PERKINS,  RITCHIE,  RIVERA,  ROBACH,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY,  TKACZYK, VALESKY -- (at request of the Attorney General) --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the manufacture, distribution and sale of personal cosmet-
  ic products containing microbeads

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

  Section 1. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 9 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 9
                               MICROBEADS
SECTION 37-0901. SHORT TITLE.
        37-0903. DEFINITIONS.
        37-0905. PERSONAL COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS.
        37-0907. PREEMPTION.
        37-0909. EXEMPTION.
        37-0911. RULES AND REGULATIONS.
S 37-0901. SHORT TITLE.
  THIS  TITLE  SHALL  BE  KNOWN  AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "MICROBEAD-FREE
WATERS ACT."
S 37-0903. DEFINITIONS.
  1. THE TERM "MICROBEAD" SHALL MEAN  ANY  INTENTIONALLY  ADDED  PLASTIC
PARTICLE MEASURED TO BE FIVE MILLIMETERS OR LESS IN SIZE USED TO EXFOLI-
ATE OR CLEANSE IN A PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT.
  2.  THE  TERM  "PERSONAL  COSMETIC PRODUCT" SHALL MEAN ANY (A) ARTICLE
INTENDED TO BE RUBBED, POURED,  SPRINKLED,  OR  SPRAYED  ON,  INTRODUCED
INTO,  OR  OTHERWISE  APPLIED  TO THE HUMAN BODY OR ANY PART THEREOF FOR

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

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