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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S905
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S905 - Details
S905 - Summary
Makes it illegal to knowingly alter, mutilate, destroy, obstruct, obscure or remove, by means of a sticker, tag or other device used to deter theft, or a price sticker, or otherwise, the whole or any part of the label including where applicable the expiration date displayed thereon, of any over-the-counter drug or cosmetic.
S905 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S905 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale of over-the-counter drugs PURPOSE: To promote and protect the health and safety of purchasers of O-T-C drugs and cosmetics by enabling them to read such products' packaging or labels in a complete, unaltered and unobstructed condition, at the time of purchase or thereafter. Such labels are required by federal law and regulations. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Changes the article heading of Article 38-A of the General Business law. Section 2. Amends subdivision 2 of Section 820 of the General Business law, to make it unlawful for any retailer to knowingly alter, obstruct, obscure or remove, by means of a sticker, tag or other device used to deter theft, or a price sticker, or otherwise, the whole or any part of the label or packaging of any over-the-counter (O-T-C) drug or cosmetic as such label is required by the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and by the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) rules and regulations that implement the Act's
S905 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 905 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale of over-the-counter drugs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The article heading of article 38-A of the general business law, as added by chapter 697 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: SALE OF OUTDATED AND LABEL OBSTRUCTED OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 820 of the general business law, as added by chapter 697 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: 2. to knowingly alter, mutilate, destroy, obliterate or remove by means of a price sticker or otherwise the whole or any part of [the expiration date displayed on] the label [or packaging], INCLUDING WHERE APPLICABLE THE EXPIRATION DATE DISPLAYED THEREON, of any over-the-coun- ter drug OR COSMETIC. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "LABEL" SHALL MEAN THE LABEL REQUIRED BY THE STATUTES APPLICABLE TO AND REGU- LATIONS ISSUED BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03783-01-3
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