assembly Bill A5896

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 02, 2016 enacting clause stricken
recommitted to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.223
returned to assembly
died in senate
Apr 22, 2015 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 27, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.156
Mar 24, 2015 reported
Mar 17, 2015 reported referred to codes
Mar 05, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

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A5896 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3932
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0909, amd §71-3703, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8744, S7018

A5896 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5896 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5896

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SCHIMEL, ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, JAFFEE, TITONE,
  CRESPO, GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ, ROSENTHAL, ROBERTS, MILLER -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. COOK, SOLAGES,  THIELE  --  (at  request  of  the
  Department of Law) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Envi-
  ronmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the distribution and sale of  personal  cosmetic  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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09275-02-5

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