senate Bill S485B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 05, 2016 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 29, 2016 print number 485b
Jan 29, 2016 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer protection
Jun 02, 2015 committee discharged and committed to rules
May 28, 2015 print number 485a
May 28, 2015 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 07, 2015 referred to consumer protection

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S485 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A617
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2052, A500
2011-2012: S3908, A1367
2013-2014: S3835, A3525
2017-2018: S2072

S485 - Summary

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

S485 - Sponsor Memo

S485 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   485

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LAVALLE, MARTINS -- 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 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. 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:
  (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;
  (b)  Identification  of  foods  produced  with genetic engineering can
provide a critical  method  for  tracking  effects  of  consuming  foods
produced with genetic engineering;
  (c)  More  than  sixty  countries, including key United States trading
partners, have  laws  mandating  disclosure  of  genetically  engineered
foods.  Identifying  foods  produced  with genetic engineering will help
protect our state's export market;
  (d) A variety of genetically engineered crops are commercially  culti-
vated  and  sold  in  the  United  States, including corn, canola, sugar
beets, soybean, cotton, alfalfa, and papaya. It has been estimated  that
70-80%  of packaged grocery products contain some materials derived from
these genetically engineered crops;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03147-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S485A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A617
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2052, A500
2011-2012: S3908, A1367
2013-2014: S3835, A3525
2017-2018: S2072

S485A - Summary

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

S485A - Sponsor Memo

S485A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 485--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, DILAN,
  ESPAILLAT, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LANZA, LATIMER, MARTINS,  MONT-
  GOMERY,  MURPHY,  PANEPINTO, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, ROBACH,
  SAVINO, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Consumer 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. 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:
  (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;
  (b)  Identification  of  foods  produced  with genetic engineering can
provide a critical  method  for  tracking  effects  of  consuming  foods
produced with genetic engineering;
  (c)  More  than  sixty  countries, including key United States trading
partners, have  laws  mandating  disclosure  of  genetically  engineered
foods.  Identifying  foods  produced  with genetic engineering will help
protect our state's export market;
  (d) A variety of genetically engineered crops are commercially  culti-
vated  and  sold  in  the  United  States, including corn, canola, sugar
beets, soybean, cotton, alfalfa, and papaya. It has been estimated  that

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

Co-Sponsors

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S485B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A617
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2052, A500
2011-2012: S3908, A1367
2013-2014: S3835, A3525
2017-2018: S2072

S485B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S485B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S485B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 485--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LAVALLE, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI,
  COMRIE, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, HAMILTON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN,  KRUEG-
  ER,  LANZA,  LATIMER,  MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, MURPHY, PANEPINTO, PARKER,
  PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, ROBACH, SAVINO, SERRANO,  STAVISKY  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --  committee  discharged,   bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in  accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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. 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:
  (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;
  (b)  Identification  of  foods  produced  with genetic engineering can
provide a critical  method  for  tracking  effects  of  consuming  foods
produced with genetic engineering;
  (c)  More  than  sixty  countries, including key United States trading
partners, have  laws  mandating  disclosure  of  genetically  engineered
foods.  Identifying  foods  produced  with genetic engineering will help
protect our state's export market;

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

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