assembly Bill A617B

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.513
rules report cal.513
reported
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Feb 09, 2016 reported referred to codes
Jan 28, 2016 print number 617b
amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer affairs and protection
May 26, 2015 print number 617a
amend and recommit to codes
Mar 03, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A617 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S485B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3525, A3525E, S3835B
2011-2012: A10564, A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A617 - 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.

A617 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   617

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, PEOPLES-STOKES, THIELE,
  KEARNS, SEPULVEDA, ROBERTS, MOYA, LAVINE, COLTON, COOK, GALEF,  ENGLE-
  BRIGHT,  MAGNARELLI, SIMOTAS, SCHIMEL, STECK, BENEDETTO, PERRY, QUART,
  CLARK, CAMARA, MILLER, LOPEZ, SKARTADOS, ABINANTI, WEPRIN, OTIS, GOLD-
  FEDER,  MOSLEY,  ORTIZ,  ROZIC,  BROOK-KRASNY,  SCARBOROUGH,   CRESPO,
  PICHARDO,  DAVILA,  ARROYO,  KIM, ROBINSON, KAVANAGH, JAFFEE -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BRAUNSTEIN,  BRENNAN,  BRINDISI,  CERETTO,
  CURRAN,  CYMBROWITZ,  FAHY,  FARRELL,  GLICK,  HEASTIE,  HEVESI, KATZ,
  LENTOL, LIFTON, MARKEY, MAYER, MONTESANO, NOLAN, PAULIN,  RA,  RIVERA,
  RODRIGUEZ,  WEINSTEIN  --  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. 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

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

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A617A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S485B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3525, A3525E, S3835B
2011-2012: A10564, A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A617A - 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.

A617A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 617--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, PEOPLES-STOKES, THIELE,
  KEARNS, SEPULVEDA, ROBERTS, MOYA, LAVINE, COLTON, COOK, GALEF,  ENGLE-
  BRIGHT,  MAGNARELLI, SIMOTAS, SCHIMEL, STECK, BENEDETTO, PERRY, QUART,
  CLARK, LOPEZ, SKARTADOS, ABINANTI, WEPRIN,  OTIS,  GOLDFEDER,  MOSLEY,
  ORTIZ,  ROZIC,  BROOK-KRASNY,  CRESPO,  PICHARDO, DAVILA, ARROYO, KIM,
  ROBINSON, KAVANAGH, JAFFEE,  SEAWRIGHT,  RAMOS,  GOTTFRIED,  KAMINSKY,
  BLAKE,  BICHOTTE, LINARES, MURRAY, PERSAUD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. BARRON, BRAUNSTEIN, BRENNAN, BRINDISI,  CERETTO,  CURRAN,  FAHY,
  FARRELL,  GLICK,  HEVESI,  JEAN-PIERRE,  KATZ, LENTOL, LIFTON, MARKEY,
  MAYER, McDONALD, NOLAN,  PAULIN,  RIVERA,  RODRIGUEZ,  SIMON,  WALKER,
  WEINSTEIN  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Consumer
  Affairs and Protection -- reported and referred to  the  Committee  on
  Codes  --  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;

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

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A617B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S485B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; amd §§198 & 201, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3525, A3525E, S3835B
2011-2012: A10564, A1367, S3908
2009-2010: A500, S2052

A617B (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.

A617B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 617--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, PEOPLES-STOKES, THIELE,
  KEARNS, SEPULVEDA, MOYA, LAVINE,  COLTON,  COOK,  GALEF,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
  MAGNARELLI,  SIMOTAS,  SCHIMEL, STECK, BENEDETTO, PERRY, QUART, CLARK,
  SKARTADOS, ABINANTI, WEPRIN, OTIS, GOLDFEDER,  MOSLEY,  ORTIZ,  ROZIC,
  CRESPO,  PICHARDO,  DAVILA,  ARROYO,  KIM, ROBINSON, KAVANAGH, JAFFEE,
  SEAWRIGHT,  RAMOS,  GOTTFRIED,  KAMINSKY,  BLAKE,  BICHOTTE,  LINARES,
  MURRAY,  HOOPER,  CAHILL, RICHARDSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  BARRON, BRAUNSTEIN, BRENNAN, BRINDISI, CERETTO, CURRAN, FAHY, FARRELL,
  GLICK, HEVESI, JEAN-PIERRE, KATZ, LENTOL, LIFTON, MARKEY, MAYER, McDO-
  NALD, NOLAN, PAULIN, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, SIMON,  WALKER,  WEINSTEIN  --
  read  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on Consumer Affairs and
  Protection -- reported and referred  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --
  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 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;

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