senate Bill S5307A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits a manufacturer from labeling or advertising a nonwoven disposable product for sale as a flushable without prior approval

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 26, 2016 print number 5307a
Jan 26, 2016 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer protection
May 13, 2015 referred to consumer protection

S5307 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7043
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2901, A3698
2019-2020: A3124
2021-2022: A4129

S5307 - Summary

Prohibits a manufacturer from labeling or advertising a nonwoven disposable product for sale as flushable without prior approval from the department of environmental conservation.

S5307 - Sponsor Memo

S5307 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5307

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  prohibiting  a
  manufacturer  from labeling or advertising a nonwoven disposable prod-
  uct for sale as a flushable without prior approval

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-t to read as follows:
  S  391-T.  NONWOVEN  DISPOSABLE  PRODUCTS.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "ADVERTISED" MEANS REPRESENTATION MADE BY STATEMENT, WORD, DESIGN,
DEVICE, SOUND OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF IN PRINT OR BROADCAST MEDIA.
  (B) "FLUSHABLE", "SEPTIC SAFE", AND "SEWER SAFE" MEANS WITH REGARD  TO
A  NONWOVEN  DISPOSABLE  PRODUCT,  A  PRODUCT THAT IS: (I) ABLE TO CLEAR
TOILETS AND PROPERLY MAINTAINED DRAINAGE  PIPE  SYSTEMS  UNDER  EXPECTED
PRODUCT  USAGE  CONDITIONS;  (II) COMPATIBLE WITH WASTEWATER CONVEYANCE,
TREATMENT, REUSE, AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS WITHOUT CAUSING  BLOCKAGE,  CLOG-
GING,  OR  OTHER  OPERATIONAL  PROBLEMS;  AND  (III)  UNRECOGNIZABLE  IN
EFFLUENT LEAVING ON-SITE AND MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS  AND
IN  DIGESTED SLUDGE FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS THAT ARE APPLIED TO
SOIL.
  (C) "LABEL" MEANS THOSE REPRESENTATIONS MADE THROUGH STATEMENT,  WORD,
PICTURE,  DESIGN OR EMBLEM ON A PACKAGING OF A NONWOVEN DISPOSABLE PROD-
UCT.
  (D) "NONWOVEN DISPOSABLE PRODUCT" MEANS ANY PRODUCT  CONSTRUCTED  FROM
NONWOVEN SHEETS THAT IS DESIGNED FOR, MARKETED FOR, OR COMMONLY USED FOR
PERSONAL HYGIENE PURPOSES.
  2.  NO  NONWOVEN  DISPOSABLE  PRODUCT  FOR  SALE  IN ANY MUNICIPALITY,
INCLUDING A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF A MILLION OR MORE, SHALL BE ADVER-
TISED, PACKAGED OR LABELED AS FLUSHABLE, SEWER SAFE, OR SEPTIC  SAFE  IF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10505-01-5

S5307A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7043
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2901, A3698
2019-2020: A3124
2021-2022: A4129

S5307A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a manufacturer from labeling or advertising a nonwoven disposable product for sale as flushable without prior approval from the department of environmental conservation.

S5307A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5307A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5307--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance 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, in relation to  prohibiting  a
  manufacturer  from labeling or advertising a nonwoven disposable prod-
  uct for sale as a flushable without prior approval

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-u to read as follows:
  S  391-U.  NONWOVEN  DISPOSABLE  PRODUCTS.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "ADVERTISED" MEANS REPRESENTATION MADE BY STATEMENT, WORD, DESIGN,
DEVICE, SOUND OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF IN PRINT OR BROADCAST MEDIA.
  (B) "FLUSHABLE", "SEPTIC SAFE", AND "SEWER SAFE" MEANS WITH REGARD  TO
A  NONWOVEN  DISPOSABLE  PRODUCT,  A  PRODUCT THAT IS: (I) ABLE TO CLEAR
TOILETS AND PROPERLY MAINTAINED DRAINAGE  PIPE  SYSTEMS  UNDER  EXPECTED
PRODUCT  USAGE  CONDITIONS;  (II) COMPATIBLE WITH WASTEWATER CONVEYANCE,
TREATMENT, REUSE, AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS WITHOUT CAUSING  BLOCKAGE,  CLOG-
GING,  OR  OTHER  OPERATIONAL  PROBLEMS;  AND  (III)  UNRECOGNIZABLE  IN
EFFLUENT LEAVING ON-SITE AND MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS  AND
IN  DIGESTED SLUDGE FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS THAT ARE APPLIED TO
SOIL.
  (C) "LABEL" MEANS THOSE REPRESENTATIONS MADE THROUGH STATEMENT,  WORD,
PICTURE,  DESIGN OR EMBLEM ON A PACKAGING OF A NONWOVEN DISPOSABLE PROD-
UCT.
  (D) "NONWOVEN DISPOSABLE PRODUCT" MEANS ANY PRODUCT  CONSTRUCTED  FROM
NONWOVEN SHEETS THAT IS DESIGNED FOR, MARKETED FOR, OR COMMONLY USED FOR
PERSONAL HYGIENE PURPOSES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10505-02-6

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