assembly Bill A521A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to menstrual product labeling

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2018 reported referred to rules
Jun 04, 2018 reported referred to codes
Apr 23, 2018 print number 521a
Apr 23, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 09, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A521 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9922

A521 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients with percentages of the components; requires labels for single use dispensers.

A521 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   521

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to tampon  package
  labeling

  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
399-aaaa to read as follows:
  § 399-AAAA. TAMPON PACKAGE LABELING. 1.  EACH PACKAGE OR BOX  CONTAIN-
ING  TAMPONS  SOLD  IN  THIS STATE SHALL CONTAIN A PLAIN AND CONSPICUOUS
PRINTED LIST OF ALL INGREDIENTS WITH PERCENTAGES OF  THE  COMPONENTS  OF
THE  TAMPON AND THE APPLICATOR. SUCH LIST SHALL EITHER BE PRINTED ON THE
PACKAGE OR AFFIXED THERETO.
  2. THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY  IN  ADDITION  TO  ANY
OTHER  LABELING REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ANY OTHER PROVISION
OF LAW.
  3. WHENEVER A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION HAS OCCURRED, A CIVIL  PENALTY
OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER PACKAGE OR BOX SHALL BE IMPOSED.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01786-01-7

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A521A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9922

A521A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients with percentages of the components; requires labels for single use dispensers.

A521A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 521--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection in accordance with Assem-
  bly  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, in relation to menstrual prod-
  uct labeling

  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
399-aaaa to read as follows:
  §  399-AAAA.  MENSTRUAL  PRODUCT  LABELING.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION:
  (A) "INGREDIENT" SHALL MEAN A SUBSTANCE PRESENT IN ANY QUANTITY IN THE
MENSTRUAL PRODUCT;
  (B) "MENSTRUAL PRODUCT" SHALL MEAN PRODUCTS USED FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
CATCHING  MENSTRUATION  AND VAGINAL DISCHARGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO TAMPONS, PADS, AND MENSTRUAL  CUPS.  THESE  PRODUCTS  MAY  BE  EITHER
DISPOSABLE OR REUSABLE.
  2.  EACH  PACKAGE  OR  BOX  CONTAINING MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS SOLD IN THIS
STATE SHALL CONTAIN A PLAIN AND CONSPICUOUS PRINTED LIST OF ALL INGREDI-
ENTS WITH PERCENTAGES OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS.  SUCH
LIST SHALL EITHER BE PRINTED ON THE PACKAGE OR AFFIXED THERETO.
  3.  MANUFACTURERS OF SUCH MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS SHALL ALSO PROVIDE LABELS
FOR PRODUCT DISPENSERS WHICH PROVIDE AN INDIVIDUAL  WITH  A  SINGLE  USE
MENSTRUAL  PRODUCT,  WHERE THE INDIVIDUAL IS NOT OBTAINING THE MENSTRUAL
PRODUCT IN ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGE OR BOX.
  4. THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY  IN  ADDITION  TO  ANY
OTHER  LABELING REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ANY OTHER PROVISION
OF LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01786-02-8

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