|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S8576
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8576 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8576 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8576 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in food packaging SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 37-0203 of the environmental conservation law by defining food package, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluo- roalkyl substances or PFAS chemicals, and safer alternatives. Section 2 of the bill renumbers certain sections of the environmental conservation law. Section 3 of the bill adds a new section to the environmental conserva- tion law that prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of food packages to which PFAS chemicals have been intentionally added, subject to the provisions of this section. The department is instructed to conduct a study to determine whether there are available safer alterna-
S8576 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8576 I N S E N A T E May 10, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in food packaging THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 37-0203 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 286 of the laws of 1990, is amended and three new subdivisions 5, 6 and 7 are added to read as follows: 2. "Manufacturer" shall mean a person, firm, association, partnership, ORGANIZATION, JOINT VENTURE or corporation, who or which makes contain- ers to be used to package products. 5. "FOOD PACKAGE" MEANS A PACKAGE OR PACKAGING COMPONENT THAT IS INTENDED FOR DIRECT FOOD CONTACT AND IS COMPRISED, IN SUBSTANTIAL PART, OF PAPER, PAPERBOARD, OR OTHER MATERIALS ORIGINALLY DERIVED FROM PLANT FIBERS. 6. "PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES" OR "PFAS CHEMICALS" MEANS, FOR THE PURPOSES OF FOOD PACKAGING, A CLASS OF FLUORINATED ORGAN- IC CHEMICALS CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE FULLY FLUORINATED CARBON ATOM. 7. "SAFER ALTERNATIVE" MEANS AN ALTERNATIVE SUBSTANCE OR CHEMICAL, DEMONSTRATED BY AN ALTERNATIVES ASSESSMENT, THAT MEETS IMPROVED HAZARD AND EXPOSURE CONSIDERATIONS AND CAN BE PRACTICABLY AND ECONOMICALLY SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ORIGINAL CHEMICAL. § 2. Sections 37-0209, 37-0211 and 37-0213 of the environmental conservation law are renumbered sections 37-0211, 37-0213 and 37-0215. § 3. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 37-0209 to read as follows: § 37-0209. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL CHEMICALS IN FOOD PACKAGING. 1. SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, NO PERSON MAY MANUFAC- TURE, KNOWINGLY SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, DISTRIBUTE FOR SALE, OR DISTRIBUTE FOR USE IN THIS STATE FOOD PACKAGING TO WHICH PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLY- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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