senate Bill S8576

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in food packaging

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to environmental conservation

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S8576 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§37-0203 & 37-0211, ren §§37-0209, 37-0211 & 37-0213 to be §§37-0211, 37-0213 & 37-0215, add §37-0209, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2000

S8576 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in food packaging.

S8576 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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