assembly Bill A1549

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring additional labels on certain microfiber clothing

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 15, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A1549 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0907, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10599

A1549 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires additional labels on clothing composed of more than fifty percent synthetic material to notify consumers such clothing sheds plastic microfibers when washed.

A1549 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1549

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ,  BARRON,  McDONOUGH  -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  requiring additional labels on certain microfiber clothing

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

  Section 1. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 9 to read as follows:
                                TITLE IX
                      SYNTHETIC PLASTIC MICROFIBER
SECTION 37-0901. DEFINITIONS.
        37-0903. MICROFIBER CLOTHING LABEL REQUIREMENTS.
        37-0905. PREEMPTION.
        37-0907. RULES AND REGULATIONS.
§ 37-0901. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:  1. "CLOTHING" MEANS AN  ARTICLE  OF  APPAREL
INTENDED TO BE WORN BY A PERSON, NOT INCLUDING HATS OR SHOES.
  2.  "PLASTIC  MICROFIBER"  MEANS  A  SMALL  SYNTHETIC PARTICLE THAT IS
FIBROUS IN SHAPE, LESS THAN FIVE MILLIMETERS IN LENGTH, AND IS  RELEASED
INTO  WATER  THROUGH THE REGULAR WASHING OF TEXTILES MADE FROM SYNTHETIC
MATERIAL.
§ 37-0903. MICROFIBER CLOTHING LABEL REQUIREMENTS.
  1. BEGINNING JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE, NO PERSON,  FIRM,
PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION SHALL
MANUFACTURE  FOR SALE ANY NEW CLOTHING MADE FROM FABRIC THAT IS COMPOSED
OF MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT  SYNTHETIC  MATERIAL,  IF  A  CARE  LABEL  IS
REQUIRED FOR THAT CLOTHING PURSUANT TO PART FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF
TITLE  SIXTEEN  OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, WITHOUT INCLUDING ON
SUCH CARE LABEL, IN ADDITION TO THE CARE  INFORMATION  AND  INSTRUCTIONS
REQUIRED  PURSUANT TO SUCH FEDERAL LAW, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS,
AS APPLICABLE:

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