assembly Bill A593

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the department of health to study the potential health risks and effects of glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphosphonic acid

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

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A593 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A583
2021-2022: A689

A593 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to directing the department of health to study the potential health risks and effects of glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphosphonic acid; requires the commissioner of health to prepare a report for the governor and the legislature that includes the findings of such study, and to conduct an outreach program to inform local governments, private organizations, schools and the public regarding the findings of such report.

A593 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    593
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 9, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, BICHOTTE -- read once and referred
   to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to direct the department of health to study the potential  health
   risks  and  effects  of glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphos-
   phonic acid; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
   expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Public health study  of  the  use  of  glyphosate  and  its
 by-product  aminomethylphosphonic  acid.  1.  Definitions.  a.  For  the
 purpose of this section, "glyphosate" shall mean  a  synthetic  compound
 that   is   a   non-selective   systemic   herbicide,   also   known  as
 N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine with a chemical formula of C3H8NO5P.
   b. For the purpose of this section "AMPA" shall mean  aminomethylphos-
 phonic  acid, a synthetic compound that is a metabolite of the herbicide
 glyphosate with a chemical formula of CH6NO3P.
   2. The department of health, in cooperation  with  the  department  of
 environmental  conservation,  shall  conduct  a  study  of the potential
 health risks and effects of glyphosate and AMPA. Such study shall:
   a. review all available data relating to the  potential  health  risks
 and effects of glyphosate and AMPA;
   b. identify safe alternatives to glyphosate and AMPA;
   c.  determine whether the use of glyphosate and AMPA should be permit-
 ted in the state; and
   d. if the use of glyphosate and AMPA  should  be  permitted,  identify
 recommended  safe  practices  associated  with the use of glyphosate and
 AMPA.
   3. The commissioner of health, or his or her designee, shall:
   a. solicit input from environmental and public health specialists, and
 other stakeholders in an open public process;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets