assembly Bill A7978A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of ingredients in personal care products

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 09, 2020 print number 7978a
Mar 09, 2020 amend and recommit to ways and means
Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Jun 06, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 29, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A7978 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6077
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title X §§37-1001 - 37-1011, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A143, S3331

A7978 - Summary

Relates to the regulation of ingredients in personal care products to include chemicals of concern which shall be provided on lists identified by the commissioner.

A7978 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7978

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  regulation of ingredients in personal care products

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and intent. There are thousands of
chemicals used in personal care, household cleaning, and other  consumer
products,  many  of  which  have  never  been fully tested for potential
impacts on human health or the environment. This has  led  national  and
international  organizations  to  develop lists of chemicals of concern,
including the New York State Department of Environmental  Conservation's
Household Cleaning Product Ingredient Disclosure Program (HCPIDP). While
federal law requires personal care product labels to list certain inten-
tionally  added  ingredients,  information  concerning  potential health
effects is not widely  available  and  certain  categories  of  chemical
ingredients  are exempt from labeling requirements. Furthermore, over 40
countries, including countries in the European Union,  Japan,  Cambodia,
and  Vietnam,  have  stricter restrictions on chemicals in personal care
products than does the United States.  Therefore, the legislature  finds
and  declares  that  federal  disclosure  requirements are inadequate to
educate and protect consumers, and that it shall be the  policy  of  the
state  to  require  the  personal  care  product  industry to more fully
disclose ingredients and identify ingredients published as chemicals  of
concern  on  lists  identified by the commissioner such as the HCPIDP or
other national or international lists.
  § 2. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
adding a new title 10 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE X
                  REGULATION OF PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
SECTION 37-1001. DEFINITIONS.

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

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A7978A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6077
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title X §§37-1001 - 37-1011, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A143, S3331

A7978A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the regulation of ingredients in personal care products to include chemicals of concern which shall be provided on lists identified by the commissioner.

A7978A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7978--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, REYES,
  D'URSO, THIELE, ORTIZ, GALEF, DICKENS, STECK -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation  --  reported  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Ways and Means -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Ways and Means in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  regulation of ingredients in personal care products

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and intent. There are thousands of
chemicals used in personal care, household cleaning, and other  consumer
products,  many  of  which  have  never  been fully tested for potential
impacts on human health or the environment. This has  led  national  and
international  organizations  to  develop lists of chemicals of concern,
including the New York State Department of Environmental  Conservation's
Household Cleaning Product Ingredient Disclosure Program (HCPIDP). While
federal law requires personal care product labels to list certain inten-
tionally  added  ingredients,  information  concerning  potential health
effects is not widely  available  and  certain  categories  of  chemical
ingredients  are exempt from labeling requirements. Furthermore, over 40
countries, including countries in the European Union,  Japan,  Cambodia,
and  Vietnam,  have  stricter restrictions on chemicals in personal care
products than does the United States.  Therefore, the legislature  finds
and  declares  that  federal  disclosure  requirements are inadequate to
educate and protect consumers, and that it shall be the  policy  of  the
state  to  require  the  personal  care  product  industry to more fully
disclose ingredients and identify ingredients published as chemicals  of
concern  on  lists  identified by the commissioner such as the HCPIDP or
other national or international lists.

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