assembly Bill A8144A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that only products containing milk may use the term "milk product" on labels and advertisements

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 09, 2020 print number 8144a
Mar 09, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jun 04, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A8144 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7997
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16-A §§266 & 267, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4048
2011-2012: A2772
2013-2014: A2153
2015-2016: A2361
2017-2018: A6052
2021-2022: A507, S2656

A8144 - Summary

Provides that only products containing milk may use the term "milk product" on labels and advertisements; defines "milk product".

A8144 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8144

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. JONES -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  the  sale  and
  labeling of milk

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
16-A to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 16-A
                        SALE AND LABELING OF MILK
SECTION 266. DEFINITIONS.
        267. SELLING AND LABELING OF MILK.
  § 266. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  ARTICLE:  "MILK"  SHALL
MEAN  A  WHITISH  LIQUID CONTAINING PROTEINS, FATS, LACTOSE, AND VARIOUS
VITAMINS AND MINERALS THAT IS PRODUCED BY THE MAMMARY GLANDS  OF  FEMALE
COWS,  GOATS,  OR  OTHER ANIMALS, USED AS FOOD BY HUMANS; INCLUDING SUCH
LIQUID, AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, AS MAY BE ALTERED BY VITAMIN ADDITIVES.
  § 267. SELLING AND LABELING OF MILK.   ONLY  PRODUCTS  CONTAINING  ONE
HUNDRED  PERCENT  MILK,  AS  DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX OF
THIS ARTICLE, SHALL USE THE TERM "MILK" ON ANY LABEL OR ADVERTISEMENT OF
SUCH PRODUCT. THE TERM "MILK" MAY BE USED IN THE  NUTRITIONAL  NOTATIONS
OF ANY PRODUCT WHERE APPROPRIATE.
  §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of October next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13098-01-9

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A8144A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7997
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16-A §§266 & 267, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4048
2011-2012: A2772
2013-2014: A2153
2015-2016: A2361
2017-2018: A6052
2021-2022: A507, S2656

A8144A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that only products containing milk may use the term "milk product" on labels and advertisements; defines "milk product".

A8144A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8144--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JONES, GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection in accordance with Assem-
  bly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  the  sale  and
  labeling of milk and milk products

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
16-A to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 16-A
               SALE AND LABELING OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
SECTION 266. DEFINITIONS.
        267. SELLING AND LABELING OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS.
  § 266. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE: 1. "MILK"  SHALL
MEAN  THE  LACTEAL  SECRETION OBTAINED FROM ONE OR MORE HEALTHY MAMMALS,
E.G., COWS, GOATS, SHEEP, AND WATER BUFFALO;
  2. "MILK PRODUCTS" SHALL MEAN FOOD PRODUCTS MADE EXCLUSIVELY OR  PRIN-
CIPALLY  FROM  MILK, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: MILK,
WHOLE MILK, LOWFAT MILK, SKIM MILK, CREAM,  HALF  AND  HALF,  DRY  MILK,
NONFAT  DRY  MILK,  DRY  CREAM, CONDENSED OR CONCENTRATED MILK PRODUCTS,
CULTURED OR ACIDIFIED MILK OR  MILK  PRODUCTS,  KEFIR,  EGGNOG,  YOGURT,
BUTTER,  CHEESE  (WHERE  NOT SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED BY REGULATION), WHEY,
CONDENSED OR DRY WHEY OR WHEY  PRODUCTS,  ICE  CREAM,  ICE  MILK,  OTHER
FROZEN DAIRY DESSERTS AND PRODUCTS OBTAINED BY MODIFYING THE CHEMICAL OR
PHYSICAL  CHARACTERISTICS  OF  MILK,  CREAM,  OR WHEY BY USING CULTURES,
ENZYMES, SOLVENTS, HEAT, PRESSURE, COOLING, VACUUM, ULTRAFILTRATION,  OR
OTHER  SIMILAR  PROCESSES,  AND ANY SUCH PRODUCT MADE BY THE ADDITION OR
SUBTRACTION OF MILKFAT OR THE ADDITION OF  SAFE  AND  SUITABLE  OPTIONAL
INGREDIENTS.

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