senate Bill S2000A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.490
substituted for a4739a
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1675
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2019 print number 2000a
Jun 05, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 18, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 19, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S2000A
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2000 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4739
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0203, ren §§37-0209, 37-0211 & 37-0213 to be §§37-0211, 37-0213 & 37-0215, add §37-0209, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8576

S2000 - Summary

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

S2000 - Sponsor Memo

S2000 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2000

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

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 two new subdivisions 5 and 6 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.
  § 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.
  NO  PERSON MAY MANUFACTURE, KNOWINGLY SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, DISTRIBUTE
FOR SALE, OR DISTRIBUTE FOR USE IN THIS STATE FOOD  PACKAGING  IN  WHICH
PERFLUOROALKYL  AND  POLYFLUOROALKYL (PFAS) CHEMICALS ARE PRESENT IN ANY
AMOUNT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04218-02-9

Co-Sponsors

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S2000A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4739
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0203, ren §§37-0209, 37-0211 & 37-0213 to be §§37-0211, 37-0213 & 37-0215, add §37-0209, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8576

S2000A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2000A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2000A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2000--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BOYLE, KRUEGER, SALAZAR, STAVISKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging

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

  Section  1.  Section  37-0203 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding two new subdivisions 5 and 6 to read as follows:
  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
SUBSTANCES" SHALL MEAN, FOR THE PURPOSES OF FOOD PACKAGING, A  CLASS  OF
FLUORINATED  ORGANIC CHEMICALS CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE FULLY FLUORINATED
CARBON ATOM.
  § 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
             SUBSTANCES IN FOOD PACKAGING.
  NO  PERSON  SHALL  SELL  OR  OFFER  FOR  SALE, DISTRIBUTE FOR SALE, OR
DISTRIBUTE FOR USE IN THIS STATE FOOD PACKAGING IN WHICH  PERFLUOROALKYL
AND POLYFLUOROALKYL (PFAS) SUBSTANCES ARE PRESENT.
  §  4.  This  act  shall take effect December 31, 2021. Effective imme-
diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.

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