senate Bill S2000

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 18, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S2000 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4739
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§37-0203 & 37-0211, 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 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2000 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2000 (ACTIVE) - 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

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