senate Bill S6077

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of ingredients in personal care products

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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May 16, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S6077 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7978
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title X §§37-1001 - 37-1011, En Con L

S6077 (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.

S6077 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6077 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6077

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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
  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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