Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 17, 2020
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S8089
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8089 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8089 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to establishing restrictions on the sale of over-the-counter diet pills and dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle building; prohibits the sale of over-the-counter diet pills or dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle building to people under 18; increases the penalty amount for the sale or promotional distribution of dietary supplements containing ephedra.
2019-S8089 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8089 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing restrictions on the sale of over-the-counter diet pills and dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle building and increasing civil penalties for the sale or promotional distribution of dietary supple- ments containing ephedra PURPOSE: To ban the sale of diet pills and muscle building supplements to minors. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds new section 391-0o to the general business law which: 1) Prohibits the sale of over-the-counter diet pills or dietary supple- ments for weight loss or muscle building to minors;
2019-S8089 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8089 I N S E N A T E March 17, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing restrictions on the sale of over-the-counter diet pills and dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle building and increasing civil penalties for the sale or promotional distribution of dietary supple- ments containing ephedra 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 section 391-oo to read as follows: § 391-OO. SALE OF OVER-THE-COUNTER DIET PILLS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS OR MUSCLE BUILDING. 1. NO PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL SELL OR OFFER TO SELL OR GIVE AWAY, AS EITHER A RETAIL OR WHOLE- SALE PROMOTION, AN OVER-THE-COUNTER DIET PILL OR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR WEIGHT LOSS OR MUSCLE BUILDING WITHIN NEW YORK STATE TO ANY PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS OR MUSCLE BUILDING" MEANS A CLASS OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENT AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY- ONE-O OF THIS ARTICLE SOLD FOR OR USED WITH THE INTENT TO ACHIEVE WEIGHT LOSS OR BUILD MUSCLE; (B) "OVER-THE-COUNTER DIET PILLS" MEANS A CLASS OF DRUGS, SOLD FOR OR USED WITH THE INTENT TO ACHIEVE WEIGHT LOSS OR BUILD MUSCLE THAT ARE LAWFULLY SOLD, TRANSFERRED, OR FURNISHED OVER-THE-COUNTER WITH OR WITH- OUT A PRESCRIPTION PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT, 21 U.S.C. SECTION 301 ET. SEQ., OR REGULATIONS ADOPTED THEREUNDER; AND (C) "DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS OR MUSCLE BUILDING" AND "OVER-THE-COUNTER DIET PILLS" MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THER- MOGENS, WHICH ARE SUBSTANCES THAT PRODUCE HEAT IN THE BODY AND PROMOTE MORE CALORIE BURNING, LIPOTROPICS, WHICH ARE COMPOUNDS THAT HELP BREAK DOWN FAT DURING BODY METABOLISM, HORMONES, INCLUDING HORMONE MODULATORS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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