assembly Bill A164B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to menstrual product labeling

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Current Bill Status Via S2387 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.313
substituted for a164b
Jun 18, 2019 substituted by s2387b
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.313
rules report cal.313
reported
Jun 13, 2019 amend and recommit to rules 164b
Jun 11, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 05, 2019 print number 164a
Jun 05, 2019 amend and recommit to codes
May 14, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection

Votes

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Apr 29, 2019 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S2387
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1
committee
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2019

nay (1)

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A164 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2387
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9922
2017-2018: A521

A164 - Summary

Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients which shall be listed in order of predominance.

A164 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   164

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, ROZIC, JAFFEE,
  NIOU, WRIGHT, DICKENS,  GALEF,  WALLACE,  HYNDMAN,  BICHOTTE,  ARROYO,
  ENGLEBRIGHT,  PICHARDO,  RIVERA, D'URSO, TAYLOR, GOTTFRIED, B. MILLER,
  BARRON, BLAKE, LAVINE, EPSTEIN, THIELE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of
  A. COOK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs
  and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to menstrual prod-
  uct labeling

  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
399-aaaa to read as follows:
  § 399-AAAA. MENSTRUAL  PRODUCT  LABELING.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION:
  (A) "INGREDIENT" SHALL MEAN A SUBSTANCE PRESENT IN ANY QUANTITY IN THE
MENSTRUAL PRODUCT;
  (B)  "MENSTRUAL  PRODUCT"  SHALL MEAN PRODUCTS USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF
CATCHING MENSTRUATION AND VAGINAL DISCHARGE, INCLUDING BUT  NOT  LIMITED
TO  TAMPONS,  PADS,  AND  MENSTRUAL  CUPS.  THESE PRODUCTS MAY BE EITHER
DISPOSABLE OR REUSABLE.
  2. EACH PACKAGE OR BOX CONTAINING  MENSTRUAL  PRODUCTS  SOLD  IN  THIS
STATE SHALL CONTAIN A PLAIN AND CONSPICUOUS PRINTED LIST OF ALL INGREDI-
ENTS  WITH PERCENTAGES OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS. SUCH
LIST SHALL EITHER BE PRINTED ON THE PACKAGE OR AFFIXED THERETO.
  3. MANUFACTURERS OF SUCH MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS SHALL ALSO PROVIDE  LABELS
FOR  PRODUCT  DISPENSERS  WHICH  PROVIDE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A SINGLE USE
MENSTRUAL PRODUCT, WHERE THE INDIVIDUAL IS NOT OBTAINING  THE  MENSTRUAL
PRODUCT IN ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGE OR BOX.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00527-01-9

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Multi-Sponsors

A164A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2387
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9922
2017-2018: A521

A164A - Summary

Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients which shall be listed in order of predominance.

A164A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 164--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, ROZIC, JAFFEE,
  NIOU, WRIGHT, DICKENS,  GALEF,  WALLACE,  HYNDMAN,  BICHOTTE,  ARROYO,
  ENGLEBRIGHT,  PICHARDO,  RIVERA, D'URSO, TAYLOR, GOTTFRIED, B. MILLER,
  BARRON, BLAKE, LAVINE, EPSTEIN, THIELE, SIMOTAS, RAYNOR, CRUZ, FERNAN-
  DEZ, ORTIZ, SAYEGH, DE LA ROSA, SOLAGES, REYES, BUTTENSCHON, D. ROSEN-
  THAL, MOSLEY, ROMEO, JEAN-PIERRE, GRIFFIN -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.
  of  A.  COOK,  HEVESI  --  read  once and referred to the Committee on
  Consumer Affairs and  Protection  --  reported  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to menstrual prod-
  uct labeling

  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
399-aaaa to read as follows:
  §  399-AAAA.  MENSTRUAL  PRODUCT  LABELING.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION:
  (A) "INGREDIENT" SHALL MEAN A SUBSTANCE PRESENT IN ANY QUANTITY IN THE
MENSTRUAL PRODUCT;
  (B) "MENSTRUAL PRODUCT" SHALL MEAN PRODUCTS USED FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
CATCHING  MENSTRUATION  AND VAGINAL DISCHARGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO TAMPONS, PADS, AND MENSTRUAL  CUPS.  THESE  PRODUCTS  MAY  BE  EITHER
DISPOSABLE OR REUSABLE.
  2.  NO LATER THAN EIGHTEEN MONTHS AFTER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE BECOME
A LAW, EACH PACKAGE OR BOX CONTAINING MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS  SOLD  IN  THIS
STATE SHALL CONTAIN A PLAIN AND CONSPICUOUS PRINTED LIST OF ALL INGREDI-
ENTS  WITH PERCENTAGES OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS. SUCH
LIST SHALL EITHER BE PRINTED ON THE PACKAGE OR AFFIXED THERETO.

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

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Multi-Sponsors

A164B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2387
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9922
2017-2018: A521

A164B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients which shall be listed in order of predominance.

A164B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 164--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, ROZIC, JAFFEE,
  NIOU, WRIGHT, DICKENS,  GALEF,  WALLACE,  HYNDMAN,  BICHOTTE,  ARROYO,
  ENGLEBRIGHT,  PICHARDO,  RIVERA, D'URSO, TAYLOR, GOTTFRIED, B. MILLER,
  BARRON, BLAKE, LAVINE, EPSTEIN, THIELE, SIMOTAS, RAYNOR, CRUZ, FERNAN-
  DEZ, ORTIZ, SAYEGH, DE LA ROSA, SOLAGES, REYES, BUTTENSCHON, D. ROSEN-
  THAL, MOSLEY, ROMEO, JEAN-PIERRE, GRIFFIN, ABINANTI, WEPRIN --  Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, HEVESI -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- reported and referred
  to the Committee on  Codes  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  reported and referred to the Committee on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to menstrual prod-
  uct labeling

  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
399-aaaa to read as follows:
  § 399-AAAA. MENSTRUAL  PRODUCT  LABELING.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  "INGREDIENT"  SHALL MEAN AN INTENTIONALLY ADDED SUBSTANCE PRESENT
IN THE MENSTRUAL PRODUCT;
  (B) "MENSTRUAL PRODUCT" SHALL MEAN PRODUCTS USED FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
CATCHING  MENSTRUATION  AND VAGINAL DISCHARGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO TAMPONS, PADS, AND MENSTRUAL  CUPS.  THESE  PRODUCTS  MAY  BE  EITHER
DISPOSABLE OR REUSABLE.
  2.  NO LATER THAN EIGHTEEN MONTHS AFTER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE BECOME
A LAW, EACH PACKAGE OR BOX CONTAINING MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS  SOLD  IN  THIS
STATE SHALL CONTAIN A PLAIN AND CONSPICUOUS PRINTED LIST OF ALL INGREDI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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