assembly Bill A164

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to menstrual product labeling

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May 14, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A164 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2387
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
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 (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 with percentages of the components; requires labels for single use dispensers.

A164 (ACTIVE) - 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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