senate Bill S2387

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to menstrual product labeling

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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 17, 2019 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 13, 2019 amended on third reading 2387b
Jun 06, 2019 amended on third reading 2387a
Jun 06, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 06, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2019 1st report cal.459
Jan 24, 2019 referred to women's issues

Votes

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Apr 29, 2019 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S2387
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2019

nay (1)

Sponsor's Position

"We know what’s in the food we eat, the medicine we take, & the clothes we wear. We have a right to know what’s in our menstrual products."

Co-Sponsors

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S2387 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L

S2387 - 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.

S2387 - Sponsor Memo

S2387 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2387

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, THOMAS -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Women's Issues

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.
  4.  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY IN ADDITION TO ANY
OTHER LABELING REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ANY OTHER  PROVISION
OF LAW.
  5.  WHENEVER A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION HAS OCCURRED, A CIVIL PENALTY
OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER PACKAGE OR  BOX  SHALL  BE  IMPOSED  ON  THE
MANUFACTURER.  WHERE  THE MANUFACTURER HAS FAILED TO PROVIDE A LABEL FOR

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

Co-Sponsors

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S2387A - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L

S2387A - 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.

S2387A - Sponsor Memo

S2387A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2387--A
    Cal. No. 459

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI,
  GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MARTINEZ, RIVERA,  SALAZAR,
  THOMAS  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Women's  Issues  --  reported  favorably
  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
  third reading,  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the  Assembly,
  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored to third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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.
  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

Co-Sponsors

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S2387B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-aaaa, Gen Bus L

S2387B (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.

S2387B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2387B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2387--B
    Cal. No. 459

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI,
  GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MARTINEZ, RIVERA,  SALAZAR,
  THOMAS  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Women's  Issues  --  reported  favorably
  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
  third reading,  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the  Assembly,
  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored to third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of  third  reading
  --  again  amended  and  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

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-
ENTS WHICH SHALL BE LISTED IN ORDER OF  PREDOMINANCE.  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.
                                                           LBD00527-07-9

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