senate Bill S8817

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging

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Current Bill Status Via A4739 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1026
substituted for s8817
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by a4739c
ordered to third reading cal.1026
Jul 20, 2020 referred to rules

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S8817 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4739
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0203, ren §§37-0209, 37-0211 & 37-0213 to be §§37-0211, 37-0213 & 37-0215, add §37-0209, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8576

S8817 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging.

S8817 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8817 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8817

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 20, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 37-0203 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding two new subdivisions 5 and 6 to read as follows:
  5.  "FOOD  PACKAGING"  MEANS  A PACKAGE OR PACKAGING COMPONENT THAT IS
INTENDED FOR DIRECT FOOD CONTACT AND IS COMPRISED, IN SUBSTANTIAL  PART,
OF  PAPER,  PAPERBOARD, OR OTHER MATERIALS ORIGINALLY DERIVED FROM PLANT
FIBERS.
  6.  "PERFLUOROALKYL   AND   POLYFLUOROALKYL   SUBSTANCES"   OR   "PFAS
SUBSTANCES"  SHALL  MEAN, FOR THE PURPOSES OF FOOD PACKAGING, A CLASS OF
FLUORINATED ORGANIC CHEMICALS CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE FULLY  FLUORINATED
CARBON ATOM.
  §  2.  Sections  37-0209,  37-0211  and  37-0213  of the environmental
conservation law are renumbered sections 37-0211, 37-0213 and 37-0215.
  § 3. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 37-0209 to read as follows:
§ 37-0209. PROHIBITION  ON THE USE OF PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL
             SUBSTANCES IN FOOD PACKAGING.
  1. NO PERSON SHALL DISTRIBUTE, SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE  IN  THIS  STATE
FOOD  PACKAGING  CONTAINING  PERFLUOROALKYL  AND  POLYFLUOROALKYL (PFAS)
SUBSTANCES AS INTENTIONALLY ADDED CHEMICALS.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "INTENTIONALLY ADDED CHEMICAL"  SHALL
HAVE  THE  SAME MEANING AS SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION 37-0901 OF THIS
ARTICLE.
  § 4. This act shall take effect December  31,  2022.  Effective  imme-
diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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

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