senate Bill S6291

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in common apparel

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Apr 20, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7063
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0101, add §37-0121, En Con L

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in common apparel as an intentionally added chemical.

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6291
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   prohibiting  the  use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
   in common apparel

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  37-0101 of the environmental conservation law is
 amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. "PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL  SUBSTANCES"  OR  "PFAS"  SHALL
 MEAN  A  CLASS  OF FLUORINATED ORGANIC CHEMICALS CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE
 FULLY FLUORINATED CARBON ATOM.
   § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 37-0121 to read as follows:
 § 37-0121. PROHIBITION AGAINST THE USE OF PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUORO-
 ALKYL SUBSTANCES IN COMMON APPAREL.
   1. NO PERSON SHALL MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, SELL, OR OFFER FOR SALE IN
 THIS  STATE ANY COMMON APPAREL CONTAINING PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUORO-
 ALKYL SUBSTANCES AS INTENTIONALLY ADDED CHEMICALS.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
 THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "INTENTIONALLY ADDED CHEMICALS" MEANS A CHEMICAL IN A PRODUCT THAT
 SERVES AN INTENDED FUNCTION IN THE PRODUCT COMPONENT.
   (B) "COMMON APPAREL" MEANS CLOTHING ITEMS INTENDED FOR REGULAR WEAR OR
 FORMAL  OCCASIONS  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, UNDERGARMENTS, SHIRTS,
 PANTS, SKIRTS, DRESSES, OVERALLS, BODYSUITS,  VESTS,  DANCEWEAR,  SUITS,
 SARIS, SCARVES, TOPS, LEGGINGS, LEISUREWEAR, FORMAL WEAR, ONESIES, BIBS,
 AND DIAPERS. "COMMON APPAREL" SHALL NOT INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL UNIFORMS OR
 OUTERWEAR INTENDED FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS.
   §  3.  This  act  shall take effect December 31, 2023. 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 to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
 

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