senate Bill S7508

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the packaging of cannabis and hemp products

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


  • Introduced
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Jan 07, 2022 reference changed to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2022 referred to rules
Nov 05, 2021 referred to rules

Votes

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May 2, 2022 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 2, 2022

S7508 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8813
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Cannabis Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §81, add §103-a, Cannabis L

S7508 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the packaging of cannabis and industrial hemp products; requires the cannabis control board to develop strategic plans detailing the packaging and labeling requirements to be used prior to the retail sale of any cannabis or cannabis product; establishes a sustainable cannabis packaging incubator program.

S7508 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7508 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7508
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             November 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the cannabis law, in relation to the packaging of canna-
   bis and hemp products
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Section 81 of the cannabis law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE REQUIRING THE  BOARD  TO
 DEVELOP STRATEGIC PLANS DETAILING THE PRIMARY USE OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP FOR
 PACKAGING  AND LABELING REQUIREMENTS TO BE USED PRIOR TO THE RETAIL SALE
 OF ANY CANNABIS OR CANNABIS PRODUCT TO A CANNABIS CONSUMER,  IN  ACCORD-
 ANCE  WITH  THIS  CHAPTER.    FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM
 "INDUSTRIAL  HEMP" MEANS THE PLANT CANNABIS SATIVA L. AND ANY PART    OF
 SUCH     PLANT,    WHETHER GROWING    OR    NOT,    WITH   A     DELTA-9
 TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL CONCENTRATION OF NOT MORE THAN 0.3 PERCENT ON A DRY
 WEIGHT BASIS.
   § 2. The cannabis law is amended by adding a new section 103-a to read
 as follows:
   § 103-A. SUSTAINABLE CANNABIS PACKAGING; INCUBATOR PROGRAM.  1.    THE
 BOARD,  IN  COORDINATION  WITH THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,
 AND AFTER RECEIVING INPUT FROM OTHER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS, SHALL ESTAB-
 LISH AND IMPLEMENT A SUSTAINABLE CANNABIS PACKAGING INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO
 ENCOURAGE THE USE AND  DEVELOPMENT  OF  SUSTAINABLE  CANNABIS  PACKAGING
 MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE ADULT-USE CANNABIS INDUSTRY.
   2. SUCH PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL DEVELOP COMPOSTABLE AND BIODEGRADA-
 BLE  CANNABIS PACKAGING MATERIALS AND SHALL PRIORITIZE THE USE OF INDUS-
 TRIAL HEMP FOR THE CREATION OF SUCH PACKAGING MATERIALS. SUCH  COMPOSTA-
 BLE  AND BIODEGRADABLE CANNABIS PACKAGING MATERIALS PRODUCED THROUGH THE
 INCUBATOR PROGRAM SHALL BE NO LESS THAN THIRTY PERCENT HEMP.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13375-03-1
 S. 7508                             2

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