|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 05, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7508
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7508 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- 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
BILL NUMBER: S7508 SPONSOR: HINCHEY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the cannabis law, in relation to the packaging of canna- bis and hemp products SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Requires the board to develop strategic plans with a primary focus on using industrial hemp in the packaging and labeling require- ments to be used prior to retail sale of any cannabis or cannabis prod- uct to a cannabis consumer. Section 2: Establishes a sustainable cannabis packaging incubator program to encourage the use and development of sustainable cannabis packaging materials, with an emphasis on using industrial hemp. The section also establishes conditions participants in the program shall adhere to Section 3: Effective Date.
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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