|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 23, 2022||referred to women's issues|
senate Bill S9379
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women's Issues Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S9379 (ACTIVE) - Details
S9379 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9379 SPONSOR: CLEARE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the regulation of ingredients in feminine hygiene products PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prohibit the use of certain restricted substances in feminine hygiene products including, but not limited to, talc, lead, and mercury. This legislation will also ban the use of such restricted substances as a fragrance, colorant, dye, preservation or other inten- tionally added ingredient for the presentation of products. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the public health law is amended by adding a new section 267-a Section 2: This act shall take effect immediately.
S9379 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9379 I N S E N A T E May 23, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the regulation of ingredients in feminine hygiene products THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 267-a to read as follows: § 267-A. FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCT SAFETY. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A. "FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS" MEANS TAMPONS, PADS, LINERS, CUPS, SPONGES, DOUCHES, WIPES, SPRAYS, AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS USED IN CONJUNC- TION WITH RESPECT TO MENSTRUATION OR OTHER GENITAL-TRACT SECRETIONS. B. "RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE" SHALL MEAN AN UNSAFE CHEMICAL FOR INCLUSION IN FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, LEAD, MERCURY AND RELATED COMPOUNDS, FORMALDEHYDE, TRICLOSAN, TOLUENE, TALC, PER- AND POLYFLUORO- ALKYL SUBSTANCES, DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, DI(2)EXYLHEXYL PHTHALATE, AND ISOBUTYL-, ISOPROPYL-, BUTYL-, AND PROPYLPARABEN. 2. WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, MANUFACTUR- ERS OF FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED, SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE IN THIS STATE, WHETHER AT RETAIL OR WHOLESALE, FOR PERSONAL, PROFES- SIONAL OR COMMERCIAL USE, OR DISTRIBUTED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, SHALL NOT DISTRIBUTE FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS CONTAINING A RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE OR USING SUCH RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE AS A FRAGRANCE, COLORANT, DYE, PRESERVATIVE OR OTHER INTENTIONALLY ADDED INGREDIENT. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05465-01-1
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