senate Bill S3529

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides for the regulation of ingredients in menstrual products

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women's Issues Committee


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Jan 31, 2023 referred to women's issues

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S3529 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Women's Issues
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §267-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9379

S3529 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the regulation of ingredients in menstrual products.

S3529 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3529 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3529
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 31, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. FERNANDEZ, 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 menstrual 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. MENSTRUAL PRODUCT SAFETY. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A. "MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS" MEANS TAMPONS, PADS,  LINERS,  CUPS,  SPONGES,
 DOUCHES,  WIPES,  SPRAYS,  AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH
 RESPECT TO MENSTRUATION OR OTHER GENITAL-TRACT SECRETIONS.
   B. "RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE" SHALL MEAN AN UNSAFE CHEMICAL FOR  INCLUSION
 IN  MENSTRUAL  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  POLYFLUOROALKYL
 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 MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED, SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE IN  THIS
 STATE,  WHETHER  AT  RETAIL  OR WHOLESALE, FOR PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL OR
 COMMERCIAL USE, OR  DISTRIBUTED  FOR  PROMOTIONAL  PURPOSES,  SHALL  NOT
 DISTRIBUTE MENSTRUAL 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.
                                                            LBD04800-02-3


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