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|COSPNSR||Glick, Fahy, Simon, Gallagher, Reyes, Levenberg, Cruz, Jackson, Taylor, Simone, Bores, Dickens, Lunsford, Colton, Steck, Shimsky, Raga, Dinowitz, Stern, Jacobson, Rajkumar, Thiele, Barrett, Kim, Hevesi, Anderson, Gunther, Jean-Pierre, Epstein, McMahon, Santabarbara, Clark, Mamdani, Seawright, Forrest, Carroll, Bichotte Hermelyn, Shrestha, Cunningham, Ra, Eachus, Burgos, Sayegh, Otis, De Los Santos, Woerner, Sillitti, Slater, Hunter, Novakhov, Weprin, Vanel, Wallace, Zinerman, Zaccaro, Benedetto, Pretlow, Rivera, Stirpe, Jones, Lupardo, Meeks, Conrad, McDonald, Lee, Ardila, Bronson, Buttenschon, Pheffer Amato, Davila|
|Amd 399-aaaa, Gen Bus L|
|Restricts certain substances from being used in menstrual products.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5990--A 2023-2024 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 28, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GLICK, FAHY, SIMON, GALLAGHER, REYES, LEVENBERG, CRUZ, JACKSON, TAYLOR, SIMONE, BORES, DICKENS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the restriction of certain substances in menstrual products The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 399-aaaa of the 2 general business law, as added by chapter 362 of the laws of 2019, is 3 amended and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows: 4 (b) "menstrual product" shall mean products used for the purpose of 5 catching menstruation and vaginal discharge, including but not limited 6 to tampons, pads, and menstrual cups. These products may be either 7 disposable or reusable[ .]; 8 (c) "restricted substance" shall mean an unsafe chemical for inclusion 9 in menstrual products as determined by the commissioner of health, which 10 shall include, but not be limited to, lead, mercury and related 11 compounds, formaldehyde, triclosan, toluene, talc, per- and polyfluoro- 12 alkyl substances, dibutyl phthalate, di(2)exylhexyl phthalate, butylphe- 13 nyl methylpropional and isobutyl-, isopropyl-, butyl-, and propylpara- 14 ben. 15 § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 399-aaaa of the general business law is 16 renumbered subdivision 5 and a new subdivision 4 is added to read as 17 follows: 18 4. No menstrual products distributed, sold or offered for sale in this 19 state, whether at retail or wholesale, for personal, professional or 20 commercial use, or distributed for promotional purposes, shall contain a 21 restricted substance or use such restricted substance as a fragrance, 22 colorant, dye, preservative or other intentionally added ingredient. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04800-06-3A. 5990--A 2 1 § 3. This act shall take effect twelve months after it shall have 2 become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment, and/or 3 repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of 4 this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed 5 on or before such effective date.