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A05990 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
COSPNSRGlick, 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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A05990 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 28, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  L. ROSENTHAL, GLICK, FAHY, SIMON, GALLAGHER,
          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.

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     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.
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