Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients which shall be listed in order of predominance.
STATE OF NEW YORK
Cal. No. 459
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
January 24, 2019
Introduced by Sens. PERSAUD, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI,
GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MARTINEZ, RIVERA, SALAZAR,
THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
committed to the Committee on Women's Issues -- reported favorably
from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly,
recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and
ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
-- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the
order of third reading
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to menstrual prod-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
2 399-aaaa to read as follows:
3 § 399-aaaa. Menstrual product labeling. 1. For purposes of this
5 (a) "ingredient" shall mean an intentionally added substance present
6 in the menstrual product;
7 (b) "menstrual product" shall mean products used for the purpose of
8 catching menstruation and vaginal discharge, including but not limited
9 to tampons, pads, and menstrual cups. These products may be either
10 disposable or reusable.
11 2. No later than eighteen months after this section shall have become
12 a law, each package or box containing menstrual products sold in this
13 state shall contain a plain and conspicuous printed list of all ingredi-
14 ents which shall be listed in order of predominance. Such list shall
15 either be printed on the package or affixed thereto.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 3. The requirements of this section shall apply in addition to any
2 other labeling requirements established pursuant to any other provision
3 of law.
4 4. Whenever a violation of this section has occurred, a civil penalty
5 of one percent of the manufacturer's total annual in-state sales not to
6 exceed one thousand dollars per package or box shall be imposed on the
8 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
9 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
10 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
11 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
12 completed on or before such effective date.