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A02535 Summary:

SPONSOREnglebright (MS)
COSPNSRRosenthal L
Add 37-0506, En Con L
Prohibits the sale or offering for sale of liquids, foods and beverages in containers containing bisphenol A.
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A02535 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by
          -- M. of A.  PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Environmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to regu-
          lation of liquid, food and beverage containers containing bisphenol A

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
     2  new section 37-0506 to read as follows:
     3  § 37-0506. Food and beverage containers.
     4    1. Beginning December first, two thousand twenty-one, no person  shall
     5  sell  or  offer  for  sale any liquid, food or beverage in a can, jar or
     6  other container containing bisphenol A.
     7    2. A manufacturer of a liquid, food or beverage product as  identified
     8  in  subdivision  one  of  this section may apply to the department for a
     9  waiver of the requirements of subdivision one  of  this  section  for  a
    10  period  of one year, upon proof that there are no available alternatives
    11  to bisphenol A in the manufacture of such can, jar  or  other  container
    12  that  is  subject  to the provisions of subdivision one of this section.
    13  After the granting of such a waiver to a manufacturer, it may thereafter
    14  apply for one additional one year waiver.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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