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A08529 Summary:

COSPNSRD'Urso, Dickens, Hyndman, Simon, De La Rosa, Cruz, Niou, Sayegh
Add §267-a, Pub Health L
Relates to the regulation of ingredients in feminine hygiene products.
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A08529 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     August 7, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  FERNANDEZ  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the regulation  of
          ingredients in feminine hygiene products
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  267-a to read as follows:
     3    §  267-a.  Feminine  hygiene  product  safety. 1. For purposes of this
     4  section,
     5    a. "Feminine hygiene products"  means  tampons,  pads,  liners,  cups,
     6  sponges,  douches,  wipes, sprays, and similar products used in conjunc-
     7  tion with respect to menstruation or other genital-tract secretions.
     8    b. "Restricted substance" shall mean an unsafe chemical for  inclusion
     9  in  feminine  hygiene  products as determined by the commissioner, 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,  and
    13  isobutyl-, isopropyl-, butyl-, and  propylparaben.
    14    2.  Within one year of the effective date of this section, manufactur-
    15  ers of feminine hygiene products distributed, sold or offered  for  sale
    16  in  this  state,  whether  at retail or wholesale, for personal, profes-
    17  sional or commercial use, or distributed for promotional purposes, shall
    18  not  distribute  feminine  hygiene  products  containing  a   restricted
    19  substance  or  using such restricted substance as a fragrance, colorant,
    20  dye, preservative or other intentionally added ingredient.
    21    § 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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