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S02000 Summary:

BILL NOS02000B
 
SAME ASSAME AS A04739-B
 
SPONSORHOYLMAN
 
COSPNSRADDABBO, BIAGGI, BOYLE, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, METZGER, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 37-0203, ren 37-0209, 37-0211 & 37-0213 to be 37-0211, 37-0213 & 37-0215, add 37-0209, En Con L
 
Relates to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging.
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S02000 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         2000--B
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 18, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN, BIAGGI, BOYLE, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, COMRIE,
          GAUGHRAN, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, KAPLAN,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAY,
          METZGER,  RIVERA, SALAZAR, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
          Environmental  Conservation  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
          recommitted  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation in accord-
          ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
          use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 37-0203 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
     2  amended by adding two new subdivisions 5 and 6 to read as follows:
     3    5.  "Food  package"  means  a  package  or packaging component that is
     4  intended for direct food contact and is comprised, in substantial  part,
     5  of  paper,  paperboard, or other materials originally derived from plant
     6  fibers.
     7    6.  "Perfluoroalkyl   and   polyfluoroalkyl   substances"   or   "PFAS
     8  substances"  shall  mean, for the purposes of food packaging, a class of
     9  fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully  fluorinated
    10  carbon atom.
    11    §  2.  Sections  37-0209,  37-0211  and  37-0213  of the environmental
    12  conservation law are renumbered sections 37-0211, 37-0213 and 37-0215.
    13    § 3. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
    14  section 37-0209 to read as follows:
    15  § 37-0209. Prohibition  on the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl
    16               substances in food packaging.
    17    No person shall sell or  offer  for  sale,  distribute  for  sale,  or
    18  distribute  for use in this state food packaging in which perfluoroalkyl
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04218-08-0

        S. 2000--B                          2
 
     1  and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances  are  intentionally  or  knowingly
     2  added either directly or via constituent components.
     3    §  4.  This  act  shall take effect December 31, 2021. Effective imme-
     4  diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
     5  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
     6  authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
     7  effective date.
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