Bill Text: NY A04739 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 50-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-19 - substituted by s2000a [A04739 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04739-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    February 5, 2019

        Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY, THIELE, GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL, EPSTEIN,
          CARROLL, COLTON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environ-
          mental  Conservation  --  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
    19  and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances are present.
    20    § 4. This act shall take effect December  31,  2021.  Effective  imme-
    21  diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
    22  necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
    23  authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
    24  effective date.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.