Bill Text: NY S02000 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

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

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - ordered to third reading rules cal.490 [S02000 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02000-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 18, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BOYLE, KRUEGER, SALAZAR, STAVISKY -- 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  commit-

        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.