Bill Text: NY S02387 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to menstrual product labeling; requires label affixed thereto or a package insert, upon which there shall be plainly and conspicuously printed a list of all ingredients which shall be listed in order of predominance.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-10-11 - SIGNED CHAP.362 [S02387 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02387-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

            Cal. No. 459

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 24, 2019

          THOMAS  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
          committed to the Committee on Women's  Issues  --  reported  favorably
          from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
          third reading,  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the  Assembly,
          recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored to third reading, amended and
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of  third  reading
          --  again  amended  and  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the
          order of third reading

        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to menstrual prod-
          uct labeling

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  399-aaaa to read as follows:
     3    §  399-aaaa.  Menstrual  product  labeling.  1.  For  purposes of this
     4  section:
     5    (a) "ingredient" shall mean an intentionally added  substance  present
     6  in the menstrual product;
     7    (b)  "menstrual  product"  shall mean products used for the purpose of
     8  catching menstruation and vaginal discharge, including but  not  limited
     9  to  tampons,  pads,  and  menstrual  cups.  These products may be either
    10  disposable or reusable.
    11    2. No later than eighteen months after this section shall have  become
    12  a  law,  each  package or box containing menstrual products sold in this
    13  state shall contain a plain and conspicuous printed list of all ingredi-
    14  ents which shall be listed in order of  predominance.  Such  list  shall
    15  either be printed on the package or affixed thereto.

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

        S. 2387--B                          2

     1    3.  The  requirements  of  this section shall apply in addition to any
     2  other labeling requirements established pursuant to any other  provision
     3  of law.
     4    4.  Whenever a violation of this section has occurred, a civil penalty
     5  of one percent of the manufacturer's total annual in-state sales not  to
     6  exceed  one  thousand dollars per package or box shall be imposed on the
     7  manufacturer.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     9  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    10  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    11  tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
    12  completed on or before such effective date.