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A08966 Summary:

COSPNSRGlick, Titone, Paulin, Millman, Kavanagh
MLTSPNSRGalef, Maisel, Pheffer, Weisenberg
Add S399-aaa, Gen Bus L
Prohibits the selling and manufacturing of fur-bearing articles of clothing; defines terms; imposes a fine for violations.
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A08966 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2007-2008 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      June 6, 2007
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- reported and  referred
          to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  selling  and

          manufacturing of fur-bearing articles of clothing
          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-aaa to read as follows:
     3    § 399-aaa. Selling and manufacturing of fur-bearing articles of cloth-
     4  ing. 1. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall  have
     5  the following meanings:
     6    (a)  "faux fur" shall mean artificially manufactured fur which is made
     7  to resemble real fur but which is not derived from animals.
     8    (b) "real fur" shall mean animal  skin  or  part  thereof  with  hair,
     9  fleece,  or  fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed
    10  state.

    11    2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm,  partnership  or  corpo-
    12  ration to knowingly import for profit, sell at retail, offer for sale at
    13  retail,  or  manufacture  articles  of  clothing  which include, or have
    14  attached in any quantity and of any value, fur that is  not  labeled  as
    15  being "faux fur" or "real fur", or is incorrectly labeled.
    16    3.  Labeling  of  articles of clothing pursuant to this section may be
    17  accomplished by adding "faux fur" or "real fur"  to  the  permanent  tag
    18  attached  to  the clothing, to the temporary tag used by the merchant to
    19  identify the merchandise, or by affixing,  in  a  conspicuous  place,  a
    20  sticker  stating  "faux  fur"  or  "real fur" to the article of clothing
    21  itself.

    22    Articles of clothing containing or having  attached  any  quantity  or
    23  value of "real fur" shall have certain disclosures on the label required
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  in  this  section  so as not to be considered misbranded under 15 U.S.C.
     2  69b.
     3    4.  A  violation  of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not
     4  more than five hundred dollars for the first violation and not more than
     5  one thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall

     7  have become a law.
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