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A10599 Summary:

BILL NOA10599
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSOROrtiz
 
COSPNSRBarron, McDonough
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 37 Title 9 37-0901 - 37-0907, En Con L
 
Requires additional labels on clothing composed of more than fifty percent synthetic material to notify consumers such clothing sheds plastic microfibers when washed.
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A10599 Actions:

BILL NOA10599
 
05/08/2018referred to environmental conservation
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A10599 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10599
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       May 8, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          requiring additional labels on certain microfiber clothing
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law is amended
     2  by adding a new title 9 to read as follows:
     3                                  TITLE IX
     4                        SYNTHETIC PLASTIC MICROFIBER
     5  Section 37-0901. Definitions.
     6          37-0903. Microfiber clothing label requirements.
     7          37-0905. Preemption.
     8          37-0907. Rules and regulations.
     9  § 37-0901. Definitions.
    10    As used in this article:  1. "Clothing" means an  article  of  apparel
    11  intended to be worn by a person, not including hats or shoes.
    12    2.  "Plastic  microfiber"  means  a  small  synthetic particle that is
    13  fibrous in shape, less than five millimeters in length, and is  released
    14  into  water  through the regular washing of textiles made from synthetic
    15  material.
    16  § 37-0903. Microfiber clothing label requirements.
    17    1. Beginning January first, two  thousand  twenty,  no  person,  firm,
    18  partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation shall
    19  manufacture  for sale any new clothing made from fabric that is composed
    20  of more than fifty percent  synthetic  material,  if  a  care  label  is
    21  required for that clothing pursuant to part four hundred twenty-three of
    22  title  sixteen  of the code of federal regulations, without including on
    23  such care label, in addition to the care  information  and  instructions
    24  required  pursuant to such federal law, one of the following statements,
    25  as applicable:
    26    a. For clothing for which machine washing or hand  washing  is  recom-
    27  mended or required: "This garment sheds plastic microfibers when washed.
    28  Hand washing recommended to reduce shedding."
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15510-01-8

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     1    b.  For all other clothing that does not meet the description in para-
     2  graph a of this subdivision or if including the statement in paragraph a
     3  of this subdivision would violate  part  four  hundred  twenty-three  of
     4  title  sixteen  of  the code of federal regulations: "This garment sheds
     5  plastic microfibers when washed."
     6    2.  Beginning  January  first,  two  thousand twenty, no person, firm,
     7  partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation shall
     8  sell or offer for sale  any  new  clothing  made  from  fabric  that  is
     9  composed  of  more  than  fifty  percent  synthetic  material  without a
    10  conspicuous label that is visible to the consumer at the point of  sale,
    11  in  the  form  of  a  sticker,  hang  tag, or any other label type, that
    12  includes one of the following statements, as applicable:
    13    a. For clothing for which machine washing or hand  washing  is  recom-
    14  mended or required: "This garment sheds plastic microfibers when washed,
    15  which  contributes to marine plastic pollution. Hand washing recommended
    16  to reduce shedding."
    17    b. For clothing for which dry  cleaning  is  required:  "This  garment
    18  sheds plastic microfibers when washed, which contributes to marine plas-
    19  tic pollution. Dry clean only."
    20    c.  For all other clothing that does not meet the description in para-
    21  graph a or b of this subdivision or if including the  applicable  state-
    22  ment  in  paragraph  a  or b of this subdivision would violate part four
    23  hundred twenty-three of title sixteen  of  the  code  of  federal  regu-
    24  lations:  "This  garment  sheds  plastic  microfibers when washed, which
    25  contributes to marine plastic pollution."
    26  § 37-0905. Preemption.
    27    The provisions of this title shall preempt any ordinance or resolution
    28  of a municipality, county or any other local government entity  relating
    29  to synthetic plastic microfiber.
    30  § 37-0907. Rules and regulations.
    31    The  department is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations
    32  as it shall deem necessary to implement the provisions of this title.
    33    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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