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S07508 Summary:

BILL NOS07508
 
SAME ASSAME AS A08813
 
SPONSORHINCHEY
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §81, add §103-a, Cannabis L
 
Relates to the packaging of cannabis and industrial hemp products; requires the cannabis control board to develop strategic plans detailing the packaging and labeling requirements to be used prior to the retail sale of any cannabis or cannabis product; establishes a sustainable cannabis packaging incubator program.
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S07508 Actions:

BILL NOS07508
 
11/05/2021REFERRED TO RULES
01/05/2022REFERRED TO RULES
01/07/2022REFERENCE CHANGED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
05/02/2022REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
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S07508 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7508
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    November 5, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the cannabis law, in relation to the packaging of canna-
          bis and hemp products
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Section 81 of the cannabis law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
     3    2-a. Such rules and regulations shall include requiring the  board  to
     4  develop strategic plans detailing the primary use of industrial hemp for
     5  packaging  and labeling requirements to be used prior to the retail sale
     6  of any cannabis or cannabis product to a cannabis consumer,  in  accord-
     7  ance  with  this  chapter.    For the purposes of this section, the term
     8  "industrial  hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part    of
     9  such     plant,    whether growing    or    not,    with   a     delta-9
    10  tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry
    11  weight basis.
    12    § 2. The cannabis law is amended by adding a new section 103-a to read
    13  as follows:
    14    § 103-a. Sustainable cannabis packaging; incubator program.  1.    The
    15  board,  in  coordination  with the empire state development corporation,
    16  and after receiving input from other relevant stakeholders, shall estab-
    17  lish and implement a sustainable cannabis packaging incubator program to
    18  encourage the use and  development  of  sustainable  cannabis  packaging
    19  materials for use in the adult-use cannabis industry.
    20    2. Such program participants shall develop compostable and biodegrada-
    21  ble  cannabis packaging materials and shall prioritize the use of indus-
    22  trial hemp for the creation of such packaging materials. Such  composta-
    23  ble  and biodegradable cannabis packaging materials produced through the
    24  incubator program shall be no less than thirty percent hemp.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13375-03-1

        S. 7508                             2
 
     1    3. All participants in such program shall be required to purchase hemp
     2  products from either: (a) a New York state resident or  business  enter-
     3  prise,  including  a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability
     4  company or corporation, that meets the small farm classification  devel-
     5  oped by the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of
     6  Agriculture,  has  filed  a  schedule  F with farm receipts for the last
     7  three years, qualifies for an agriculture  assessment  and  meets  other
     8  qualifications  defined  in  regulation by the board to demonstrate that
     9  they operate a farm operation, as defined in section three  hundred  one
    10  of  the agriculture and markets law; or (b) a New York state resident or
    11  business  enterprise,  including  a  sole  proprietorship,  partnership,
    12  limited liability company or corporation, that is a small farm operator.
    13    4.  The board shall promulgate guidelines, rules and regulations as it
    14  may deem necessary to fully effectuate the provisions of this section.
    15    5. The board shall allocate available funds to administer the  program
    16  created pursuant to subdivision one of this section.
    17    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    18  it shall have become a law.
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