A00507 Summary:

BILL NOA00507
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02656
 
SPONSORJones
 
COSPNSRGunther, Lupardo, Salka, Hawley, Giglio JM, Miller B, Tague, Friend, Blankenbush, Goodell, Norris, Stirpe, Woerner
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 16-A 266 & 267, Gen Bus L
 
Provides that only products containing milk may use the term "milk product" on labels and advertisements; defines "milk product".
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A00507 Actions:

BILL NOA00507
 
01/06/2021referred to consumer affairs and protection
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A00507 Committee Votes:

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A00507 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00507 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A507
 
SPONSOR: Jones
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale and labeling of milk and milk products   PURPOSE: Provides that only products containing one hundred percent milk may use the term "milk" on labels and advertisements.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 16-A to read as follows: § 266. Definitions. For the purposes of this article: "Milk" shall mean a whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vita- mins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of female cows, goats, or other animals, used as food by humans; including such liquid, as described herein, as may be altered by vitamin additives. § 267. Selling and labeling of milk. Only products containing one hundred percent milk, as defined in section two hundred sixty-six of this article, shall use the term "milk" on any label ox advertisement of such product. The term "milk" may be used in the nutritional notations of any product where appropriate. Section 2 establishes the effective date. Justification: This bill would seek to prevent the advertisement of non-dairy products as "milk". Artificial milk products tend to benefit from dairy based advertisement by labeling their products as "milk" when it actually contains no dairy products. False representation of a product can be misleading to the consumer and public purchasing the item. Only products containing one hundred percent milk should be allowed to use the term "milk" on any label and advertisement of such product.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015/2016 Referred to Consumer Affairs Committee 2017/2018 Referred to Consumer Affairs and Protection 06/04/19 referred to consumer affairs and protection 01/08/20 referred to consumer affairs and protection 03/09/20 amend (t) and recommit to consumer affairs and protection 03/09/20 print number 8144-A   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first October next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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A00507 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           507
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced   by  M.  of  A.  JONES,  GUNTHER,  LUPARDO,  SALKA,  HAWLEY,
          J. M. GIGLIO, B. MILLER, TAGUE, FRIEND, BLANKENBUSH, GOODELL,  NORRIS,
          STIRPE, WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer
          Affairs and Protection

        AN  ACT  to  amend the general business law, in relation to the sale and
          labeling of milk and milk products
 
          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 article
     2  16-A to read as follows:
     3                                ARTICLE 16-A
     4                 SALE AND LABELING OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
     5  Section 266. Definitions.
     6          267. Selling and labeling of milk and milk products.
     7    §  266. Definitions. For the purposes of this article: 1. "Milk" shall
     8  mean the lacteal secretion obtained from one or  more  healthy  mammals,
     9  e.g., cows, goats, sheep, and water buffalo;
    10    2.  "Milk products" shall mean food products made exclusively or prin-
    11  cipally from milk, including, but not limited to, the  following:  milk,
    12  whole  milk,  lowfat  milk,  skim  milk, cream, half and half, dry milk,
    13  nonfat dry milk, dry cream, condensed  or  concentrated  milk  products,
    14  cultured  or  acidified  milk  or  milk products, kefir, eggnog, yogurt,
    15  butter, cheese (where not specifically exempted  by  regulation),  whey,
    16  condensed  or  dry  whey  or  whey  products, ice cream, ice milk, other
    17  frozen dairy desserts and products obtained by modifying the chemical or
    18  physical characteristics of milk, cream,  or  whey  by  using  cultures,
    19  enzymes,  solvents, heat, pressure, cooling, vacuum, ultrafiltration, or
    20  other similar processes, and any such product made by  the  addition  or
    21  subtraction  of  milkfat  or  the addition of safe and suitable optional
    22  ingredients.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04213-01-1

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     1    § 267. Selling and labeling of milk and milk products.  Only  products
     2  that  contain  milk, as defined in section two hundred sixty-six of this
     3  article, shall use any of the terms defined as "milk products"  pursuant
     4  to  section two hundred sixty-six of this article on any label or adver-
     5  tisement of such product.
     6    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of October next succeed-
     7  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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