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File #: Int 1513-2017    Version: * Name: Banning the sale of personal care products which contain certain chemicals in NYC.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 3/16/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to banning the sale of personal care products which contain certain chemicals in the city of New York
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill bans the sale of all cosmetics containing certain formaldehyde-releasing chemicals and potentially harmful preservatives in New York City. Some preservatives used in cosmetics can release the harmful chemical formaldehyde under certain conditions. Additionally, some studies have identified the presence of certain preservatives used in cosmetics in breast cancer tumors.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1513, 2. Int. No. 1513, 3. March 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1513

 

By Council Member Espinal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to banning the sale of personal care products which contain certain chemicals in the city of New York

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-699.7 to read as follows:

§ 20-699.7 Ban on the sale of cosmetics containing harmful chemicals. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Person. The term “person” means any natural person, individual, corporation, unincorporated association, proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock association, or other entity or business organization.

Formaldehyde-releasing chemicals. The term “formaldehyde-releasing chemicals” means methylene glycol, quaternium-15, or diazolidinyl urea.

Propyl paraben. The term “propyl paraben” means a chemical preservative used in various cosmetic products.

Cosmetic. The term “cosmetic” means any cosmetic, as defined under 21 U.S.C. §321(i).

Stock keeping unit. The term “stock keeping unit” means each group of items offered for sale of the same brand name, quantity of contents, retail price and variety.

b. Sales ban. It is unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale any cosmetic containing formaldehyde-releasing chemicals or propyl paraben in the city of New York.

c. Penalty. Any person who violates subdivision b of this section or any of the regulations promulgated thereunder is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $250 for each violation. Each failure to comply with subdivision b of this section with respect to any one stock keeping unit constitutes a separate violation.

d. Rules and regulations. The department is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to implement and enforce the provisions of this section.

§2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department may promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement section one of this local law on or before its effective date.

 

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