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New York Introduces Several Bills Targeting BPA-Containing Products

March 16, 2015

The State of New York has introduced several bills related to the manufacture and sale of products containing bisphenol A (BPA).

  • Senate Bill 2764 would prohibit the sale or offering for sale of toys, liquids, foods and beverages in containers, for children three years of age or younger, containing BPA beginning December 1, 2016. The bill would also require manufacturers of products containing BPA to use the least toxic alternative chemical compound to replace BPA.
  • Assembly Bill 2997 would prohibit the sale or offering for sale of toys, liquids, foods and beverages in containers containing BPA for children three years of age or younger beginning December 1, 2017.
  • Assembly Bill 3276 would prohibit the sale or offering for sale of liquids, foods and beverages in containers containing BPA beginning December 1, 2017. Known as the “Bisphenol A-Free Children and Babies Act,” the bill would also require manufacturers of products containing BPA to use the least toxic alternative chemical compound to replace BPA.
  • Assembly Bill 3359 would prohibit the manufacture, distribution and sale of certain toys and child care products containing BPA or phthalates and would impose a civil fine of not less than $10,000 a day for violations. The phthalates regulated under this bill are di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) in concentrations in excess of 0.1 percent either individually or in combination. This act would take effect on the first of January following the date on which it is enacted.
  • Senate Bill 2763 would prohibit the distribution and use of paper containing BPA for thebecoming law recording of any business transaction, including, but not limited to, receipts, credits, withdrawals, deposits, and credit and debit card records. This act would take effect on the 180th day after
  • Assembly Bill 3267 would prohibit the manufacture, sale or distribution of thermal receipt paper or cash register receipt paper containing BPA on or after October 1, 2017. However, if a safe alternative to the use of BPA in these products is not identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on or before June 30, 2017, the implementation date of the prohibition would be extended to July 1, 2019.
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