Prohibits the manufacture, sale or distribution of business transaction paper containing bisphenol A.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 212--B 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. MAISEL, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, COLTON, LUPARDO, ROBINSON, P. RIVERA, WEPRIN, SCHIMEL, PERRY, BRONSON, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, BOYLAND, COOK, GIBSON, JOHNS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conservation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the sale of thermal receipt paper containing bisphenol A THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 37-0513 to read as follows: S 37-0513. THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER" OR "CASH REGISTER RECEIPT PAPER" MEANS ANY PAPER THAT IS USED BY A COMMERCIAL ENTITY TO ISSUE A MECHANICALLY PRODUCED RECORD OF A COMMERCIAL TRANS- ACTION. 2. ON AND AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2014 NO PERSON SHALL MANUFACTURE, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR DISTRIBUTE ANY THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER OR CASH REGISTER RECEIPT PAPER THAT CONTAINS BISPHENOL A. 3. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION 2 OF THIS SECTION, IF THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DOES NOT IDENTIFY A SAFE, COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE USE OF BISPHENOL A IN THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER OR CASH REGISTER RECEIPT PAPER ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2014, NO PERSON SHALL MANUFACTURE, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR DISTRIB- UTE ANY THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER OR CASH REGISTER RECEIPT PAPER THAT CONTAINS BISPHENOL A ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2016. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00765-04-2