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S 2000 - Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers - New York Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -

Title: Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (56-6) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes regulations for PFAS chemicals in food containers.

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  • Defines “food package” as a package or packaging component that is intended for direct food contact and is comprised in substantial part, of paper, paperboard, or other materials originally derived from plant fibers (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “perfluoroalkyl and polyflouroalkyl substances” or “PFAS substances” for the purposes of food packaging, as a class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits any individual from selling, distributing, or using food packaging in which PFAS substances are intentionally or knowingly added either directly or via constituent components (Sec.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers

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