NEW YORK A.B. 8744 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

Sponsor: Assemblymember Robert Sweeney (D)

Summary: Current version (4/30/2014) A.B. 8744-A: Prohibits the manufacture, distribution and sale of personal care products or cosmetics containing microbeads. Allows personal cosmetic products that are regulated as a drug by the United States Food and Drug Administration may be sold or offered for sale until January 1, 2017.

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Status: Introduced; referred to Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee 2/11/2014. Meeting held; passed committee; referred to Assembly Codes Committee 2/26/2014. Off the Floor meeting held; passed; referred to Assembly Ways and Means Committee 3/4/2014. Amended 4/29/2014. Passed Assembly; referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee 5/5/2014.

Companion Bill: 2014 S.B. 7018

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