ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

ASSEMBLY, Nos. 1685 and 3854

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

  ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)

Assemblywoman  VERLINA REYNOLDS-JACKSON

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

Assemblywoman  LISA SWAIN

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  SADAF F. JAFFER

District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)

Assemblywoman  SHANIQUE SPEIGHT

District 29 (Essex)

Assemblyman  HERB CONAWAY, JR.

District 7 (Burlington)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen McKnight, Murphy, Piperno, Eulner, Haider, Assemblyman Stanley, Assemblywoman DeFuccio and Assemblyman Atkins

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires ingredients of menstrual products to be listed on package.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Substitute as adopted by the Assembly Women and Children Committee.

  

 

 

 


An Act concerning menstrual products and supplementing P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et. seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  As used in this section:

     “Ingredient” means a substance that is present in any quantity in a menstrual product.

     “Menstrual product” means a product manufactured for the purpose of catching menstruation and vaginal discharge, including but not limited to a tampon, sanitary pad, disc, menstrual cup, and underwear.  The term shall include both disposable and reusable products.

     b.  Every package or box containing menstrual products that is sold or offered for sale in this State shall contain a label listing all of the ingredients contained in the menstrual product and the percentage of each ingredient.  The information shall be displayed in a manner that is conspicuous and easily understandable to consumers.

     c.  It shall be an unlawful practice and a violation of P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.) to manufacture a package or box containing menstrual products that does not meet the requirements of subsection b. of this section.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.