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HF 2595

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 02:41pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/18/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; regulating the use of certain chemicals in food packaging;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [325F.555] FOOD PACKAGING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Food package" means a package or packaging component intended to market,
protect, or handle a product intended for food contact or used to store food and foodstuffs
for sale.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Package" means a container providing a means to market, protect, or handle a
product. Package includes (1) a unit package, an intermediate package, and a shipping
container, and (2) unsealed receptacles, including carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid
foil and other trays, wrappers and wrapping films, bags, and tubs.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Packaging component" means an individual assembled part of a package, including
but not limited to any interior or exterior blocking, bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing,
exterior strapping, coatings, closures, inks, and labels.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances" or "PFAS" means a class of
fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin A person is prohibited from manufacturing, knowingly selling,
offering for sale, distributing for sale, or distributing for use in Minnesota food packaging
to which PFAS have been intentionally added in any amount.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Enforcement. new text end

new text begin This section must be enforced by the attorney general under
section 8.31.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2020.
new text end