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SF 70

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 09:16am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; regulating 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.075] FOOD PACKAGING; PFAS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
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new text begin (b) "Food package" means a package or packaging component intended to market,
protect, or handle a product intended for food or beverage contact or used to store food or
a beverage 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:
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new text begin (1) a unit package, an intermediate package, and a shipping container; and
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new text begin (2) unsealed receptacles, including carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid foil and other
trays, wrappers and wrapping films, bags, and tubs.
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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.
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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.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin No person shall manufacture, knowingly sell, offer for sale,
distribute for sale, or distribute for use in Minnesota a food package that contains intentionally
added PFAS.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Enforcement. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may enforce
this section under sections 115.071 and 116.072. The commissioner must coordinate with
the commissioners of commerce and health in enforcing this section.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022.
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