The state of New York has proposed a bill amending the general business law by adding a new section 399-aaaa, which would make it unlawful to sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, give, donate, or distribute a fur product by any means in the state.By Bureau Veritas Technical Services 3 minute read
Definitions in the proposed law are as follows:
“Fur": Any animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state. "Fur" does not include such skins or parts thereof as are to be converted into leather, which in processing will have the hair, fleece, or fur fiber completely removed; cowhide with hair attached thereto; or lambskin or sheepskin with fleece attached thereto.
"Fur Product": Any article of clothing or covering for any part of the body, or any fashion accessory, including but not limited to handbags, shoes, slippers, hats, earmuffs, scarves, shawls, gloves, jewelry, and key chains, that is made in whole or in part of fur.
If passed, the law will become effective January 1, 2021.
For your reference, a listing of Current and Proposed State and City Fur Bans is as follows:
|State or City||Proposed or Enacted||Effective Date|
|State of California||Proposed||No date proposed|
|State of Hawaii||Proposed||No date proposed, will take effect upon its approval|
|State of New York||Proposed||If passed: Effective January 1, 2021|
|City of Berkley, CA||Enacted||March 28, 2017|
|City of San Francisco, CA||Enacted||January 1, 2020|
|City of Los Angeles, CA||Enacted||If passed: January 1, 2021|
|City of West Hollywood, CA||Enacted||September 21, 2013|
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