We are sorry to have to report that New York Assembly Bill A431C/Senate Bill S16D, bills to ban the sale of diet pill and muscle-building supplements to minors in New York, did not pass this year in the state legislature. Though this is very disappointing, the bill made tremendous progress in New York by passing a Senate floor vote last week and making it onto the agenda for the final Assembly floor vote yesterday – but alas, the Assembly adjourned for the session last night before they had a chance to vote on our bill and a number of others.
Although this outcome was not what we had hoped for, we are optimistic about the bill’s future. The widespread support for the bill in the New York legislature puts us in a good place for the next session in New York, starting January 2022.
Thank you all for your dedicated advocacy and perseverance throughout this process. We are especially grateful to New York Senator Shelley B. Mayer and Assemblymember Nily Rozic for being amazing champions of the bill and leading the charge in New York to protect young people. We won’t be giving up, and we are excited to be back in action on this campaign next year!
Thank you New York Assemblymember Rozic and Senator Mayer for being champions of bills to protect young people from dangerous weight loss and muscle-building supplements.
Introduced by New York Assemblymember Nily Rozic and Senator Shelley Mayer in the 2021 New York legislative session, Senate Bill S16D/Assembly Bill A431C would protect kids from dangerously underregulated over-the-counter diet pills and muscle-building supplements by restricting the sale to adults 18 years or older.
Helpful materials on NY Senate Bill S16D/Assembly Bill A431C: