The prospect of facing bicoastal enforcement in two of the largest markets in the US could prove burdensome to businesses.

By Kegan A. Brown, Michael G. Romey, James A. Erselius, and Lucas I. Quass

On January 21, 2019, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a proposal for the Consumer Right to Know Act — legislation that would authorize the Department of Environmental Conservation, in consultation with the Department of Health and the Department of State, to develop regulations establishing on-package labeling requirements for designated products indicating the presence of potentially hazardous chemicals, including carcinogens. If passed, the law would parallel California’s Proposition 65, which was enacted in 1986. Regulations updating Proposition 65 went into effect on August 30, 2018, which Latham & Watkins has summarized in previous blog posts.