senate Bill S6080

Relates to expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act

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  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Relates to expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act; expands the definition of "TRIS" to include TDCPP (TRIS (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate).

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9045
Versions:
S6080
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0703, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S6080

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law,
in relation to expanding
the TRIS-free children and babies act

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to limit children's exposure to certain
chemicals.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would prohibit the use of TRIS (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)
phosphate (TDCPP) in certain child care products.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:
Amends subdivision 2 of §37-0703 of the Environmental Conservation Law.

JUSTIFICATION:
TRIS is the common name for a family of chlorinated flame retardants.
In 2011, the Legislature banned the use of TRIS (2-chloroethyl)
phosphate (TCEP) in child care products because of the risks TCEP
poses to children's health.

In the 1970s, TRIS (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) was used
in children's sleepwear as a substitute for TRIS (2,3-dibromopropyl)
phosphate (TRIS-BP), which was banned by the Consumer Product Safety
Commission because of potential health concerns. SUbsequent testing
on TDCPP caused manufacturers to stop using TDCPP in children's
sleepwear voluntarily. However, TDCPP is currently being used in
plastics, resins and polyurethane foams found in car seats and baby
products. TDCPP is not chemically bound to these products. As a
result, TDCPP is present in indoor air and dust, in the environment,
and in human tissue. Younger children, particularly babies, are
especially vulnerable because of their smaller and developing bodies.

California recently added TDCPP to its Proposition 65 list, which
lists "chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm," because of animal studies
demonstrating TDCPP's adverse health effects.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is new legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect December 1, 2014.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6080

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2  of  section  37-0703  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  added  by  chapter  259  of the laws of 2011, is
amended to read as follows:
  2. "TRIS" shall include  TCEP  (TRIS  (2-chloroethyl)  phosphate)  AND
TDCPP (TRIS (1,3-DICHLORO-2-PROPYL) PHOSPHATE).
  S 2. This act shall take effect December 1, 2014.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13614-02-1

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