senate Bill S3703

Amended

Relates to expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act

download pdf

Sponsor

Co-Sponsors

view all co-sponsors

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.285
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 09 / Oct / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • 09 / Oct / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3703A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3703B
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.339
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4741

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).

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4741
Versions:
S3703
S3703A
S3703B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0703, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6080, A9045

Votes

5
0
5
Aye
0
Nay
7
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
0
abstained
show Environmental Conservation committee vote details

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3703

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

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

In the 1970s, THIS (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) was used in
children's sleepwear as a substitute for THIS (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosp-
hate (TRIS-BP), which was banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commis-
sion because of potential health concerns. Subsequent testing on TDCPP
caused manufacturers to stop using TDCPP in children's sleepwear volun-
tarily. 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 demon-
strating TDCPP's adverse health effects.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 6080 of 2012 Referenced to Senate Commit-
tee on Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect December 1, 2015.

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

                                  3703

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2013
                               ___________

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, 2015.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04645-01-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.