senate Bill S3703B

Relates to expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act

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  • 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).

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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

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BILL NUMBER:S3703B

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 chlorinated 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)
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:

S. 6080 of 2012 Referenced to Senate Committee on Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect December 1, 2015.

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

                                 3703--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI, AVELLA, BALL, BOYLE, ESPAILLAT, GIPSON,
  HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, LANZA, LATIMER,  PARKER,  ROBACH,  SAVINO,  SERRANO,
  VALESKY  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its  place  in  the  order of third reading -- reported favorably from
  said committee and committed to the Committee on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD04645-04-4

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