senate Bill S6250

Signed by Governor Amended

Prohibits the sale of unsafe baby cribs

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 13 / Jan / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.13
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PROTECTION
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6250A
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PROTECTION
  • 17 / Mar / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8958
  • 17 / Mar / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.493
  • 17 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Mar / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 09 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.24

Summary

Prohibits the sale of unsafe baby cribs; removes the provision that the office of children and family services shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6250
S6250A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง399-i, Gen Bus L

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BILL NUMBER:S6250

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation
to the prohibition of the sale of unsafe cribs

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to protect infants from potential
hazards associated with the use of cribs that do not meet applicable
safety standards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would conform New York's crib safety
law with recently enacted federal rules regarding the sale and use of
cribs. Specifically, the bill would prohibit, on or after December 28,
2013, the use of an unsafe crib by any child care facility or place of
public accommodation and require the Office of Children and Family
Services to notify child care facilities of such prohibition. The
bill would also make technical and conforming changes.

Chapter 245 of the Laws of 2010 prohibited the importation,
manufacture of sale of any crib that does not meet safety standards
established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and
ASTM International. In December 2010, the CPSC adopted new crib safety
rules. In addition to enhancing crib design standards, these rules
prohibit the use of non-compliant cribs in certain childcare
facilities and places of public accommodation. This bill would conform
New York's law to the federal rule.

Finally, this bill is amended to eliminate the ASTM's corner post
standard, which is no longer in existence, and limit the regulatory
authority of the Office of Children and Family Services, with respect
to this legislation, to unsafe cribs in child care facilities, which
is their area of expertise.

JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 245 of the Laws of 2010 prohibited the
importation, manufacture or sale of any crib that does not meet safety
standards established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) and ASTM International. In December 2010, the CPSC adopted new
crib safety rules. In addition to enhancing crib design standards,
these rules prohibit the use of non-compliant cribs in certain
childcare facilities and places of public accommodation. This bill
would conform New York's law to the federal rule.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the
same manner as chapter 381 of the laws of 2013 takes effect.

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

                                  6250

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the prohibition
  of the sale of unsafe cribs

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iv)  of  paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of
section 399-i of the general business law, as amended by chapter 381  of
the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv)  The following standards and specifications of ASTM International
for corner posts of baby cribs and structural integrity  of  baby  cribs
and any standards and specifications adopted to amend or supplement such
standards:
  (A) [ASTM F 966 (corner post standard),
  (B)] ASTM F 1169 (structural integrity of full-size baby cribs), and
  [(C)] (B) ASTM F 406 (non-full-size cribs).
  S  2.  Subdivision  3 of section 399-i of the general business law, as
added by chapter 381 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  3. (a) On or after December twenty-eighth, two thousand  thirteen,  no
child  care  facility or place of public accommodation shall use or have
on the premises an unsafe crib. This subdivision shall not apply  to  an
antique  or collectible crib if it is not used by, or accessible to, any
child in the child care facility or place of public accommodation.
  (b) The office of children and family services, in  consultation  with
the  New York city department of health and mental hygiene, shall notify
child care facilities of the provisions of this  subdivision  in  plain,
non-technical  language  that  will  enable  each child care facility to
effectively inspect and identify unsafe  cribs.  Such  notice  shall  be
given  to  every  child  care  facility  upon the effective date of this
[article] SECTION or as soon as practicable thereafter, and such  notice
shall also be given to each applicant for license or registration pursu-
ant to section three hundred ninety of the social services law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11993-01-3

S. 6250                             2

  (c)  The office of children and family services shall promulgate rules
and regulations to carry out the provisions of  this  subdivision,  WITH
RESPECT TO UNSAFE CRIB IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
  S  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as chapter 381 of the laws of 2013 takes effect.

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