senate Bill S372

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits the manufacture, distribution and sale of toys and child care products containing phthalates

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to consumer protection
Jan 07, 2009 referred to consumer protection

S372 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2690
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง397-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4212
2013-2014: A5295
2015-2016: A386
2017-2018: A994
2019-2020: A756
2021-2022: A1554

S372 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the manufacture, distribution and sale of certain toys and child care products containing phthalates; imposes a civil fine of not less than $10,000 a day for violation of such provisions.

S372 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S372 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   372

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MORAHAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  manufacture, distribution and sale of toys  and  child  care  products
  containing phthalates

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
phthalates  are  a  class  of chemicals used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
plastic to improve flexibility and in cosmetics to bind fragrance to the
product. Phthalates are used in  many products intended for use by young
children including, but not limited to, teethers, toys and soft  plastic
books.
  It  is  further  found  that  there is extensive scientific literature
reporting the hormone disrupting effect of phthalates,  and  substantial
evidence that levels of the phthalates of concern are found in humans at
levels  associated  with  adverse  effects. Population studies show that
virtually everyone carries some level of phthalates in their  body.  For
the general population, the oral route of exposure is considered a major
route.
  S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b
to read as follows:
  S 397-B. TOYS AND CHILD CARE PRODUCTS; PHTHALATES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES
OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "CHILD  CARE  ARTICLE" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY
THE MANUFACTURER TO FACILITATE SLEEP, RELAXATION OR THE FEEDING OF CHIL-
DREN, OR TO HELP CHILDREN WITH SUCKING OR TEETHING;
  (B) "TOY" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE  MANUFACTURER
TO BE USED BY CHILDREN WHEN THEY PLAY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03669-01-9

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. 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.