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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
|Feb 09, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S3130
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3130 - Details
S3130 - Summary
Establishes a program to provide information to consumers concerning household hazardous products; such information to be available at the point of retail sale by labels and pamphlets; provides such information should disclose hazards and inform people of environmentally safer alternatives; provides for the establishment of a hazardous product list by the department of environmental conservation.
S3130 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3130 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to retail shelf labeling of household hazardous products and related consumer information PURPOSE: To inform consumers about which household products are hazardous; and to provide information about safe disposal of such products and environmentally safer alternatives. Such information shall be provided at the point of retail selection. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The household hazardous waste shelf labeling law would require all retailers to place hazardous waste stickers or labels on the shelf displaying any products that contain hazardous chemicals. The labels would alert consumers that such products contain hazardous substances. The law would also require the Department of Environmental Conservation to prepare pamphlets that describe how to safely dispose of such household products and information about environmentally safer alternatives. Retailers would then be required to display such pamphlets in the vicinity of the household hazardous products. The bill requires the Department to promulgate a list of hazardous
S3130 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3130 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 9, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HUNTLEY, ADAMS, DIAZ, SAVINO, STAVISKY -- 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 retail shelf labeling of household hazardous products and related consumer information THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 4 to read as follows: TITLE IV HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS; CONSUMER INFORMATION SECTION 37-0401. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS; CONSUMER INFORMATION. S 37-0401. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS; CONSUMER INFORMATION. 1. TO THE EXTENT FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL, IN CONSUL- TATION WITH NEW YORK RETAILERS AND PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS, ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO: A. PROVIDE INFORMATION TO RETAILERS WITH RESPECT TO THE HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION AND ENVIRON- MENTALLY SAFER ALTERNATIVES TO THOSE PRODUCTS; B. PROVIDE LABELS FOR RETAIL USE WITH RESPECT TO THE HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS; C. PROVIDE PAMPHLETS FOR CONSUMERS, TO BE MADE AVAILABLE BY RETAILERS AT THE POINT OF SALE, DESCRIBING THE TOXICITY OF THESE HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS, SAFER DISPOSAL METHODS, AND ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS WHICH ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFER; AND D. REQUIRE THAT RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS DISPLAY THESE LABELS AND PAMPHLETS ON SHELVES, OR IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS, WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. 2. "HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS" FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION ARE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02471-01-1
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