senate Bill S3628A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Restricts the use of decabromodiphenyl ether in certain products

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 23, 2012 print number 3628a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 28, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S3628 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0101, add §37-0115, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S177

S3628 - Summary

Restricts the use of decabromodiphenyl ether in certain products.

S3628 - Sponsor Memo

S3628 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3628

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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
  restricting the use of certain ethers in certain products

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

  Section 1. Section 37-0101 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding two new subdivisions 7 and 8 to read as follows:
  7.  "COVERED  ELECTRONIC DEVICE" MEANS A DESKTOP OR PERSONAL COMPUTER,
COMPUTER MONITOR, PORTABLE COMPUTER, CATHODE RAY TUBE  BASED  TELEVISION
OR A TELEVISION THAT IS NOT CATHODE RAY TUBE BASED.
  8.  "DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER" MEANS THE CHEMICAL MIXTURE PREDOMINATELY
COMPRISED OF DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER, AND INCLUDING ASSOCIATED  POLYBRO-
MINATED DIPHENYL ETHER IMPURITIES NOT INTENTIONALLY ADDED.
  S  2.  The  environmental  conservation law is amended by adding a new
section 37-0115 to read as follows:
S 37-0115. RESTRICTION OF DECABROMODIPHENYL  ETHER  IN  ELECTRONICS  AND
             TEXTILES.
  1.  LEGISLATIVE  INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES ALL OF THE
FOLLOWING: POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (PBDES) HAVE BEEN USED  EXTEN-
SIVELY  AS  FLAME  RETARDANTS  IN  A  LARGE  NUMBER  OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD
PRODUCTS FOR THE PAST THIRTY YEARS. STUDIES ON ANIMALS SHOW  THAT  PBDES
CAN  IMPACT  THE DEVELOPING BRAIN, AFFECTING BEHAVIOR AND LEARNING AFTER
BIRTH AND INTO ADULTHOOD, MAKING EXPOSURE  TO  FETUSES  AND  CHILDREN  A
PARTICULAR CONCERN. LEVELS OF PBDES ARE INCREASING IN PEOPLE, AND IN THE
ENVIRONMENT,  PARTICULARLY  IN  NORTH  AMERICA.  BECAUSE  PEOPLE  CAN BE
EXPOSED TO THESE CHEMICALS THROUGH HOUSE DUST AND INDOOR AIR AS WELL  AS
THROUGH FOOD, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PHASE OUT THEIR USE IN COMMON HOUSEHOLD
PRODUCTS,  PROVIDED  THAT  EFFECTIVE FLAME RETARDANTS THAT ARE SAFER AND
TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE ARE AVAILABLE AT A REASONABLE COST.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07519-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S3628A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0101, add §37-0115, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S177

S3628A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the use of decabromodiphenyl ether in certain products.

S3628A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3628A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3628--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADAMS, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation  --  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  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  restricting the use of certain ethers in certain products

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

  Section  1.  Section  37-0101 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding two new subdivisions 7 and 8 to read as follows:
  7. "COVERED ELECTRONIC DEVICE" MEANS A DESKTOP OR  PERSONAL  COMPUTER,
COMPUTER  MONITOR,  PORTABLE COMPUTER, CATHODE RAY TUBE BASED TELEVISION
OR A TELEVISION THAT IS NOT CATHODE RAY TUBE BASED.
  8. "DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER" MEANS THE CHEMICAL MIXTURE  PREDOMINATELY
COMPRISED  OF DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER, AND INCLUDING ASSOCIATED POLYBRO-
MINATED DIPHENYL ETHER IMPURITIES NOT INTENTIONALLY ADDED.
  S 2. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 37-0115 to read as follows:
S 37-0115. RESTRICTION  OF  DECABROMODIPHENYL  ETHER  IN ELECTRONICS AND
             TEXTILES.
  1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES ALL  OF  THE
FOLLOWING:  POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (PBDES) HAVE BEEN USED EXTEN-
SIVELY AS FLAME  RETARDANTS  IN  A  LARGE  NUMBER  OF  COMMON  HOUSEHOLD
PRODUCTS  FOR  THE PAST THIRTY YEARS. STUDIES ON ANIMALS SHOW THAT PBDES
CAN IMPACT THE DEVELOPING BRAIN, AFFECTING BEHAVIOR AND  LEARNING  AFTER
BIRTH  AND  INTO  ADULTHOOD,  MAKING  EXPOSURE TO FETUSES AND CHILDREN A
PARTICULAR CONCERN. LEVELS OF PBDES ARE INCREASING IN PEOPLE, AND IN THE
ENVIRONMENT, PARTICULARLY  IN  NORTH  AMERICA.  BECAUSE  PEOPLE  CAN  BE
EXPOSED  TO THESE CHEMICALS THROUGH HOUSE DUST AND INDOOR AIR AS WELL AS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07519-02-1

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