senate Bill S3862

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale of engine coolant and antifreeze

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
Mar 08, 2011 referred to consumer protection

S3862 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง399-j, Gen Bus L

S3862 - Summary

Relates to the sale of engine coolant and antifreeze; defines terms; provides exemptions.

S3862 - Sponsor Memo

S3862 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3862

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- 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  the  sale  of
  engine coolant and antifreeze

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-j to read as follows:
  S 399-J. ENGINE COOLANT AND ANTIFREEZE. 1. ANY ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTI-
FREEZE SOLD IN THIS STATE THAT IS MANUFACTURED ON OR AFTER  JULY  FIRST,
TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE,  AND THAT CONTAINS MORE THAN TEN PERCENT ETHYLENE
GLYCOL, SHALL INCLUDE DENATONIUM BENZOATE AT A MINIMUM OF  THIRTY  PARTS
PER  MILLION  AND  A  MAXIMUM  OF FIFTY PARTS PER MILLION AS A BITTERING
AGENT WITHIN THE PRODUCT SO AS TO RENDER IT UNPALATABLE. ANY MANUFACTUR-
ER OR PACKAGER OF A PRODUCT SUBJECT TO THIS  SECTION  SHALL  MAINTAIN  A
RECORD OF THE TRADE NAME, SCIENTIFIC NAME, AND ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF ANY
BITTERING AGENT USED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.  INFORMATION AND DOCUMEN-
TATION  MAINTAINED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION SHALL BE FURNISHED TO ANY
MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC UPON REQUEST.
  2. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO THE SALE OF A MOTOR
VEHICLE THAT CONTAINS ENGINE COOLANT OR  ANTIFREEZE,  NOR  TO  WHOLESALE
CONTAINERS OF ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE CONTAINING FIFTY-FIVE GALLONS
OR MORE OF ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERMS "ENGINE COOLANT" AND "ANTI-
FREEZE"  SHALL  MEAN ANY ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE THAT CONTAINS MORE
THAN TEN PERCENT ETHYLENE GLYCOL.
  4. A MANUFACTURER, PROCESSOR, DISTRIBUTOR, RECYCLER, OR SELLER  OF  AN
ENGINE  COOLANT  OR  ANTIFREEZE  THAT IS REQUIRED TO CONTAIN A BITTERING
AGENT UNDER SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE  TO  ANY
PERSON  FOR  ANY  PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, DAMAGE TO THE
ENVIRONMENT (INCLUDING NATURAL RESOURCES), OR ECONOMIC LOSS THAT RESULTS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09971-01-1

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