senate Bill S4029

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires warning labels on fireplace glass panels advising consumers of the grave risk of burns when the fireplace is operating

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to housing, construction and community development
Mar 14, 2011 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S4029 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9436
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง378, Exec L

S4029 - Summary

Requires warning labels on fireplace glass panels advising consumers of the grave risk of burns when the fireplace is operating.

S4029 - Sponsor Memo

S4029 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4029

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ZELDIN, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Housing,
  Construction and Community Development

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to requiring warning
  labels on fireplaces and fireplace enclosures that have glass  viewing
  panels

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

  Section 1.  Section 378 of the executive law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17. STANDARDS FOR FACTORY MANUFACTURED FIREPLACES AND FIREPLACE ENCLO-
SURES  WHICH  HAVE  GLASS VIEWING PANELS REQUIRING THAT EVERY SUCH FIRE-
PLACE AND ENCLOSURE, SOLD OR INSTALLED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION, SHALL HAVE AFFIXED TO THE GLASS PANELS THEREOF, A CONSPICU-
OUS  ORANGE  WARNING  LABEL  ADVISING  THE CONSUMER OF THE GRAVE RISK OF
SERIOUS BURNS POSED BY TOUCHING SUCH GLASS PANELS WHEN  A  FIREPLACE  IS
OPERATING.  NO  SUCH  WARNING LABEL SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE GLASS OF A
FIREPLACE OR FIREPLACE ENCLOSURE BY ANY PERSON; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT
WHEN  SUCH  A  FIREPLACE OR FIREPLACE ENCLOSURE IS INSTALLED IN AN OWNER
OCCUPIED DWELLING, SUCH WARNING MAY BE REMOVED BY THE OWNER WHO OCCUPIES
SUCH DWELLING. ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED  PURSU-
ANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE  LIABLE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO
EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing  the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, that any
rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this  act
on  its  effective  date  are authorized and directed to be promulgated,
amended and/or repealed on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08760-02-1

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