senate Bill S5841

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale of fire extinguishers

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2012 1st report cal.846
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
Jun 21, 2011 referred to rules

Votes

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May 21, 2012 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S5841
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committee
7
Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: May 21, 2012

aye wr (2)
excused (1)

S5841 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8309
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §391-j, Gen Bus L

S5841 - Summary

Relates to the sale of fire extinguishers.

S5841 - Sponsor Memo

S5841 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5841

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  the  sale  of
  fire extinguishers

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

  Section 1. Section 391-j of the general  business  law,  as  added  by
chapter 253 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows:
  S  391-j.  Sale of fire extinguishers. 1. It shall be unlawful for any
person, firm or corporation to sell or offer for sale fire extinguishers
unless the fire extinguishers offered for sale:
  a. Meet the current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stand-
ards for fire extinguishers of  the  model  offered  for  sale  and  are
labelled  as  having  met  such standards; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, SHOULD NEW
TECHNOLOGIES OR ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS BE DEVELOPED FOR PORTABLE  FIRE
EXTINGUISHERS  NOT  IDENTIFIED  IN THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN NFPA 10,
SUCH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS SHALL NONETHELESS BE LAWFUL PROVIDED  THAT  THEY
COMPLY  WITH  THE REMAINING PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND ARE CERTIFIED
BY A NATIONALLY ACCREDITED TESTING FACILITY;
  b. Have been tested  and  approved  by  the  Underwriters  Laboratory,
INTERTEK,  Factory  Mutual  or  other  nationally accredited or accepted
testing laboratory and are labelled as having been tested and approved;
  c. Have labelling securely affixed containing the  following  informa-
tion:
  (1) Operating instructions.
  (2)  The  class or rating identifying kinds of fires which the partic-
ular  extinguisher  is  suitable  to  use.  This  information  shall  be
presented  by use of the appropriate letter rating and pictorial marking
representations.
  d.  Are  accompanied  [with  an  instructional  manual  that  has]  BY
INSTRUCTIONS  HAVING  information  detailing operational use, basic fire

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13006-01-1

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