|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1493
|Jun 15, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7715
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7715 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1376-b, Pub Health L
S7715 - Summary
Regulates heavy metals, magnets and batteries in children's jewelry; prohibits the manufacture, sale and distribution of children's jewelry which does not meet certain standards.
S7715 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7715 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to regulating heavy metals, magnets and batteries in children's jewelry; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: This bill would establish comprehensive safety requirements for children's jewelry, including limits on cadmium in substrate of children's jewelry, recently adopted by the internationally-recognized standards organization, ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International. The standard has been endorsed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency that administers federal laws concerning children's and other consumer product safety, and is similar to safety requirements for toys. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would add a new Section 1376-b to the Public Health Law entitled: the "Comprehensive Children's Jewelry Safety Act." Paragraph (a) of subdivision (1) thereof, defines "children's jewelry"
S7715 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7715 I N S E N A T E June 15, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ALESI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to regulating heavy metals, magnets and batteries in children's jewelry; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1376-b to read as follows: S 1376-B. COMPREHENSIVE CHILDREN'S JEWELRY SAFETY ACT. 1. DEFI- NITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "CHILDREN'S JEWELRY" MEANS JEWELRY DESIGNED OR INTENDED PRIMARILY FOR USE BY CHILDREN TWELVE YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER TO BE WORN AS AN ITEM OF PERSONAL ORNAMENTATION, AND DOES NOT INCLUDE: (I) TOYS OR OTHER PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR USE WHEN A CHILD PLAYS; (II) ACCESSORIES; (III) APPAREL; (IV) FOOTWEAR; OR (V) ANY OTHER PRODUCT WHOSE PURPOSE IS PRIMARILY FUNCTIONAL AND NOT ORNAMENTAL. (B) "ASTM F 2923-11" MEANS THE ASTM (AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS) INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY FOR CHILDREN'S JEWELRY IN EFFECT ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE. 2. REQUIREMENTS. ALL CHILDREN'S JEWELRY MANUFACTURED, SOLD OR DISTRIB- UTED IN THE STATE SHALL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM F 2923-11. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, and shall remain in effect until a supersed- ing federal standard for children's jewelry takes effect when upon such date this act shall be deemed repealed; provided that the commissioner of health shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the promulgation of any such superseding federal standard for children's jewelry in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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