senate Bill S3838

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Regulates the production of synthetic turf

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 12, 2012 print number 3838a
amend and recommit to rules
Jun 18, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
Mar 07, 2011 referred to consumer protection

S3838 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7071
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-d, Gen Bus L

S3838 - Summary

Regulates the production of synthetic turf; defines terms; provides that no person may install or cause to install a synthetic turf product on any part of the grounds of any piece of public or private property that consists of synthetic turf product materials containing fifty or more parts of lead per each one million parts of any synthetic turf product material examined.

S3838 - Sponsor Memo

S3838 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3838

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 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  regulation
  of synthetic turf products

  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
390-d to read as follows:
  S 390-D. REGULATION OF SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCTS. 1.  DEFINITIONS.    AS
USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
INGS:
  (A)  "SYNTHETIC  TURF  PRODUCT"  SHALL  MEAN  A SURFACE OF TURF FIBERS
COMPOSED OF SYNTHETIC MATERIALS MADE TO RESEMBLE  GRASS  OR  SOME  OTHER
LIVE VEGETATION THAT IS USED IN PLACE OF GRASS TO SURFACE PARKS, OUTDOOR
PLAYING OR ATHLETIC FIELDS, INDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITIES OR OTHER VENUES.
  (B)  "CERTIFICATION  OF  COMPLIANCE  WITH  SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCT LEAD
STANDARDS" SHALL MEAN A DOCUMENT VERIFIED BY A MANUFACTURER OF A PARTIC-
ULAR SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCT WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE LEAD  CONTENT  LEVEL
IN PARTS PER MILLION WITH REFERENCE TO SUCH SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCT.
  2.  REQUIREMENTS FOR USERS OF SYNTHETIC TURF. NO PERSON MAY INSTALL OR
CAUSE TO INSTALL A SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCT ON ANY PART OF THE GROUNDS  OF
ANY  PIECE OF PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT CONSISTS OF SYNTHETIC TURF
PRODUCT MATERIALS CONTAINING FIFTY OR MORE PARTS OF LEAD  PER  EACH  ONE
MILLION PARTS OF ANY SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCT MATERIAL EXAMINED.
  3.  ENFORCEMENT  OF  THIS  SECTION.  (A) WHENEVER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
SHALL BELIEVE FROM EVIDENCE SATISFACTORY TO HIM OR HER THAT ANY  PERSON,
FIRM,  CORPORATION  OR  ASSOCIATION  OR  AGENT  OR  EMPLOYEE THEREOF HAS
VIOLATED ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, HE OR SHE MAY BRING AN ACTION IN
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR A JUDGMENT ENJOINING  THE
CONTINUANCE  OF  SUCH VIOLATION AND REQUIRING ANY NECESSARY REMEDIATION,
AND FOR A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS  FOR  EACH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09999-01-1

S3838A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7071
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-d, Gen Bus L

S3838A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates the production of synthetic turf; defines terms; provides that no person may install or cause to install a synthetic turf product on any part of the grounds of any piece of public or private property that consists of synthetic turf product materials containing fifty or more parts of lead per each one million parts of any synthetic turf product material examined.

S3838A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3838A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3838--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged and said bill committed
  to the Committee on  Rules  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the regulation
  of synthetic turf products

  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
390-d to read as follows:
  S  390-D.  REGULATION  OF SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCTS. 1. DEFINITIONS.  AS
USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
INGS:
  (A) "SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCT" SHALL  MEAN  A  SURFACE  OF  TURF  FIBERS
COMPOSED  OF  SYNTHETIC  MATERIALS  MADE TO RESEMBLE GRASS OR SOME OTHER
LIVE VEGETATION THAT IS USED IN PLACE OF GRASS TO SURFACE PARKS, OUTDOOR
PLAYING OR ATHLETIC FIELDS, INDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITIES OR OTHER VENUES.
  (B) "CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE  WITH  SYNTHETIC  TURF  PRODUCT  LEAD
STANDARDS" SHALL MEAN A DOCUMENT VERIFIED BY A MANUFACTURER OF A PARTIC-
ULAR  SYNTHETIC  TURF PRODUCT WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE LEAD CONTENT LEVEL
IN PARTS PER MILLION WITH REFERENCE TO SUCH SYNTHETIC  TURF  PRODUCT.  A
CERTIFIED  COPY  OF  SUCH DOCUMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE USER AND THE
INSTALLER OF THE SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCT, AND A COPY OF SAME RETAINED  BY
THE  MANUFACTURER.    A  COPY  OF  SAID  CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE SHALL
CONSTITUTE PROOF THAT THE USER AND THE INSTALLER IS IN  COMPLIANCE  WITH
THIS SECTION.
  2.  ENFORCEMENT  OF  THIS  SECTION.  (A) WHENEVER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
SHALL BELIEVE FROM EVIDENCE SATISFACTORY TO HIM OR HER THAT ANY  PERSON,
FIRM,  CORPORATION  OR  ASSOCIATION  OR  AGENT  OR  EMPLOYEE THEREOF HAS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09999-02-2

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