Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 06, 2014||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S7771
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S7771 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S7771 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7771 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to certain smoke detecting devices PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation provides that battery operated smoke detectors within homes have batteries that are non-replaceable, non-removable and will power the device for a minimum of ten years. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 399-ccc sub-section 1 that makes it unlawful for any person to distribute, sell, offer for sale, install or import any smoke detecting device, which is battery operated and is not powered by a battery that is non-replaceable, non-removable and capable of powering the device for a minimum of ten years. Sub-section 2 requires that the product packaging include the manufacturer's name or registered trademark and model number and state that the battery has a minimum life of 10 years. Sub-section 3 provision of this section shall not apply to smoke detecting devices which have been ordered by, or are in inventory of owners, managing agents, contractors wholesalers or retailers on or before the effective date. Also applies to devices which receive their
2013-S7771 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7771 I N S E N A T E June 6, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 certain smoke detecting devices 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-ccc to read as follows: S 399-CCC. SMOKE DETECTING DEVICES. 1. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY TO DISTRIBUTE, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR IMPORT ANY SOLELY BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE POWERED BY A REPLACEABLE, REMOVABLE BATTERY NOT CAPABLE OF POWERING SUCH DEVICE FOR A MINIMUM OF TEN YEARS. 2. ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING CONTAINING A SOLELY BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: (A) THE MANUFACTURER'S NAME OR REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND THE MODEL NUMBER OF THE SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE; AND (B) THAT SUCH ALARM DEVICE IS DESIGNED TO HAVE A MINIMUM BATTERY LIFE OF TEN YEARS. 3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO SOLELY BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE POWERED BY A REPLACEABLE, REMOVA- BLE BATTERY NOT CAPABLE OF POWERING SUCH DEVICE FOR A MINIMUM OF TEN YEARS WHICH HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY, OR ARE IN THE INVENTORY OF, OWNERS, MANAGING AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, WHOLESALERS OR RETAILERS ON OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL ALSO APPLY TO SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICES WHICH RECEIVE THEIR POWER FROM THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OF THE BUILDING, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS WITH SMOKE DETECTORS, FIRE ALARM DEVICES THAT CONNECT TO A PANEL, OR OTHER DEVICES THAT USE A LOW-POWER RADIO FREQUENCY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SIGNAL. S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2016; provided however, that effective immediately, all actions and procedures with respect to the proposed adoption, amendment, suspension or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the timely implementation of this act are EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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