assembly Bill A5970A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Regulates heavy metals, magnets and batteries in children's jewelry

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Oct 18, 2013 print number 5970a
amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 12, 2013 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A5970 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3947A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6758B, S4055A, S7715

A5970 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the comprehensive children's jewelry safety act; prohibits the manufacture, sale and distribution of children's jewelry which does not meet certain standards.

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

                                  5970

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 12, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, WEPRIN -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

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
THIRTEEN.
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02885-02-3

A. 5970                             2

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.

Co-Sponsors

A5970A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3947A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6758B, S4055A, S7715

A5970A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Enacts the comprehensive children's jewelry safety act; prohibits the manufacture, sale and distribution of children's jewelry which does not meet certain standards.

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5970--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 12, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT, WEPRIN, MAISEL -- read once and
  referred to the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

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
FOURTEEN.
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02885-04-3

A. 5970--A                          2

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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