assembly Bill A6557

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.305
returned to assembly
died in senate
Apr 23, 2013 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 18, 2013 advanced to third reading cal.173
Apr 16, 2013 reported
reported referred to codes
Apr 09, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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A6557 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 ยงยง37-0901 - 37-0905, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7837
2017-2018: A3368
2019-2020: A6260
2021-2022: A3031

A6557 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture.

A6557 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6557

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SWEENEY, GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ, WEISENBERG, COLTON,
  LIFTON,  JAFFEE,  ABINANTI, OTIS, ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. GLICK, ROSENTHAL, THIELE -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  prohibiting the use of chemical flame retardants

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

  Section  1.    Article  37  of  the  environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new title 9 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 9
                        CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS
SECTION 37-0901. DEFINITIONS.
        37-0903. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS.
        37-0905. INCREASED FIRE SAFETY.
S 37-0901. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  1. "CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS" SHALL  MEAN  ANY  HALOGENATED  CHEMICAL
FLAME  RETARDANT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TDCPP TRIS (1, 3 DICHOLO-
RO-2-PROPYL) PHOSPHATE, AND ANY PHOSPHORUS-BROMINE FLAME RETARDANTS.
  2. "RESIDENTIAL UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE" SHALL MEAN  A  SOFA,  LOVESEAT,
CHAIR,  OTTOMAN,  FOOTSTOOL,  OR  OTHER  ITEM OF FURNITURE, INTENDED FOR
INDOOR USE IN A HOME THAT CONSISTS, IN WHOLE OR  IN  PART,  OF  LEATHER,
PLASTIC,  FABRIC  OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT CONTAINS COTTON, WOOL, POLYURE-
THANE OR OTHER NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC MATERIAL THAT IS PLACED IN  CUSHIONS
OR ON THE FRAME OF THE FURNITURE.
S 37-0903. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS.
  1. BEGINNING JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, NO PERSON, FIRM, PART-
NERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION,  LIMITED  LIABILITY  COMPANY OR CORPORATION SHALL
SELL OR OFFER  FOR  SALE  ANY  RESIDENTIAL  UPHOLSTERED  FURNITURE  THAT
CONTAINS  CHEMICAL  FLAME  RETARDANTS  INTENTIONALLY-ADDED  IN  ORDER TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10248-01-3