senate Bill S2201

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restricts the use of decabromodiphenyl ether in certain products

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Jan 14, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

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S2201 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §37-0101, add §37-0112, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3976B
2009-2010: S8181

S2201 - Summary

Restricts the use of decabromodiphenyl ether in certain products.

S2201 - Sponsor Memo

S2201 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2201

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  restricting the use of certain ethers in certain products

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares  the
following:  Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used exten-
sively as flame  retardants  in  a  large  number  of  common  household
products  for  the past thirty years. Studies on animals show that PBDEs
can impact the developing brain, affecting behavior and  learning  after
birth  and  into  adulthood,  making  exposure to fetuses and children a
particular concern. Levels of PBDEs are increasing in people, and in the
environment, particularly  in  North  America.  Because  people  can  be
exposed  to  these  chemicals  through  house dust and indoor air, it is
important to phase out their use in common household products,  provided
that  effective flame retardants that are safer and technically feasible
are available at a reasonable cost.
  S 2. Section 37-0101 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding two new subdivisions 7 and 8 to read as follows:
  7.  "COVERED  ELECTRONIC DEVICES" MEAN COMPUTERS, COMPUTER MONITORS OR
TELEVISIONS.
  8. "DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER" MEANS THE CHEMICAL MIXTURE  PREDOMINATELY
COMPRISED  OF DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER, AND INCLUDING ASSOCIATED POLYBRO-
MINATED DIPHENYL ETHER IMPURITIES NOT INTENTIONALLY ADDED.
  S 3. The environmental conservation law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 37-0112 to read as follows:
S 37-0112. RESTRICTION OF DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER.
  1.  PROHIBITION.  A.  EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION, ON AND AFTER DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO  THOUSAND  THIRTEEN,  A
PERSON  MAY  NOT  DISTRIBUTE  ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OR COVERED ELECTRONIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04886-02-3

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