senate Bill S3514A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that any engine coolant or antifreeze that contains more than ten percent ethylene glycol shall only be sold if it contains 30 ppm of denatonium benzoate

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Mar 26, 2014 print number 3514a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Feb 05, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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S3514 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-j, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6246
2009-2010: S4276

S3514 - Summary

Provides that any engine coolant or antifreeze that contains more than ten percent ethylene glycol shall only be sold if it contains at least thirty parts per million and a maximum of fifty parts per million of denatonium benzoate as a bittering agent to render it unpalatable.

S3514 - Sponsor Memo

S3514 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3514

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. O'BRIEN -- 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  sale  of
  engine coolant and antifreeze

  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-j to read as follows:
  S 399-J. ENGINE COOLANT AND ANTIFREEZE. 1. ANY ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTI-
FREEZE SOLD IN THIS STATE ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  FIFTEEN,
THAT  IS  MANUFACTURED  ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN,
AND THAT CONTAINS MORE THAN TEN PERCENT ETHYLENE GLYCOL,  SHALL  INCLUDE
DENATONIUM  BENZOATE  AT  A  MINIMUM  OF THIRTY PARTS PER MILLION  AND A
MAXIMUM OF FIFTY PARTS PER MILLION AS A BITTERING AGENT WITHIN THE PROD-
UCT SO AS TO RENDER IT UNPALATABLE.  ANOTHER AVERSIVE AGENT MAY BE  USED
AS  A  BITTERING  AGENT IF IT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE DEGREE OF AVERSION IN
TEST SUBJECTS OBTAINED BY UTILIZING THE  FORMULATION  OF  A  MINIMUM  OF
THIRTY  PARTS  PER  MILLION  AND A MAXIMUM OF FIFTY PARTS PER MILLION OF
DENATONIUM BENZOATE IN ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE. ANY MANUFACTURER OR
PACKAGER OF A PRODUCT SUBJECT TO THIS SECTION SHALL MAINTAIN A RECORD OF
THE TRADE NAME, SCIENTIFIC NAME, AND ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF ANY BITTERING
AGENT USED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION MAIN-
TAINED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE FURNISHED TO ANY MEMBER OF  THE
PUBLIC UPON REQUEST.
  2. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO THE SALE OF A MOTOR
VEHICLE THAT CONTAINS ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERMS "ENGINE COOLANT" AND "ANTI-
FREEZE"  SHALL  MEAN ANY ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE THAT CONTAINS MORE
THAN TEN PERCENT ETHYLENE GLYCOL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2015.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01915-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S3514A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-j, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6246
2009-2010: S4276

S3514A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that any engine coolant or antifreeze that contains more than ten percent ethylene glycol shall only be sold if it contains at least thirty parts per million and a maximum of fifty parts per million of denatonium benzoate as a bittering agent to render it unpalatable.

S3514A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3514A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3514--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'BRIEN, DILAN, PARKER, SAMPSON -- 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, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to the sale of
  engine coolant and antifreeze

  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-j to read as follows:
  S 399-J. ENGINE COOLANT AND ANTIFREEZE. 1. ANY ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTI-
FREEZE  SOLD IN THIS STATE ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN,
THAT IS MANUFACTURED ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  SIXTEEN,
AND  THAT  CONTAINS MORE THAN TEN PERCENT ETHYLENE GLYCOL, SHALL INCLUDE
DENATONIUM BENZOATE AT A MINIMUM OF THIRTY PARTS  PER  MILLION    AND  A
MAXIMUM OF FIFTY PARTS PER MILLION AS A BITTERING AGENT WITHIN THE PROD-
UCT  SO AS TO RENDER IT UNPALATABLE.  ANOTHER AVERSIVE AGENT MAY BE USED
AS A BITTERING AGENT IF IT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE DEGREE  OF  AVERSION  IN
TEST  SUBJECTS  OBTAINED  BY  UTILIZING  THE FORMULATION OF A MINIMUM OF
THIRTY PARTS PER MILLION AND A MAXIMUM OF FIFTY  PARTS  PER  MILLION  OF
DENATONIUM BENZOATE IN ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE. ANY MANUFACTURER OR
PACKAGER OF A PRODUCT SUBJECT TO THIS SECTION SHALL MAINTAIN A RECORD OF
THE TRADE NAME, SCIENTIFIC NAME, AND ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF ANY BITTERING
AGENT USED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION MAIN-
TAINED  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE FURNISHED TO ANY MEMBER OF THE
PUBLIC UPON REQUEST.
  2. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO THE SALE OF A MOTOR
VEHICLE THAT CONTAINS ENGINE COOLANT OR ANTIFREEZE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01915-02-4

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