senate Bill S3947A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2014 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jun 20, 2014 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2014 1st report cal.204
Jan 09, 2014 print number 3947a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 23, 2013 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2013 1st report cal.621
Apr 30, 2013 reported and committed to consumer protection
Feb 28, 2013 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 27, 2014 - Health committee Vote

S3947A
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 20, 2013 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S3947
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S3947
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S3947 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5970A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7715, A6758B, S4055A

S3947 - Summary

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

S3947 - Sponsor Memo

S3947 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3947

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, O'BRIEN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

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

Co-Sponsors

S3947A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5970A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7715, A6758B, S4055A

S3947A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3947A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3947A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3947--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, O'BRIEN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Health 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 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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02885-03-3

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