senate Bill S4780A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2014 reported and committed to finance
May 22, 2014 print number 4780a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
May 30, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 23, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jun 3, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4780A
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0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2014

aye wr (3)

May 30, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4780
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committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 30, 2013

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Bill Amendments

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S4780 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0903, En Con L

S4780 - Summary

Enacts the upholstered furniture safety act; requires furniture sold in this state shall meet certain smolder resistant standards.

S4780 - Sponsor Memo

S4780 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4780

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, GIPSON, LATIMER, MARTINS, SAMPSON -- 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
  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
PROVIDE A SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTIC, APPEARANCE OR QUALITY, TO  PERFORM  A
SPECIFIC FUNCTION, OR FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.

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

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S4780A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0903, En Con L

S4780A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the upholstered furniture safety act; requires furniture sold in this state shall meet certain smolder resistant standards.

S4780A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4780A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4780--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, ESPAILLAT, GIPSON, HOYL-
  MAN,  LATIMER,  MARTINS,  O'BRIEN,  SAMPSON, VALESKY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environ-
  mental  Conservation  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 environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  upholstered furniture safety act

  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
                    UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE SAFETY ACT
SECTION 37-0901. DEFINITIONS.
        37-0903. SMOLDER RESISTANCE STANDARDS.
S 37-0901. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  1. "UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE" MEANS ANY FURNITURE,  INCLUDING  CHILDREN'S
FURNITURE, MOVABLE OR STATIONARY, WHICH IS MADE OR SOLD WITH CUSHIONS OR
PILLOWS,  LOOSE  OR ATTACHED, OR IS ITSELF STUFFED OR FILLED IN WHOLE OR
IN PART WITH ANY MATERIAL, IS OR CAN BE STUFFED OR FILLED IN WHOLE OR IN
PART WITH ANY SUBSTANCE OR MATERIAL, HIDDEN OR CONCEALED  BY  FABRIC  OR
ANY  OTHER COVERING, INCLUDING CUSHIONS OR PILLOWS BELONGING TO OR FORM-
ING A PART THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH  THE  STRUCTURAL  UNITS,  THE  FILLING
MATERIAL  AND  ITS  CONTAINER  AND  ITS  COVERING WHICH CAN BE USED AS A
SUPPORT FOR THE BODY OF A HUMAN BEING, OR HIS OR HER LIMBS AND FEET WHEN
SITTING OR RESTING IN AN UPRIGHT OR RECLINING POSITION.  FOR PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE SHALL NOT INCLUDE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10248-11-4

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