|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S57
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S57 - Details
S57 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S57 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to articles of bedding PURPOSE: This bill addresses the growing concerns regarding infestations of bedbugs, as well as the co-mingling of new and used bedding. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Article 25 (Articles of Bedding) of the general business law. Section 385-b details how used bedding is transported, stored or sold. Section 387 will require inspections of bedding manufacturers every three years. JUSTIFICATION: Bedbugs have become more prevalent. News releases have indicated that bedbugs have appeared in the county's finest hotels like the Ramada Plaza in San Francisco, the five-star Westin in Hollywood, Florida, and the Regency Inn and Suites in New York City. According to the National Pest Management Association, bed bug complaints have increased fifty fold over the decade, appearing in apartments,
S57 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 57 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- 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 articles of bedding THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 383 of the general business law, as added by chapter 309 of the laws of 1996, are amended to read as follows: 2. "New" shall mean any material or article which has not been previ- ously used for any purpose, including by-products produced in the manu- facture of new fabric, and material reclaimed from new fabric[; except that an article of bedding returned by the purchaser for exchange, alteration, or correction, within thirty days after date of delivery after original sale at retail, shall be deemed to be a new article, but thirty days after date of such delivery such article shall be deemed to be used]; 3. "Used" shall mean any components, ARTICLES OR MATERIALS from [previously used] bedding NOT CLASSIFIED AS NEW. S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 385-b to read as follows: S 385-B. TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND SALE OF USED BEDDING. 1. NO USED BEDDING SHALL BE STORED OR SOLD WITH NEW BEDDING UNLESS THE USED BEDDING HAS BEEN SANITIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED IN REGU- LATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. NO USED BEDDING SHALL BE TRANSPORTED WITH NEW BEDDING UNLESS THE USED BEDDING HAS BEEN SANITIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDS ESTAB- LISHED IN REGULATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE OR ENCLOSED IN NON-PERMEABLE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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