senate Bill S6415A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to banning formaldehyde in certain children's products

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Jun 17, 2014 print number 6415c
amend and recommit to health
May 28, 2014 print number 6415b
amend and recommit to health
Mar 10, 2014 print number 6415a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 22, 2014 referred to health

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S6415 - Details

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

S6415 - Summary

Relates to banning formaldehyde in certain children's products.

S6415 - Sponsor Memo

S6415 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6415

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- 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 banning formaldeh-
  yde in certain children's products

  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
2507 to read as follows:
  S 2507. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS. 1.  DEFI-
NITIONS. "CHILDREN'S PRODUCT" MEANS  A  PRODUCT  PRIMARILY  DESIGNED  OR
INTENDED  BY  A  MANUFACTURER  TO BE PHYSICALLY APPLIED TO OR INTRODUCED
INTO A CHILD'S BODY, INCLUDING ANY ARTICLE USED AS A COMPONENT OF SUCH A
PRODUCT AND EXCLUDING A FOOD, BEVERAGE, DIETARY  SUPPLEMENT,  PHARMACEU-
TICAL  PRODUCT OR BIOLOGIC, CHILDREN'S TOYS THAT ARE COVERED BY THE ASTM
INTERNATIONAL F963 STANDARD FOR TOY  SAFETY,  OR  A  MEDICAL  DEVICE  AS
DEFINED  IN  THE FEDERAL FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT, 21 USC 321(H), AS
AMENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.
  2. FORMALDEHYDE IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS;  BAN.  (A)  BEGINNING  JANUARY
FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND FIFTEEN, NO MANUFACTURER OR WHOLESALER MAY SELL OR
OFFER FOR SALE IN THIS STATE A  CHILDREN'S  PRODUCT  THAT  INTENTIONALLY
CONTAINS:
  (I) FORMALDEHYDE, INCLUDING FORMALDEHYDE CONTAINED IN A SOLUTION; OR
  (II)  INGREDIENTS  THAT  CHEMICALLY DEGRADE UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS OF
TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE TO RELEASE FORMALDEHYDE.
  (B) BEGINNING JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  SIXTEEN,  NO  RETAILER  MAY
SELL  OR  OFFER  FOR SALE IN THIS STATE A CHILDREN'S PRODUCT THAT INTEN-
TIONALLY CONTAINS:
  (I) FORMALDEHYDE, INCLUDING FORMALDEHYDE CONTAINED IN A SOLUTION; OR
  (II) INGREDIENTS THAT CHEMICALLY DEGRADE UNDER  NORMAL  CONDITIONS  OF
TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE TO RELEASE FORMALDEHYDE.
  3.  FORMALDEHYDE  REPLACEMENT  CHEMICALS.  A  MANUFACTURER  SHALL  NOT
REPLACE A CHEMICAL WHOSE USE IS PROHIBITED IN SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS
SECTION  WITH  A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE MANUFACTURER TO HAVE BEEN IDENTI-
FIED ON THE BASIS OF CREDIBLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE BY A  STATE,  FEDERAL,

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

S6415A - Details

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

S6415A - Summary

Relates to banning formaldehyde in certain children's products.

S6415A - Sponsor Memo

S6415A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6415--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  banning formaldehyde in certain children's products

  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 IX
                        FORMALDEHYDE PROHIBITION
SECTION 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
S 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
  1.  DEFINITIONS.  (A)  "CHILDREN'S  PRODUCT" MEANS A PRODUCT PRIMARILY
DESIGNED, INTENDED OR  MARKETED  BY  A  MANUFACTURER  TO  BE  PHYSICALLY
APPLIED TO OR INTRODUCED INTO A CHILD'S BODY, INCLUDING ANY ARTICLE USED
AS A COMPONENT OF SUCH A PRODUCT AND EXCLUDING A FOOD, BEVERAGE, DIETARY
SUPPLEMENT, PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT OR BIOLOGIC, CHILDREN'S TOYS THAT ARE
COVERED  BY  THE  ASTM  INTERNATIONAL F963 STANDARD FOR TOY SAFETY, OR A
MEDICAL DEVICE AS DEFINED IN THE FEDERAL FOOD, DRUG, AND  COSMETIC  ACT,
21 USC 321(H), AS AMENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND THIR-
TEEN.
  (B) "CHILD" MEANS ANY PERSON LESS THAN FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  2.  FORMALDEHYDE  IN  CHILDREN'S  PRODUCTS; BAN. (A) BEGINNING JANUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, NO MANUFACTURER OR WHOLESALER MAY  SELL  OR
OFFER  FOR  SALE  IN  THIS STATE A CHILDREN'S PRODUCT THAT INTENTIONALLY
CONTAINS:
  (I) FORMALDEHYDE, INCLUDING FORMALDEHYDE CONTAINED IN A SOLUTION; OR
  (II) INGREDIENTS THAT CHEMICALLY DEGRADE UNDER  NORMAL  CONDITIONS  OF
TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE TO RELEASE FORMALDEHYDE.
  (B)  BEGINNING  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, NO RETAILER MAY
SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE IN THIS STATE A CHILDREN'S  PRODUCT  THAT  INTEN-
TIONALLY CONTAINS:

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

S6415B - Details

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

S6415B - Summary

Relates to banning formaldehyde in certain children's products.

S6415B - Sponsor Memo

S6415B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6415--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  banning formaldehyde in certain children's products

  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 IX
                        FORMALDEHYDE PROHIBITION
SECTION 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
S 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
  1. DEFINITIONS. (A) "CHILDREN'S PRODUCT"  MEANS  A  PRODUCT  PRIMARILY
DESIGNED,  INTENDED  OR  MARKETED  BY  A  MANUFACTURER  TO BE PHYSICALLY
APPLIED TO OR INTRODUCED INTO A CHILD'S BODY, OR USED BY A  CHILD,  SUCH
AS  BABY  PRODUCTS,  TOYS,  CAR SEATS, PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, A PRODUCT
DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO HELP A CHILD WITH SUCKING OR
TEETHING, TO FACILITATE SLEEP, RELAXATION, OR THE FEEDING  OF  A  CHILD,
NOVELTY   PRODUCTS,  BEDDING,  FURNITURE,  FURNISHINGS,  AND  CHILDREN'S
APPAREL.  "CHILDREN'S PRODUCT" DOES NOT INCLUDE (I) BATTERIES;  OR  (II)
CONSUMER  ELECTRONIC  PRODUCTS  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO PERSONAL
COMPUTERS, AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT, CALCULATORS, WIRELESS PHONES, GAME
CONSOLES, AND HANDHELD DEVICES INCORPORATING A  VIDEO  SCREEN,  USED  TO
ACCESS INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE AND THEIR ASSOCIATED PERIPHERALS; OR (III) A
FOOD  OR  BEVERAGE OR AN ADDITIVE TO A FOOD OR BEVERAGE REGULATED BY THE
UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION; OR (IV)  A  PESTICIDE  REGU-
LATED  BY  THE  UNITED  STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY; OR (V) A
DRUG, BIOLOGIC OR MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND
DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "CHILD" MEANS ANY PERSON AGED TWELVE AND UNDER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13324-09-4

S6415C (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6415C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to banning formaldehyde in certain children's products.

S6415C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6415C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6415--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  banning formaldehyde in certain children's products

  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 IX
                        FORMALDEHYDE PROHIBITION
SECTION 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
S 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
  1.  DEFINITIONS.  (A)  "CHILDREN'S  PRODUCT" MEANS A PRODUCT PRIMARILY
DESIGNED, INTENDED OR  MARKETED  BY  A  MANUFACTURER  TO  BE  PHYSICALLY
APPLIED  TO  OR INTRODUCED INTO A CHILD'S BODY, OR USED BY A CHILD, SUCH
AS BABY PRODUCTS, TOYS, CAR SEATS, PERSONAL  CARE  PRODUCTS,  A  PRODUCT
DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO HELP A CHILD WITH SUCKING OR
TEETHING,  TO  FACILITATE  SLEEP, RELAXATION, OR THE FEEDING OF A CHILD,
NOVELTY  PRODUCTS,  BEDDING,  FURNITURE,  FURNISHINGS,  AND   CHILDREN'S
APPAREL.    "CHILDREN'S PRODUCT" DOES NOT INCLUDE (I) BATTERIES; OR (II)
CONSUMER ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO  PERSONAL
COMPUTERS, AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT, CALCULATORS, WIRELESS PHONES, GAME
CONSOLES,  AND  HANDHELD  DEVICES  INCORPORATING A VIDEO SCREEN, USED TO
ACCESS INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE AND THEIR ASSOCIATED PERIPHERALS; OR (III) A
FOOD OR BEVERAGE OR AN ADDITIVE TO A FOOD OR BEVERAGE REGULATED  BY  THE
UNITED  STATES  FOOD  AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION; OR (IV) A PESTICIDE REGU-
LATED BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY;  OR  (V)  A
DRUG, BIOLOGIC OR MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND
DRUG ADMINISTRATION.

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

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