assembly Bill A6769

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer affairs and protection
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A6769 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4966
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1376-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7715
2013-2014: A5970, S3511, S3947

A6769 (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.

A6769 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6769

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, WEPRIN -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

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
FIFTEEN.
  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.
                                                           LBD06741-01-5