assembly Bill A7837A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.164
rules report cal.164
reported
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
May 24, 2016 reported referred to codes
Mar 01, 2016 print number 7837a
Mar 01, 2016 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
May 28, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

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A7837 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3844
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0905, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6557, S4780
2017-2018: A3368, S742
2019-2020: A6260, S1367
2021-2022: A3031, S2718

A7837 - Summary

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture.

A7837 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7837

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BRINDISI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee 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 SIXTEEN, 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.
                                                           LBD02914-02-5

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A7837A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3844
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 - 37-0905, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6557, S4780
2017-2018: A3368, S742
2019-2020: A6260, S1367
2021-2022: A3031, S2718

A7837A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture.

A7837A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7837--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. BRINDISI, SKOUFIS -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Environmental  Conservation  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Environmental  Conservation in accordance with Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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 SEVENTEEN, NO PERSON, FIRM,
PARTNERSHIP, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02914-05-6