senate Bill S2696A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to certain smoke detecting devices

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A3057 - Signed by Governor


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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2015 approval memo.37
signed chap.583
Dec 16, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 24, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s2696a
Jun 24, 2015 substituted by a3057a
Jun 02, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 01, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2015 1st report cal.1032
Apr 22, 2015 print number 2696a
Apr 22, 2015 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 28, 2015 referred to consumer protection

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S2696 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3057
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ccc, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10631
2013-2014: S7771, A5200

S2696 - Summary

Provides that batteries in battery operated single station smoke detecting alarm devices shall be non-replaceable, non-removable and capable of powering the devices for a minimum of ten years.

S2696 - Sponsor Memo

S2696 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2696

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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  certain  smoke
  detecting devices

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-ccc to read as follows:
  S 399-CCC. SMOKE DETECTING DEVICES. 1. IT SHALL BE  UNLAWFUL  FOR  ANY
PERSON  OR  ENTITY  TO  DISTRIBUTE,  SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR IMPORT ANY
SOLELY BATTERY OPERATED  SMOKE  DETECTING  ALARM  DEVICE  POWERED  BY  A
REPLACEABLE, REMOVABLE BATTERY NOT CAPABLE OF POWERING SUCH DEVICE FOR A
MINIMUM OF TEN YEARS.
  2.  ALL  PRODUCT  PACKAGING CONTAINING A SOLELY BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE
DETECTING ALARM DEVICE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (A) THE MANUFACTURER'S NAME OR  REGISTERED  TRADEMARK  AND  THE  MODEL
NUMBER OF THE SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE; AND
  (B)  THAT SUCH ALARM DEVICE IS DESIGNED TO HAVE A MINIMUM BATTERY LIFE
OF TEN YEARS.
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY  TO  SOLELY  BATTERY
OPERATED  SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE POWERED BY A REPLACEABLE, REMOVA-
BLE BATTERY NOT CAPABLE OF POWERING SUCH DEVICE FOR  A  MINIMUM  OF  TEN
YEARS  WHICH  HAVE  BEEN ORDERED BY, OR ARE IN THE INVENTORY OF, OWNERS,
MANAGING AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, WHOLESALERS OR RETAILERS ON OR BEFORE  THE
EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS  SECTION. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL
ALSO APPLY TO SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICES WHICH  RECEIVE  THEIR  POWER
FROM  THE  ELECTRICAL  SYSTEM  OF  THE BUILDING, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS WITH
SMOKE DETECTORS, FIRE ALARM DEVICES THAT CONNECT TO A  PANEL,  OR  OTHER
DEVICES  THAT  USE  A  LOW-POWER  RADIO FREQUENCY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
SIGNAL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04737-02-5

Co-Sponsors

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S2696A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3057
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ccc, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10631
2013-2014: S7771, A5200

S2696A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that batteries in battery operated single station smoke detecting alarm devices shall be non-replaceable, non-removable and capable of powering the devices for a minimum of ten years.

S2696A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2696A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2696--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Consumer
  Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  certain  smoke
  detecting devices

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-ccc to read as follows:
  S 399-CCC. SMOKE DETECTING DEVICES. 1. IT SHALL BE  UNLAWFUL  FOR  ANY
PERSON  OR  ENTITY  TO  DISTRIBUTE,  SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR IMPORT ANY
SOLELY BATTERY OPERATED  SMOKE  DETECTING  ALARM  DEVICE  POWERED  BY  A
REPLACEABLE, REMOVABLE BATTERY NOT CAPABLE OF POWERING SUCH DEVICE FOR A
MINIMUM OF TEN YEARS.
  2.  ALL  PRODUCT  PACKAGING CONTAINING A SOLELY BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE
DETECTING ALARM DEVICE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (A) THE MANUFACTURER'S NAME OR  REGISTERED  TRADEMARK  AND  THE  MODEL
NUMBER OF THE SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE; AND
  (B)  THAT SUCH ALARM DEVICE IS DESIGNED TO HAVE A MINIMUM BATTERY LIFE
OF TEN YEARS.
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY  TO  SOLELY  BATTERY
OPERATED  SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE POWERED BY A REPLACEABLE, REMOVA-
BLE BATTERY NOT CAPABLE OF POWERING SUCH DEVICE FOR  A  MINIMUM  OF  TEN
YEARS  WHICH  HAVE  BEEN ORDERED BY, OR ARE IN THE INVENTORY OF, OWNERS,
MANAGING AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, WHOLESALERS OR RETAILERS ON OR BEFORE  THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT
APPLY  TO  SMOKE  DETECTING ALARM DEVICES WHICH RECEIVE THEIR POWER FROM
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OF THE BUILDING, FIRE  ALARM  SYSTEMS  WITH  SMOKE
DETECTORS,  FIRE ALARM DEVICES THAT CONNECT TO A PANEL, OR OTHER DEVICES
THAT USE A LOW-POWER RADIO FREQUENCY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SIGNAL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04737-04-5

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