senate Bill S3844A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2016 print number 3844a
Feb 22, 2016 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 20, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

S3844 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
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: S4780, A6557
2017-2018: S742, A3368
2019-2020: S1367, A6260
2021-2022: S2718, A3031

S3844 - Summary

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

S3844 - Sponsor Memo

S3844 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3844

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee 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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S3844A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
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: S4780, A6557
2017-2018: S742, A3368
2019-2020: S1367, A6260
2021-2022: S2718, A3031

S3844A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3844A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3844A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3844--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, CROCI, GOLDEN, LATIMER, LAVALLE, MARTINS --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Environmental  Conservation  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation in accordance with Senate Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02914-04-6

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