senate Bill S5585

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "upholstered furniture safety act"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
May 28, 2015 reported and committed to finance
May 15, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 28, 2015 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5585
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0
committee
8
Aye
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Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 28, 2015

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S5585 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9583
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 ยงยง37-0901 - 37-0903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4780
2017-2018: S742
2019-2020: S1367
2021-2022: S2718

S5585 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "upholstered furniture safety act".

S5585 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5585 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5585

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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  the
  upholstered furniture safety act

  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
                    UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE SAFETY ACT
SECTION 37-0901. DEFINITIONS.
        37-0903. SMOLDER RESISTANCE STANDARDS.
S 37-0901. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  1.  "UPHOLSTERED  FURNITURE" MEANS ANY FURNITURE, INCLUDING CHILDREN'S
FURNITURE, MOVABLE OR STATIONARY, WHICH IS MADE OR SOLD WITH CUSHIONS OR
PILLOWS, LOOSE OR ATTACHED, OR IS ITSELF STUFFED OR FILLED IN  WHOLE  OR
IN PART WITH ANY MATERIAL, IS OR CAN BE STUFFED OR FILLED IN WHOLE OR IN
PART  WITH  ANY  SUBSTANCE OR MATERIAL, HIDDEN OR CONCEALED BY FABRIC OR
ANY OTHER COVERING, INCLUDING CUSHIONS OR PILLOWS BELONGING TO OR  FORM-
ING  A  PART  THEREOF,  TOGETHER  WITH THE STRUCTURAL UNITS, THE FILLING
MATERIAL AND ITS CONTAINER AND ITS COVERING  WHICH  CAN  BE  USED  AS  A
SUPPORT FOR THE BODY OF A HUMAN BEING, OR HIS OR HER LIMBS AND FEET WHEN
SITTING OR RESTING IN AN UPRIGHT OR RECLINING POSITION.  FOR PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (A) FURNITURE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS AND
EXERCISE;
  (B) CUSHIONS AND PADS DESIGNED FOR OUTDOOR USE;
  (C)  ANY  ARTICLE  WHICH  IS SMOOTH SURFACED AND CONTAINS NO MORE THAN
ONE-HALF INCH OF FILLING MATERIAL, PROVIDED THAT SUCH ARTICLE  DOES  NOT
HAVE A HORIZONTAL SURFACE MEETING A VERTICAL SURFACE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11186-01-5

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