assembly Bill A11376

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the sale of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers in certain settings

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Oct 19, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A11376 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A624

A11376 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

A11376 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  11376

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 19, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  -- (at request of M. of A. Paulin,
  McDonough, Seawright, Dinowitz, Fahy, Gottfried,  Pellegrino,  Weprin,
  Pheffer Amato,  Simon)  --  read once and referred to the Committee on
  Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant  walkers
  in certain settings

  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-k to read as follows:
  § 399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF  SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN AN INFANT WALKER OR BABY WALKER, WHICH
ARE DEVICES THAT ARE MANUFACTURED  TO  FACILITATE  WALKING  MOBILITY  IN
INFANTS AND BABIES.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E)  "SECONDHAND  DEALER"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F) "CHILD CARE FACILITY" SHALL MEAN  ANY  PLACE  SUBJECT  TO  SECTION
THREE  HUNDRED  NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW OR ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN
OF THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH CODE AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION  FIVE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER.
  (G)  "PERSON"  SHALL MEAN A NATURAL PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION, LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, ASSOCIATION, OR AN EMPLOYEE OR  AGENT  OF  A  NATURAL
PERSON OR AN ENTITY INCLUDED IN THIS DEFINITION.
  2.  NO  MANUFACTURER,  IMPORTER,  DISTRIBUTOR, WHOLESALER, RETAILER OR
SECONDHAND DEALER SHALL SELL, LEASE, OFFER FOR SALE, OR OFFER FOR  LEASE
IN THIS STATE ANY INFANT WALKER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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