assembly Bill A4345

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the manufacture and sale of seasonal and decorative lighting products containing lead

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 18, 2018 referred to health
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.329
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 19, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.97
rules report cal.97
reported
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to rules
May 23, 2017 reported referred to codes
Feb 02, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A4345 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4465
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L

A4345 - Summary

Provides that on each seasonal and decorative lighting product manufactured, sold or delivered by a manufacturer or distributed in this state that contains an electrical cord casing made with polyvinyl chloride in which lead is used as a fire-retardant and stabilizer there shall be a warning label; defines terms; provides for civil penalties.

A4345 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4345

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  the  manufacture
  and sale of seasonal and decorative lighting products containing lead

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1376-b to read as follows:
  §  1376-B.  MANUFACTURE  AND  SALE OF SEASONAL AND DECORATIVE LIGHTING
PRODUCTS CONTAINING LEAD. 1. WHEN USED  IN  THIS  TITLE,  "SEASONAL  AND
DECORATIVE LIGHTING PRODUCT" SHALL MEAN PORTABLE, PLUG-CONNECTED, TEMPO-
RARY-USE  LIGHTING PRODUCTS AND ACCESSORIES THAT HAVE A NOMINAL 120-VOLT
INPUT VOLTAGE RATING.
  (A) LIGHTING PRODUCTS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS RULE ARE FACTORY-ASSEM-
BLED WITH  PUSH-IN,  MIDGET-  OR  MINIATURE-  SCREW  BASE  LAMP  HOLDERS
CONNECTED IN SERIES OR PARALLEL, DIRECTLY ACROSS THE 120-VOLT INPUT.
  (B)  SUCH  LIGHTING  PRODUCTS  INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LIGHTED
DECORATIVE OUTFITS SUCH AS WIRED HOLIDAY STRING LIGHTS, PRE-LIT  ARTIFI-
CIAL  CHRISTMAS  TREES,  PLANTS,  FLOWERS OR WREATHES, STOCKINGS, STARS,
CANDLES AND LIGHT SCULPTURES.
  2. ON EACH SEASONAL AND DECORATIVE LIGHTING PRODUCT MANUFACTURED, SOLD
OR DELIVERED BY A MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTED  WITHIN  THIS  STATE  THAT
CONTAINS AN ELECTRICAL CORD CASING MADE WITH POLYVINYL CHLORIDE IN WHICH
LEAD  IS USED AS A FIRE-RETARDANT AND STABILIZER, THERE SHALL BE PRINTED
THEREON OR ATTACHED THERETO A WARNING LABEL.
  3. SUCH WARNING LABEL SHALL CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: "WARNING:
HANDLING THE COATED ELECTRICAL WIRE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY  EXPOSE  YOU  TO
LEAD. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER USE."
  4.  ANY  PERSON,  FIRM,  CORPORATION  OR ASSOCIATION WHO VIOLATES THIS
SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN  ONE  THOU-
SAND DOLLARS FOR EACH SUCH VIOLATION.

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

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