senate Bill S3438

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to banning formaldehyde in certain children's products

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 23, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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S3438 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §37-0901, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6415
2015-2016: S2591
2019-2020: S3567

S3438 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to banning formaldehyde in certain children's products.

S3438 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3438 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3438

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SERRANO, HOYLMAN, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  banning formaldehyde in certain children's products

  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 IX
                        FORMALDEHYDE PROHIBITION
SECTION 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
§ 37-0901. BANNING FORMALDEHYDE IN CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
  1. DEFINITIONS. (A) "CHILDREN'S PRODUCT"  MEANS  A  PRODUCT  PRIMARILY
DESIGNED,  INTENDED  OR  MARKETED  BY  A  MANUFACTURER  TO BE PHYSICALLY
APPLIED TO OR INTRODUCED INTO A CHILD'S BODY, OR USED BY A  CHILD,  SUCH
AS  BABY  PRODUCTS,  TOYS,  CAR SEATS, PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, A PRODUCT
DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO HELP A CHILD WITH SUCKING OR
TEETHING, TO FACILITATE SLEEP, RELAXATION, OR THE FEEDING  OF  A  CHILD,
NOVELTY   PRODUCTS,  BEDDING,  FURNITURE,  FURNISHINGS,  AND  CHILDREN'S
APPAREL.  "CHILDREN'S PRODUCT" DOES NOT INCLUDE (I) BATTERIES;  OR  (II)
CONSUMER  ELECTRONIC  PRODUCTS  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO PERSONAL
COMPUTERS, AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT, CALCULATORS, WIRELESS PHONES, GAME
CONSOLES, AND HANDHELD DEVICES INCORPORATING A  VIDEO  SCREEN,  USED  TO
ACCESS INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE AND THEIR ASSOCIATED PERIPHERALS; OR (III) A
FOOD  OR  BEVERAGE OR AN ADDITIVE TO A FOOD OR BEVERAGE REGULATED BY THE
UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION; OR (IV)  A  PESTICIDE  REGU-
LATED  BY  THE  UNITED  STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY; OR (V) A
DRUG, BIOLOGIC OR MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND
DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
  (B) "CHILD" MEANS ANY PERSON AGED TWELVE AND UNDER.

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

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