senate Bill S742A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 23, 2018 print number 742a
Feb 23, 2018 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 04, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

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S742 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3368
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
2015-2016: S2745, S3619, S3844, S5585, A7837

S742 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S742 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S742 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   742

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RITCHIE, GOLDEN -- 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.
§ 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.
§ 37-0903. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS.
  1. BEGINNING JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN, 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.

Co-Sponsors

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S742A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3368
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
2015-2016: S2745, S3619, S3844, S5585, A7837

S742A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S742A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S742A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 742--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, AVELLA, FUNKE, GOLDEN, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER,
  LARKIN, MARCELLINO, ROBACH, SERRANO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental 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.
§ 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.
§ 37-0903. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS.
  1. BEGINNING JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN, NO PERSON, FIRM, PART-
NERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY  COMPANY  OR  CORPORATION  SHALL

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

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