assembly Bill A7516A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 30, 2018 amended on third reading 7516c
May 17, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.914
May 14, 2018 reported
May 08, 2018 reported referred to codes
Apr 27, 2018 print number 7516b
Apr 27, 2018 amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Apr 25, 2018 print number 7516a
Apr 25, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Apr 28, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A7516 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ii, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4421

A7516 - Summary

Enacts "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture.

A7516 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7516

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, ENGLEBRIGHT, McDONOUGH, HOOPER, SIMON,
  DICKENS,  HARRIS  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GALEF -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  requiring  tip
  restraint devices on certain furniture

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Harper's Law".
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  399-
ii to read as follows:
  § 399-II. FURNITURE TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "FURNITURE" SHALL MEAN A CLOTHING STORAGE UNIT WHICH IS FREESTAND-
ING  AND  OVER TWENTY-FIVE INCHES IN HEIGHT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
CHESTS, DRESSERS, ARMOIRES, AND BUREAUS.
  (B) "TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A MECHANISM THAT IS DESIGNED  TO
REDUCE  THE  RISK  OF  FURNITURE  TIPPING  OVER. A MECHANISM MAY INCLUDE
STRAPS, WALL BRACKETS, STEEL CABLES, OR PLUG AND SCREW SETS.
  2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
NY, CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL SELL OR OFFER TO SELL NEW  FURNI-
TURE  TO  A  CONSUMER  AT  RETAIL,  UNLESS SUCH FURNITURE CONTAINS A TIP
RESTRAINT DEVICE AS PART OF THE PURCHASE.
  3. WHENEVER THERE SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, AN APPLICATION
MAY BE MADE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE NAME OF  THE  PEOPLE  OF  THE
STATE OF NEW YORK TO A COURT OR JUSTICE HAVING JURISDICTION BY A SPECIAL
PROCEEDING  TO  ISSUE AN INJUNCTION, AND UPON NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT OF
NOT LESS THAN FIVE DAYS, TO ENJOIN AND RESTRAIN THE CONTINUANCE OF  SUCH
VIOLATION;  AND  IF  IT SHALL APPEAR TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE COURT OR
JUSTICE THAT THE DEFENDANT HAS,  IN  FACT,  VIOLATED  THIS  SECTION,  AN
INJUNCTION  MAY  BE  ISSUED  BY  THE  COURT  OR  JUSTICE,  ENJOINING AND
RESTRAINING ANY FURTHER VIOLATIONS, WITHOUT  REQUIRING  PROOF  THAT  ANY
PERSON  HAS,  IN  FACT,  BEEN  INJURED  OR  DAMAGED THEREBY. IN ANY SUCH

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

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A7516A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ii, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4421

A7516A - Summary

Enacts "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture.

A7516A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7516--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, ENGLEBRIGHT, McDONOUGH, HOOPER, SIMON,
  DICKENS,  DE LA ROSA, JAFFEE, CRESPO, GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A.  GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer
  Affairs and Protection -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
  Protection  in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  general  business  law,  in  relation  to  enacting
  "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Harper's Law".
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  399-
ii to read as follows:
  § 399-II. FURNITURE TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "FURNITURE" SHALL MEAN A CLOTHING STORAGE UNIT THAT IS FREESTAND-
ING AND OVER TWENTY-FIVE INCHES IN HEIGHT INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO
CHESTS, DRESSERS, ARMOIRES, AND BUREAUS; AND
  (B)  "TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A MECHANISM THAT IS DESIGNED TO
REDUCE THE RISK OF FURNITURE TIPPING OVER. SUCH  MECHANISM  MAY  INCLUDE
STRAPS, WALL BRACKETS, STEEL CABLES, OR PLUG AND SCREW SETS.
  2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
NY,  CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL SELL OR OFFER TO SELL NEW FURNI-
TURE TO A CONSUMER AT RETAIL UNLESS THE RETAILER (A) MAINTAINS IN  STOCK
AND PROMINENTLY DISPLAYS WITHIN THE STORE TIP RESTRAINT DEVISE AVAILABLE
FOR  SALE  THAT  ARE  COMPATIBLE  WITH  SUCH  FURNITURE; AND (B) POSTS A
NOTICE, IN A CONSPICUOUS LOCATION WHICH MAY BE EASILY SEEN OR REACHED BY
CUSTOMERS, THAT, IN  LEGIBLE  FORMAT,  STATES:  "CERTAIN  FURNITURE  MAY
BECOME  UNSTABLE  AND TIP OVER, LEADING TO POSSIBLE INJURY OR DEATH. TIP
RESTRAINT  DEVICES  MAY  PREVENT  TIPPING  OF  FURNITURE  WHEN  PROPERLY
INSTALLED."

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

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Multi-Sponsors

A7516B - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ii, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4421

A7516B - Summary

Enacts "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture.

A7516B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7516--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, ENGLEBRIGHT, McDONOUGH, HOOPER, SIMON,
  DICKENS,  DE LA ROSA, JAFFEE, CRESPO, GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A.  GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer
  Affairs and Protection -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
  Affairs  and  Protection in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business  law, in relation to enacting
  "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Harper's Law".
  §  2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 399-
ii to read as follows:
  § 399-II. FURNITURE TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "FURNITURE" SHALL MEAN A CLOTHING STORAGE UNIT THAT IS  FREESTAND-
ING  AND  OVER TWENTY-FIVE INCHES IN HEIGHT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
CHESTS, DRESSERS, ARMOIRES, AND BUREAUS; AND
  (B) "TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A MECHANISM THAT IS DESIGNED  TO
REDUCE  THE  RISK  OF FURNITURE TIPPING OVER. SUCH MECHANISM MAY INCLUDE
STRAPS, WALL BRACKETS, STEEL CABLES, OR PLUG AND SCREW SETS.
  2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
NY, CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL SELL OR OFFER TO SELL NEW  FURNI-
TURE  TO A CONSUMER AT RETAIL UNLESS THE RETAILER (A) MAINTAINS IN STOCK
AND PROMINENTLY DISPLAYS WITHIN THE STORE TIP RESTRAINT  DEVICES  AVAIL-
ABLE  FOR  SALE THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH SUCH FURNITURE; AND (B) POSTS A
NOTICE, IN A CONSPICUOUS LOCATION WHICH MAY BE EASILY SEEN OR REACHED BY
CUSTOMERS, THAT, IN  LEGIBLE  FORMAT,  STATES:  "CERTAIN  FURNITURE  MAY
BECOME  UNSTABLE  AND TIP OVER, LEADING TO POSSIBLE INJURY OR DEATH. TIP

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

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A7516C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ii, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4421

A7516C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture.

A7516C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7516--C
                                                        Cal. No. 914

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, ENGLEBRIGHT, McDONOUGH, HOOPER, SIMON,
  DICKENS,  DE LA ROSA, JAFFEE, CRESPO, GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A.  BUCHWALD, GALEF -- read once and referred to  the  Committee
  on  Consumer Affairs and Protection -- recommitted to the Committee on
  Consumer Affairs and Protection in accordance with  Assembly  Rule  3,
  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from  said
  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommit-
  ted to said committee -- reported and referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Codes  --  advanced to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the  general  business  law,  in  relation  to  enacting
  "Harper's Law" requiring tip restraint devices on certain furniture

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Harper's Law".
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  399-
ii to read as follows:
  § 399-II. FURNITURE TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "FURNITURE" SHALL MEAN A CLOTHING STORAGE UNIT THAT IS FREESTAND-
ING AND OVER TWENTY-FIVE INCHES IN HEIGHT INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO
CHESTS, DRESSERS, ARMOIRES, AND BUREAUS; AND
  (B)  "TIP RESTRAINT DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A MECHANISM THAT IS DESIGNED TO
REDUCE THE RISK OF FURNITURE TIPPING OVER. SUCH  MECHANISM  MAY  INCLUDE
STRAPS, WALL BRACKETS, STEEL CABLES, OR PLUG AND SCREW SETS.
  2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
NY,  CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL SELL OR OFFER TO SELL NEW FURNI-
TURE TO A CONSUMER AT RETAIL UNLESS THE RETAILER (A) MAINTAINS IN  STOCK
AND  PROMINENTLY  DISPLAYS WITHIN THE STORE TIP RESTRAINT DEVICES AVAIL-
ABLE FOR SALE THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH SUCH FURNITURE; AND (B)  POSTS  A
NOTICE, IN A CONSPICUOUS LOCATION WHICH MAY BE EASILY SEEN OR REACHED BY

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

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