|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
|Jan 10, 2017||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
assembly Bill A994
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Michaelle C. Solages
A994 (ACTIVE) - Details
A994 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 994 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, SOLAGES -- 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 manufacture, distribution and sale of toys and child care products containing phthalates THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that phthalates are a class of chemicals used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic to improve flexibility and in cosmetics to bind fragrance to the product. Phthalates are used in many products intended for use by young children including, but not limited to, teethers, toys and soft plastic books. It is further found that there is extensive scientific literature reporting the hormone disrupting effect of phthalates, and substantial evidence that levels of the phthalates of concern are found in humans at levels associated with adverse effects. Population studies show that virtually everyone carries some level of phthalates in their body. For the general population, the oral route of exposure is considered a major route. § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b to read as follows: § 397-B. TOYS AND CHILD CARE PRODUCTS; PHTHALATES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "CHILD CARE ARTICLE" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO FACILITATE SLEEP, RELAXATION OR THE FEEDING OF CHIL- DREN, OR TO HELP CHILDREN WITH SUCKING OR TEETHING; (B) "TOY" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO BE USED BY CHILDREN WHEN THEY PLAY. 2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA- NY OR CORPORATION SHALL MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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