assembly Bill A624C

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the sale of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers in certain settings

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2019 print number 624c
Jun 12, 2019 amend and recommit to codes
May 30, 2019 reported referred to codes
May 16, 2019 print number 624b
May 16, 2019 amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 18, 2019 print number 624a
Mar 18, 2019 amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 09, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A624 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2128
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11376

A624 - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

A624 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   624

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PAULIN, McDONOUGH, SEAWRIGHT, DINOWITZ, FAHY,
  GOTTFRIED, WEPRIN, PHEFFER AMATO, SIMON, LAWRENCE  --  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
  sale  of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers
  in certain settings

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-k to read as follows:
  §  399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN AN INFANT WALKER OR BABY WALKER,  WHICH
ARE  DEVICES  THAT  ARE  MANUFACTURED  TO FACILITATE WALKING MOBILITY IN
INFANTS AND BABIES.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E) "SECONDHAND DEALER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SET  FORTH  IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F)  "CHILD  CARE  FACILITY"  SHALL  MEAN ANY PLACE SUBJECT TO SECTION
THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW OR  ARTICLE  FORTY-SEVEN
OF  THE  NEW YORK CITY HEALTH CODE AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION FIVE HUNDRED
FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER.
  (G) "PERSON" SHALL MEAN A NATURAL PERSON, FIRM,  CORPORATION,  LIMITED
LIABILITY  COMPANY,  ASSOCIATION,  OR  AN EMPLOYEE OR AGENT OF A NATURAL
PERSON OR AN ENTITY INCLUDED IN THIS DEFINITION.

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

Co-Sponsors

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A624A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2128
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11376

A624A - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

A624A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 624--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PAULIN, McDONOUGH, SEAWRIGHT, DINOWITZ, FAHY,
  GOTTFRIED, WEPRIN, PHEFFER AMATO, SIMON, LAWRENCE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and Protection --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale  of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers
  in certain settings

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-k to read as follows:
  §  399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN DEVICES THAT ARE MANUFACTURED TO FACIL-
ITATE WALKING MOBILITY IN INFANTS AND BABIES.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E) "SECONDHAND DEALER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SET  FORTH  IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F)  "CHILD  CARE  FACILITY"  SHALL  MEAN ANY PLACE SUBJECT TO SECTION
THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW OR  ARTICLE  FORTY-SEVEN
OF  THE  NEW YORK CITY HEALTH CODE AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION FIVE HUNDRED
FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01675-02-9

Co-Sponsors

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A624B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2128
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11376

A624B - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

A624B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 624--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PAULIN, McDONOUGH, SEAWRIGHT, DINOWITZ, FAHY,
  GOTTFRIED, WEPRIN, PHEFFER AMATO, SIMON, LAWRENCE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and Protection --
  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 prohibiting the
  sale  of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers
  in certain settings

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-k to read as follows:
  §  399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN DEVICES THAT ARE MANUFACTURED TO FACIL-
ITATE WALKING MOBILITY IN INFANTS AND BABIES.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E) "SECONDHAND DEALER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SET  FORTH  IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F)  "CHILD  CARE  FACILITY" SHALL MEAN ANY CHILD DAY CARE PROVIDER AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW  OR
CHILD  CARE  PROGRAM  AS  DEFINED IN ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN OF THE NEW YORK

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

Co-Sponsors

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A624C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2128
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11376

A624C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

A624C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 624--C

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PAULIN, McDONOUGH, SEAWRIGHT, DINOWITZ, FAHY,
  GOTTFRIED, WEPRIN, PHEFFER AMATO, SIMON, LAWRENCE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and Protection --
  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  --  reported  and  referred  to  the  Committee on Codes --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale  of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers
  in certain settings

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-k to read as follows:
  §  399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN A MOBILE UNIT THAT ENABLES A  CHILD  TO
MOVE  ON  A  HORIZONTAL  SURFACE WHEN PROPELLED BY SUCH CHILD WHILE SUCH
CHILD IS SITTING OR STANDING WITHIN SUCH MOBILE UNIT.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E) "SECONDHAND DEALER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SET  FORTH  IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F)  "CHILD  CARE  FACILITY" SHALL MEAN ANY CHILD DAY CARE PROVIDER AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW  OR
CHILD  CARE  PROGRAM  AS  DEFINED IN ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN OF THE NEW YORK

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