assembly Bill A6260A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.233
Jun 14, 2019 amended on third reading 6260a
Jun 11, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.147
rules report cal.147
reported
Jun 04, 2019 reported referred to rules
May 29, 2019 reported referred to codes
Mar 04, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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A6260 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6512
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 & 37-0903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6557
2015-2016: A7837
2017-2018: A3368
2021-2022: A3031, S6238

A6260 - Summary

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture beginning July first, 2020.

A6260 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6260

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, MAGNARELLI, BUTTENSCHON -- read once and
  referred 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 TWENTY, 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.
                                                           LBD03674-01-9

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A6260A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6512
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 9 §§37-0901 & 37-0903, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6557
2015-2016: A7837
2017-2018: A3368
2021-2022: A3031, S6238

A6260A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture beginning July first, 2020.

A6260A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6260--A
                                                           R. R. 147

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GUNTHER,  MAGNARELLI,  BUTTENSCHON, WALLACE,
  D'URSO, BRONSON, McDONALD,  STECK,  MANKTELOW,  MOSLEY,  L. ROSENTHAL,
  THIELE,  ORTIZ,  COLTON,  WILLIAMS, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, BARRON -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation -- reported  and  referred  to
  the  Committee  on  Codes -- reported and referred to the Committee on
  Rules -- amended on  the  special  order  of  third  reading,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended,  retaining  its  place on the special order of
  third reading

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.
§ 37-0901. 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.

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