senate Bill S1367

2019-2020 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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Jan 14, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

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S1367 - Details

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
2015-2016: S2745, S3619, S3844, S5585
2017-2018: S742

S1367 - Summary

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

S1367 - Sponsor Memo

S1367 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1367

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BRESLIN, BROOKS, CARLUC-
  CI, COMRIE, FELDER,  FUNKE,  GALLIVAN,  GIANARIS,  HOYLMAN,  KAMINSKY,
  KAVANAGH,  KRUEGER, MAYER, RIVERA, ROBACH, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, STAVISKY
  -- 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 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

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

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