senate Bill S434

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to child proofing liquid detergent packets

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S434 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1041
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ggg, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6468, A8602
2017-2018: S100, A4646

S434 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to child proofing liquid detergent packets.

S434 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S434 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   434

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to child  proofing
  liquid detergent packets

  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-ggg to read as follows:
  § 399-GGG. PACKAGING OF LIQUID DETERGENT PACKETS.  1. FOR PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "LIQUID  DETERGENT  PACKETS"  SHALL  MEAN A CONSUMER PRODUCT THAT
CONSISTS OF A LIQUID OR GEL DETERGENT ENCLOSED IN A WATER SOLUBLE  OUTER
LAYER AND IS DESIGNED TO BE PLACED IN A WASHING MACHINE;
  (B)  "CHILD-RESISTANT  WRAPPER"  SHALL  MEAN AN OPAQUE COVERING OF THE
LIQUID DETERGENT PACKET THAT IS NOT EASILY PERMEATED BY A CHILD'S  BITE,
WHICH HAS A UNIFORM COLOR THAT IS NOT ATTRACTIVE TO CHILDREN; AND
  (C)  "PACKAGE"  SHALL  MEAN OVERALL CHILD-RESISTANT STOCK KEEPING ITEM
THAT CONTAINS LIQUID DETERGENT PACKAGES.
  2. NO PERSON, FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION  SHALL
DISTRIBUTE,  SELL  AT  RETAIL OR OFFER FOR RETAIL SALE IN THIS STATE ANY
LIQUID DETERGENT  PACKETS,  UNLESS  THE  LIQUID  DETERGENT  PACKETS  ARE
CONTAINED  IN  A  CHILD-RESISTANT  WRAPPER  WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT
ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE OF CHILDREN TO LIQUID DETERGENT.
  3. NO PERSON, FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION  SHALL
DISTRIBUTE,  SELL  AT  RETAIL OR OFFER FOR RETAIL SALE IN THIS STATE ANY
LIQUID DETERGENT  PACKETS  UNLESS  SUCH  LIQUID  DETERGENT  PACKETS  ARE
DESIGNED  IN AN OPAQUE, UNIFORM COLOR THAT IS NOT ATTRACTIVE TO CHILDREN
AND IS NOT EASILY PERMEATED BY A CHILD'S BITE.
  4. EACH LIQUID DETERGENT PACKET SHALL BE ENCLOSED IN A SEPARATE, INDI-
VIDUAL, NON-PERMEABLE,  CHILD-RESISTANT  WRAPPER  CONTAINING  A  WARNING

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

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