|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S439
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S439 (ACTIVE) - Details
S439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S439 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 159-b to the executive law. Subdivision 1 sets definitions of chemical plant, class B firefighting foam, firefighting personal protective equipment, local governments, manufacturer, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS chemicals, person, and terminal Subdivision 2 states that no person, local government, or state agency may discharge or otherwise use for training purposes class B firefight- ing foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals. Subdivision 3 states that beginning two years after the effective date, manufactur- ers may not manufacture, sell, or distribute class B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals. This subdivision does
S439 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 439 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 159-b to read as follows: § 159-B. RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT CONTAINING PFAS CHEMICALS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHERWISE: (A) "CHEMICAL PLANT" MEANS A LARGE INTEGRATED PLANT OR THAT PORTION OF SUCH A PLANT OTHER THAN A REFINERY OR DISTILLERY WHERE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS ARE PRODUCED BY CHEMICAL REACTIONS OR USED IN CHEMICAL REACTIONS. (B) "CLASS B FIREFIGHTING FOAM" MEANS FOAMS DESIGNED TO EXTINGUISH FLAMMABLE LIQUID FIRES. (C) "FIREFIGHTING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT" MEANS ANY CLOTHING DESIGNED, INTENDED, OR MARKETED TO BE WORN BY FIREFIGHTING PERSONNEL IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES, DESIGNED WITH THE INTENT FOR THE USE IN FIREFIGHTING AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING JACKETS, PANTS, SHOES, GLOVES, HELMETS, AND RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT. (D) "LOCAL GOVERNMENTS" INCLUDES ANY COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, FIRE DISTRICT, REGIONAL FIRE PROTECTION AUTHORITY, OR OTHER SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT THAT PROVIDES FIREFIGHTING SERVICES. (E) "MANUFACTURER" INCLUDES ANY PERSON, FIRM, ASSOCIATION, PARTNER- SHIP, CORPORATION, ORGANIZATION, JOINT VENTURE, IMPORTER OR DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTOR OF FIREFIGHTING AGENTS OR FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT. (F) "PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES" OR "PFAS CHEMI- CALS" MEANS, FOR THE PURPOSES OF FIREFIGHTING AGENTS AND FIREFIGHTING EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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