senate Bill S439

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to finance

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S439 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A445
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8575, A11181

S439 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities.

S439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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