senate Bill S7167

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities, and amending a chapter of the laws of 2019 in relation to the effectiveness thereof; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2020 signed chap.88
Apr 17, 2020 delivered to governor
Feb 03, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.374
substituted for a8979
Jan 23, 2020 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 13, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.91
Jan 10, 2020 referred to rules

S7167 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8979
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; add §204-g, Gen Muni L; rpld §159-b, Exec L; amd §2, Chap of 2019 (as proposed in S.439-A & A.445-A)

S7167 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Places restrictions on the sale and use of firefighting equipment containing PFAS chemicals to reduce the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities; repeals certain provisions of the executive law related to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities.

S7167 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7167 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7167

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the general municipal  law,
  in  relation  to  reducing  the  use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting
  activities; to repeal certain provisions of the executive law relating
  thereto; and to amend a chapter of the  laws  of  2019,  amending  the
  executive  law relating to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in fire-
  fighting activities, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 439-A
  and A. 445-A, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

  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
391-u to read as follows:
  §  391-U.  RESTRICTIONS  ON THE SALE AND USE OF FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT
CONTAINING PFAS CHEMICALS. 1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  UNLESS  THE
CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHERWISE:
  (A)  "CLASS  B  FIREFIGHTING  FOAM" MEANS FOAMS DESIGNED TO PREVENT OR
EXTINGUISH IGNITABLE LIQUID FIRES.
  (B) "IGNITABLE LIQUID FIRE" MEANS ANY FIRE INVOLVING  A  FLAMMABLE  OR
COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID WHERE BLANKETING AND SMOTHERING FOR VAPOR SUPPRESSION
IS NEEDED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE.
  (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, VILLAGE, FIRE
DISTRICT, FIRE COMPANY AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED FOUR-A  OF  THE
GENERAL  MUNICIPAL  LAW,  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.

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

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