assembly Bill A445A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities

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Current Bill Status Via S439 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 23, 2019 approval memo.61
signed chap.702
Dec 17, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.581
substituted for a445a
Jun 20, 2019 substituted by s439a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
passed assembly
Jun 19, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.581
rules report cal.581
reported
Jun 18, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jun 11, 2019 print number 445a
Jun 11, 2019 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 09, 2019 referred to governmental operations

Votes

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May 7, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S439
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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A445 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S439
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11181, S8575

A445 - Summary

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

A445 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   445

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. STECK, BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations

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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A445A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S439
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11181, S8575

A445A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A445A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 445--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  STECK,  BUCHWALD,  GLICK, GOTTFRIED, THIELE,
  L. ROSENTHAL,  ABINANTI,  ENGLEBRIGHT,   JACOBSON,   D'URSO,   COLTON,
  EPSTEIN,  ORTIZ,  McDONALD,  SIMON, DeSTEFANO, RAIA, GALEF, FERNANDEZ,
  JAFFEE, DINOWITZ, MAGNARELLI, LUPARDO, LIFTON, MONTESANO,  SCHMITT  --
  read  once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

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.

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