assembly Bill A8979

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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Current Bill Status Via S7167 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Feb 03, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.374
substituted for a8979
Feb 03, 2020 substituted by s7167
Jan 30, 2020 advanced to third reading cal.374
Jan 28, 2020 reported
Jan 22, 2020 reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
Jan 07, 2020 referred to governmental operations

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A8979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7167
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)

A8979 (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.

A8979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8979

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2020
                               ___________

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

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.