senate Bill S2128B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the sale of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers in certain settings

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2019 print number 2128b
May 15, 2019 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 18, 2019 print number 2128a
Mar 18, 2019 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 22, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S2128 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L

S2128 - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

S2128 - Sponsor Memo

S2128 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2128

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant  walkers
  in certain settings

  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
399-k to read as follows:
  § 399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF  SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN AN INFANT WALKER OR BABY WALKER, WHICH
ARE DEVICES THAT ARE MANUFACTURED  TO  FACILITATE  WALKING  MOBILITY  IN
INFANTS AND BABIES.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E)  "SECONDHAND  DEALER"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F) "CHILD CARE FACILITY" SHALL MEAN  ANY  PLACE  SUBJECT  TO  SECTION
THREE  HUNDRED  NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW OR ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN
OF THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH CODE AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION  FIVE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER.
  (G)  "PERSON"  SHALL MEAN A NATURAL PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION, LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, ASSOCIATION, OR AN EMPLOYEE OR  AGENT  OF  A  NATURAL
PERSON OR AN ENTITY INCLUDED IN THIS DEFINITION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01675-01-9

S2128A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L

S2128A - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

S2128A - Sponsor Memo

S2128A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2128--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant  walkers
  in certain settings

  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
399-k to read as follows:
  § 399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF  SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN DEVICES THAT ARE MANUFACTURED TO FACIL-
ITATE WALKING MOBILITY IN INFANTS AND BABIES.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E)  "SECONDHAND  DEALER"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F) "CHILD CARE FACILITY" SHALL MEAN  ANY  PLACE  SUBJECT  TO  SECTION
THREE  HUNDRED  NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW OR ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN
OF THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH CODE AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION  FIVE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER.
  (G)  "PERSON"  SHALL MEAN A NATURAL PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION, LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, ASSOCIATION, OR AN EMPLOYEE OR  AGENT  OF  A  NATURAL
PERSON OR AN ENTITY INCLUDED IN THIS DEFINITION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01675-03-9

S2128B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L

S2128B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale of infant walkers and restricts the use of such infant walkers in certain settings.

S2128B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2128B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2128--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale  of infant walkers and restricting the use of such infant walkers
  in certain settings

  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
399-k to read as follows:
  §  399-K. PROHIBIT THE SALE OF INFANT WALKERS AND RESTRICT USE OF SUCH
WALKERS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "INFANT WALKER" SHALL MEAN DEVICES THAT ARE MANUFACTURED TO FACIL-
ITATE WALKING MOBILITY IN INFANTS AND BABIES.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTOR" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO DELIVERS TO A PERSON OTHER
THAN PURCHASER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL SALE.
  (C) "MANUFACTURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO MAKES AND PLACES INTO THE
STREAM OF COMMERCE AN INFANT WALKER AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.
  (D) "RETAILER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (E) "SECONDHAND DEALER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SET  FORTH  IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (F)  "CHILD  CARE  FACILITY" SHALL MEAN ANY CHILD DAY CARE PROVIDER AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW  OR
CHILD  CARE  PROGRAM  AS  DEFINED IN ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN OF THE NEW YORK
CITY HEALTH CODE AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION FIVE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-EIGHT  OF
THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01675-05-9

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