|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to consumer protection|
|Feb 04, 2019||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S3166
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3166 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Consumer Protection
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §397-b, Gen Bus L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S291, A1554
2023-2024: S2332, A432
S3166 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3166 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the manufacture, distribution and sale of toys and child care products containing phthalates PURPOSE: This bill prohibits the manufacturing of toys containing an excess of 0.1 percent of the compound known as phthalate in order to safeguard children from this toxic substance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one sets forth the legislative intent Section two amends the general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b.
S3166 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3166 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 4, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- 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 manufacture, distribution and sale of toys and child care products containing phthalates THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that phthalates are a class of chemicals used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic to improve flexibility and in cosmetics to bind fragrance to the product. Phthalates are used in many products intended for use by young children including, but not limited to, teethers, toys and soft plastic books. It is further found that there is extensive scientific literature reporting the hormone disrupting effect of phthalates, and substantial evidence that levels of the phthalates of concern are found in humans at levels associated with adverse effects. Population studies show that virtually everyone carries some level of phthalates in their body. For the general population, the oral route of exposure is considered a major route. § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b to read as follows: § 397-B. TOYS AND CHILD CARE PRODUCTS; PHTHALATES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "CHILD CARE ARTICLE" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO FACILITATE SLEEP, RELAXATION OR THE FEEDING OF CHIL- DREN, OR TO HELP CHILDREN WITH SUCKING OR TEETHING; (B) "TOY" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO BE USED BY CHILDREN WHEN THEY PLAY. 2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA- NY OR CORPORATION SHALL MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.
Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.