senate Bill S439

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.581
substituted for a445a
Jun 14, 2019 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 11, 2019 amended on third reading 439a
Jun 11, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 20, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.594
Jan 09, 2019 referred to finance

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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S439 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8575

S439 - Summary

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

S439 - Sponsor Memo

S439 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   439

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

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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S439A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8575

S439A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S439A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S439A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 439--A
    Cal. No. 594

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, HARCK-
  HAM, KAVANAGH, MAYER, METZGER,  SERRANO,  SKOUFIS,  STAVISKY  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on  Finance  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by  Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
  restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

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.

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