senate Bill S5349

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to regulation of toxic chemicals in children's products

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 30, 2019 delivered to governor
May 15, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.314
substituted for a7371
Apr 30, 2019 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.491
Apr 26, 2019 referred to rules

S5349 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7371
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§37-0901 & 37-0907, En Con L (as proposed in S. 501-B and A. 6296-A)

S5349 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes a chapter amendment to the regulation of toxic chemicals in children's products; defines "trace contaminant".

S5349 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5349 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5349

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to regu-
  lation of toxic chemicals in children's products

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 37-0901 of the environmental conservation law, as
added by a chapter of the  laws  of  2019,  amending  the  environmental
conservation law relating to regulation of toxic chemicals in children's
products,  as  proposed  in  legislative  bills  numbers S. 501-B and A.
6296-A, is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. "TRACE CONTAMINANT" MEANS A TRACE AMOUNT OF A CHEMICAL  OR  CHEMI-
CALS  THAT  IS  INCIDENTAL  TO  MANUFACTURING,  INCLUDING  AN UNINTENDED
BY-PRODUCT OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS DURING THE  MANUFACTURE  OF  THE  CHIL-
DREN'S  PRODUCT, A TRACE IMPURITY IN FEED-STOCK, AN INCOMPLETELY REACTED
CHEMICAL MIXTURE, OR A DEGRADATION PRODUCT.
  § 2. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of  section  37-0907  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  added by a chapter of the laws of 2019, amending
the environmental conservation law relating to regulation of toxic chem-
icals in children's products, as proposed in legislative  bills  numbers
S. 501-B and A. 6296-A, are amended to read as follows:
  1. Effective January first, two thousand twenty-three, no person shall
distribute,  sell  or  offer for sale in this state a children's product
containing tris (1, 3 dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, benzene,  formaldeh-
yde  (other than in textiles), asbestos, and organohalogen flame [retar-
dents] RETARDANTS.  This provision shall not apply: (a) to a  children's
product  solely  based on its containing an enclosed battery or enclosed
electronic components [and]; (b) where state  regulation  of  children's
products is preempted by federal law; OR (C) WHERE THE CHEMICAL IS PRES-
ENT  AS  A  TRACE  CONTAMINANT. The commissioner may exempt a children's
product from this prohibition if, in the  commissioner's  judgment,  the

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

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