senate Bill S8214

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of chemicals in upholstered furniture, mattresses and electronic enclosures

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Apr 22, 2020 referred to environmental conservation

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S8214 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 10 §§37-1001 - 37-1011, amd §71-3703, En Con L

S8214 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the regulation of chemicals in upholstered furniture, mattresses and electronic enclosures; bans the use of certain flame retardant chemicals in furniture, juvenile products, and mattresses; bans the use of certain flame retardant chemicals in electronic casings.

S8214 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8214 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8214

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  regulation of chemicals in upholstered furniture, mattresses and elec-
  tronic enclosures

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

  Section 1. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 10 to read as follows:

                                 TITLE X
      REGULATION OF CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE, MATTRESSES
                        AND ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURES
SECTION 37-1001. DEFINITIONS.
        37-1003. FURNITURE, JUVENILE PRODUCTS, AND MATTRESSES. 
        37-1005. EXEMPTIONS.
        37-1007. ELECTRONIC CASINGS.
        37-1009. SEVERABILITY.
        37-1011. EFFECT ON OTHER LAWS.
§ 37-1001. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  1. "COVERED FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICAL" MEANS ANY  CHEMICAL  THAT  MEETS
BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  (A)  A  FUNCTIONAL  USE  FOR  THE CHEMICAL IS TO RESIST OR INHIBIT THE
SPREAD OF FIRE OR AS A SYNERGIST TO CHEMICALS THAT RESIST OR INHIBIT THE
SPREAD OF FIRE; AND
  (B) THE CHEMICAL IS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: A  HALOGENATED,  ORGANOPHOS-
PHORUS, ORGANONITROGEN, OR NANOSCALE CHEMICAL. AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  (I)  "HALOGENATED  CHEMICAL" IS ANY CHEMICAL THAT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE
HALOGEN ELEMENTS, INCLUDING FLUORINE, CHLORINE, BROMINE, OR IODINE.
  (II) "ORGANOPHOSPHORUS CHEMICAL" IS ANY CHEMICAL THAT CONTAINS ONE  OR
MORE CARBON ELEMENTS AND ONE OR MORE PHOSPHORUS ELEMENTS.
  (III)  "ORGANONITROGEN  CHEMICAL" IS ANY CHEMICAL THAT CONTAINS ONE OR
MORE CARBON ELEMENTS AND ONE OR MORE NITROGEN ELEMENTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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