|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 22, 2021||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S2718
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2718 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2718 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2718 SPONSOR: RITCHIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of chemical flame retardants PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to limit residential exposure to chemical flame retardants and to increase fire safety. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Article 37 of the Environmental Conservation Law by adding a new Title 9, entitled Chemical Flame Retardants. This title defines "chemical flame retardants," prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants, and increases fire safety by requiring manufacturers to certify, beginning December 1, 2021, that residential upholstered furni- ture offered for sale in New York meets the requirements of the "open flame flammability standard."
S2718 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2718 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 22, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BRESLIN, BROOKS, COMRIE, FELDER, GALLIVAN, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, KAVANAGH, KRUEGER, MAYER, RIVERA, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- 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 prohibiting the use of chemical flame retardants 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 10 CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS SECTION 37-1001. DEFINITIONS. 37-1003. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS. 37-1005. INCREASED FIRE SAFETY. § 37-1001. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE: 1. "CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS" SHALL MEAN ANY HALOGENATED CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TDCPP TRIS (1, 3 DICHOLO- RO-2-PROPYL) PHOSPHATE, AND ANY PHOSPHORUS-BROMINE FLAME RETARDANTS. 2. "RESIDENTIAL UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE" SHALL MEAN A SOFA, LOVESEAT, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, FOOTSTOOL, OR OTHER ITEM OF FURNITURE, INTENDED FOR INDOOR USE IN A HOME THAT CONSISTS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OF LEATHER, PLASTIC, FABRIC OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT CONTAINS COTTON, WOOL, POLYURE- THANE OR OTHER NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC MATERIAL THAT IS PLACED IN CUSHIONS OR ON THE FRAME OF THE FURNITURE. § 37-1003. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS. 1. BEGINNING JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION SHALL SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE ANY RESIDENTIAL UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE THAT CONTAINS CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS INTENTIONALLY-ADDED IN ORDER TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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