senate Bill S3905

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the use of solid antimicrobial copper alloy for touch surfaces in new construction

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Feb 01, 2021 referred to labor

S3905 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A998
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §241-c, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8180, A10267

S3905 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the use of solid antimicrobial copper alloy for touch surfaces in new construction using public funds.

S3905 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3905 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3905
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring the  use  of  an
   antimicrobial copper alloy for touch surfaces in new construction
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  241-c  to
 read as follows:
   §  241-C.  NEW CONSTRUCTION; SOLID ANTIMICROBIAL COPPER ALLOY.  1. ANY
 PUBLICLY FUNDED CONSTRUCTION SHALL  INCLUDE  TOUCH  SURFACES  MADE  FROM
 SOLID ANTIMICROBIAL COPPER ALLOY.
   2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   A.  "SOLID ANTIMICROBIAL COPPER ALLOY" SHALL MEAN A SOLID COPPER ALLOY
 THAT:
   (I) IS LISTED UNDER  UNITED  STATES  ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION  AGENCY
 REGISTRATION  NUMBER  82012-1,  82012-2,  82012-3,  82012-4, 82012-5, OR
 82012-6, OR IS OTHERWISE IDENTIFIED BY A UNIFIED NUMBERING  SYSTEM  CODE
 IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGISTRATION;
   (II) HAS A COPPER CONTENT OF NOT LESS THAN SIXTY WEIGHT PERCENT; AND
   (III)  HAS A CONTENT OF NOT MORE THAN ONE-TENTH WEIGHT PERCENT OF EACH
 OF THE FOLLOWING: LEAD, CHROMIUM, AND ARSENIC.
   B. "TOUCH SURFACE" SHALL MEAN ANY SURFACE OR FIXTURE WITHIN A BUILDING
 THAT A PERSON FREQUENTLY COMES  INTO  CONTACT  WITH  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
 LIMITED  TO:  DOOR  HANDLES, BATHROOM FIXTURES, BED RAILS, HANDRAILS AND
 LIGHT SWITCHES.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02193-01-1

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