senate Bill S6238

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Apr 16, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

S6238 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3031
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 11 §§37-1101 & 37-1103, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6557
2015-2016: A7837
2017-2018: A3368
2019-2020: S6512, A6260

S6238 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture beginning July 1, 2022.

S6238 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6238 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6238
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 11 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 11
                         CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS
 SECTION 37-1101. DEFINITIONS.
         37-1103. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS.
 § 37-1101. 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.
 § 37-1103. 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
 PROVIDE  A  SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTIC, APPEARANCE OR QUALITY, TO PERFORM A
 SPECIFIC FUNCTION, OR FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02768-01-1

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