Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to environmental conservation
|Apr 16, 2021||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S6238
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S6238 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6238 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6238 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM 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 11, entitled Chemical Flame Retardants. This title defines "chemical flame retardants", "residential upholstered furniture" and prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants in residential uphol- stered furniture Section 2 is the effective date.
2021-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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