senate Bill S2718

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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Jan 22, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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S2718 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 10 §§37-1001 - 37-1005, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4780
2015-2016: S2745, S3619, S3844, S5585
2017-2018: S742
2019-2020: S1367

S2718 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2718 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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