Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 19, 2023||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S2332
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2332 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Consumer Protection
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §397-b, Gen Bus L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3166, A756
2021-2022: S291, A1554
2023-S2332 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2332 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the manufacture, distribution and sale of toys and child care products containing phthalates PURPOSE: This bill prohibits the manufacturing of toys containing an excess of 0.1 percent of the compound known as phthalate in order to safeguard children from this toxic substance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides the legislative findings that phthalates are a class of chemicals used in polyvinyl chloride which is found in the plastic used in many products intended for young children including pacifiers and teethers. It also explains that phthalates are reported to disrupt hormones and the exposure is primarily oral.
2023-S2332 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2332 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 19, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the manufacture, distribution and sale of toys and child care products containing phthalates THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that phthalates are a class of chemicals used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic to improve flexibility and in cosmetics to bind fragrance to the product. Phthalates are used in many products intended for use by young children including, but not limited to, teethers, toys and soft plastic books. It is further found that there is extensive scientific literature reporting the hormone disrupting effect of phthalates, and substantial evidence that levels of the phthalates of concern are found in humans at levels associated with adverse effects. Population studies show that virtually everyone carries some level of phthalates in their body. For the general population, the oral route of exposure is considered a major route. § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b to read as follows: § 397-B. TOYS AND CHILD CARE PRODUCTS; PHTHALATES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "CHILD CARE ARTICLE" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO FACILITATE SLEEP, RELAXATION OR THE FEEDING OF CHIL- DREN, OR TO HELP CHILDREN WITH SUCKING OR TEETHING; (B) "TOY" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO BE USED BY CHILDREN WHEN THEY PLAY. 2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA- NY OR CORPORATION SHALL MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00826-01-3
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