Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to consumer protection
|Mar 20, 2023
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S5855
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-S5855 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S5855 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5855 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children PURPOSE: Amends the current provisions of the hazardous toy prohibitions current- ly contained in the general business law to include the definition of a toy contaminated by a toxic substance in response to the recent influx of lead tainted toys. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Section 396-k of the general business law, as added by chap- ter 754 of the laws of 1973, and as renumbered by chapter 432 of the laws of 1974, the section heading and subdivisions 1 and 4 as amended by chapter 358 of the laws of 1989, is amended.
2023-S5855 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5855 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 396-k of the general business law, as added by chapter 754 of the laws of 1973, and as renumbered by chapter 432 of the laws of 1974, the section heading and subdivisions 1 and 4 as amended by chapter 358 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows: § 396-k. Hazardous toys and other articles intended primarily for use by children; prohibition and enforcement. 1. No person, firm, corpo- ration, association or agent or employee thereof shall import, manufac- ture, sell, hold for sale or distribute a toy or other article intended for use by a child which presents an electrical, mechanical or thermal hazard OR THAT IS CONTAMINATED WITH ANY TOXIC SUBSTANCE. The following definitions are applicable to this section: (a) "Child" means any person less than fourteen years of age; (b) A toy or other article presents an electrical hazard if, in normal use or when subjected to reasonably foreseeable damage or abuse, its design or manufacture may cause personal injury or illness by electrical shock or electrocution; (B-1) "TOY" MEANS AN ARTICLE OR ITEM DESIGNED AND MADE FOR THE AMUSE- MENT OF A CHILD OR FOR HIS OR HER USE IN PLAY; (c) A toy or other article presents a mechanical hazard if, in normal use or when subjected to reasonably foreseeable damage or abuse, its design or manufacture presents an unreasonable risk of personal injury or illness: (1) from fracture, fragmentation or disassembly of the article; (2) from propulsion of the article or any part or accessory thereof; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07444-01-3 S. 5855 2
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