|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 20, 2023||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S5855
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5855 (ACTIVE) - Details
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.
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
Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.
Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.