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A09207 Summary:

BILL NOA09207
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06383-A
 
SPONSORMorelle
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 399-ccc, Gen Bus L; amd 2, Chap of 2015 (as proposed in S.2696-A and A.3057-A)
 
Relates to certain smoke detecting devices and the effectiveness thereof.
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A09207 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9207
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 3, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. MORELLE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  certain  smoke
          detecting devices; and to amend a chapter of the laws of 2015 amending
          the  general business law relating to certain smoke detecting devices,
          as proposed in legislative bills numbers  S.2696-A  and  A.3057-A,  in
          relation to the effectiveness of such chapter
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 399-ccc of the general business law, as added by  a
     2  chapter  of the laws of 2015, amending the general business law relating
     3  to certain smoke detecting devices, as  proposed  in  legislative  bills
     4  numbers S. 2696-A and A. 3057-A, is amended to read as follows:
     5    §  399-ccc.  Smoke  detecting devices. 1. It shall be unlawful for any
     6  person or entity to distribute, sell, offer  for  sale,  or  import  any
     7  solely  battery  operated  smoke  detecting  alarm  device  powered by a
     8  replaceable, removable battery [not capable of powering such device  for
     9  a  minimum  of ten years].   All solely battery operated smoke detecting
    10  alarm devices that are distributed, sold, offered for sale, or imported,
    11  shall employ a non-removable, non-replaceable battery  that  powers  the
    12  device for a minimum of ten years.
    13    2.  All  product  packaging containing a solely battery operated smoke
    14  detecting alarm device shall include the following information:
    15    (a) the manufacturer's name or  registered  trademark  and  the  model
    16  number of the smoke detecting alarm device; and
    17    (b)  that such alarm device is designed to have a minimum battery life
    18  of ten years.
    19    3. The provisions of this section shall not apply  to  solely  battery
    20  operated  smoke  detecting alarm [device] devices powered by a replacea-
    21  ble, removable battery [not capable of powering such device for a  mini-
    22  mum  of ten years which] that have been ordered by, or are in the inven-
    23  tory of, owners, managing agents, contractors, wholesalers or  retailers
    24  on  or before the effective date of this section. The provisions of this
    25  section shall not apply to smoke detecting alarm  devices  [which]  that
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04737-09-6

        A. 9207                             2
 
     1  receive  their  power  from  the electrical system of the building, fire
     2  alarm systems with smoke detectors, fire alarm devices that connect to a
     3  panel, [or other] devices that use a low-power radio frequency  wireless
     4  communication  signal,  or such other devices as the state fire adminis-
     5  trator shall designate through its regulatory process.
     6    § 2. Section 2 of a chapter of the laws of 2015, amending the  general
     7  business law relating to certain smoke detecting devices, as proposed in
     8  legislative  bills  numbers S.2696-A and A.3057-A, is amended to read as
     9  follows:
    10    § 2. This act shall  take  effect  [January]  April  1,  [2017]  2019;
    11  provided however, that effective immediately, all actions and procedures
    12  with  respect  to the proposed adoption, amendment, suspension or repeal
    13  of any rule or regulation necessary for  the  timely  implementation  of
    14  this  act are [directed and] authorized to be made [and completed] on or
    15  before such effective date.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
    17  manner  as  a chapter of the laws of 2015, amending the general business
    18  law relating to certain smoke detecting devices, as proposed in legisla-
    19  tive bills numbers S. 2696-A and A.  3057-A, takes effect.
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