S06512 Summary:

Add Art 37 Title 9 37-0901 & 37-0903, En Con L
Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture beginning July 1, 2020.
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                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      June 14, 2019
        Introduced by Sens. HARCKHAM, RITCHIE, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        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:
     1    Section  1.    Article  37  of  the  environmental conservation law is
     2  amended by adding a new title 9 to read as follows:
     3                                   TITLE 9
     4                          CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS
     5  Section 37-0901. Definitions.
     6          37-0903. Prohibition on the use of chemical flame retardants.
     7  § 37-0901. Definitions. As used in this title:
     8    1. "Chemical flame retardants" shall  mean  any  halogenated  chemical
     9  flame  retardant, including but not limited to TDCPP Tris (1, 3 Dicholo-
    10  ro-2-propyl) phosphate, and any Phosphorus-Bromine flame retardants.
    11    2. "Residential upholstered furniture" shall mean  a  sofa,  loveseat,
    12  chair,  ottoman,  footstool,  or  other  item of furniture, intended for
    13  indoor use in a home that consists, in whole or  in  part,  of  leather,
    14  plastic,  fabric  or other material that contains cotton, wool, polyure-
    15  thane or other natural or synthetic material that is placed in  cushions
    16  or on the frame of the furniture.
    17  § 37-0903. Prohibition on the use of chemical flame retardants.
    18    1.  Beginning  July first, two thousand twenty, no person, firm, part-
    19  nership, association, limited liability  company  or  corporation  shall
    20  sell  or  offer  for  sale  any  residential  upholstered furniture that
    21  contains chemical  flame  retardants  intentionally-added  in  order  to
    22  provide  a  specific characteristic, appearance or quality, to perform a
    23  specific function, or for any other purpose.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    2. The provisions of this section shall  not  apply  to  the  sale  or
     2  distribution  of residential upholstered furniture resold or offered for
     3  resale, or distributed by consumers for consumer use.
     4    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
     5  have become a law. Effective immediately, the commissioner  of  environ-
     6  mental  conservation  is  authorized  to  promulgate any rules and regu-
     7  lations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on  or  before
     8  such effective date.
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