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|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.|
|06/14/2019||REFERRED TO RULES|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6512 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. LBD13385-01-9S. 6512 2 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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