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S02983 Summary:

Add Art 37 Title 4 §§37-0401 - 37-0409, En Con L
Prohibits the manufacture, distribution and sale of children's foam mats containing formamide.
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S02983 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 26, 2023
        Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          prohibiting  the manufacture, distribution and sale of children's foam
          mats containing formamide

          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 amended
     2  by adding a new title 4 to read as follows:
     3                                  TITLE IV
     4                                  FORMAMIDE
     5  Section 37-0401. Short title.
     6          37-0403. Definitions.
     7          37-0405. Foam mat products.
     8          37-0407. Preemption.
     9          37-0409. Rules and regulations.
    10  § 37-0401. Short title.
    11    This  title  shall  be  known  and may be cited as the "formamide-free
    12  children's product act".
    13  § 37-0403. Definitions.
    14    As used in this title: (a) "foam mat product" means  all  mats,  pads,
    15  mattresses  and cushions designed for use by children three years old or
    16  younger, including mats, pads, mattresses and cushions  used  as  or  in
    17  connection  with  bedding,  changing platforms, strollers and carriages,
    18  high chairs, car seats, play pens and toys.
    19    (b) "formamide" means the chemical identified by CAS  number  75-12-7,
    20  including methanamide and carbamaldehyde.
    21  § 37-0405. Foam mat products.
    22    1.  Beginning  December  first,  two  thousand twenty-five, no person,
    23  firm, partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  shall sell or offer for sale in this state any foam mat product contain-
     2  ing formamide.
     3    2.  The  provisions  of  this  section  shall not apply to the sale or
     4  distribution of foam mat products  resold  or  offered  for  resale,  or
     5  distributed by consumers for consumer use.
     6  § 37-0407. Preemption.
     7    Jurisdiction  in  all  matters pertaining to formamide which are regu-
     8  lated pursuant to the provisions of this title shall  be  vested  exclu-
     9  sively in the state.
    10  § 37-0409. Rules and regulations.
    11    The  department is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations
    12  as it shall deem necessary to implement the provisions of this title.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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