A00106 Summary:

COSPNSRCook, Jaffee, Miller, Ortiz, Weprin, Walker, Otis, Lifton, Colton
MLTSPNSRAbinanti, Aubry, Brennan, Galef, Markey
Add Art 37 Title 4 SS37-0401 - 37-0409, En Con L
Prohibits the manufacture, distribution and sale of children's foam mats containing formamide.
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A00106 Actions:

01/07/2015referred to environmental conservation
04/27/2015reported referred to codes
05/07/2015advanced to third reading cal.276
01/06/2016referred to environmental conservation
02/02/2016enacting clause stricken
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A00106 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 7, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC, COOK, JAFFEE, MILLER, ORTIZ, ROBERTS,
          WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  ABINANTI,  AUBRY,  BRENNAN,
          GALEF,  MARKEY  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environ-
          mental 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.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    1.  Beginning December first, two thousand seventeen, no person, firm,
     2  partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation shall
     3  sell or offer for sale in this state any  foam  mat  product  containing
     4  formamide.
     5    2.  The  provisions  of  this  section  shall not apply to the sale or
     6  distribution of foam mat products  resold  or  offered  for  resale,  or
     7  distributed by consumers for consumer use.
     8  § 37-0407. Preemption.
     9    Jurisdiction  in  all  matters pertaining to formamide which are regu-
    10  lated pursuant to the provisions of this title shall  be  vested  exclu-
    11  sively in the state.
    12  § 37-0409. Rules and regulations.
    13    The  department is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations
    14  as it shall deem necessary to implement the provisions of this title.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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