S00583 Summary:

BILL NOS00583A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSQUADRON
 
COSPNSRHOYLMAN
 
MLTSPNSR
 
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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S00583 Actions:

BILL NOS00583A
 
01/07/2015REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
01/06/2016REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
04/29/2016AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
04/29/2016PRINT NUMBER 583A
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S00583 Memo:

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S00583 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         583--A
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 7, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental
          Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environmental  Conser-
          vation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
 
        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.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00635-02-6

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     1    (b) "formamide" means the chemical identified by CAS  number  75-12-7,
     2  including methanamide and carbamaldehyde.
     3  § 37-0405. Foam mat products.
     4    1.  Beginning  December first, two thousand eighteen, no person, firm,
     5  partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation shall
     6  sell or offer for sale in this state any  foam  mat  product  containing
     7  formamide.
     8    2.  The  provisions  of  this  section  shall not apply to the sale or
     9  distribution of foam mat products  resold  or  offered  for  resale,  or
    10  distributed by consumers for consumer use.
    11  § 37-0407. Preemption.
    12    Jurisdiction  in  all  matters pertaining to formamide which are regu-
    13  lated pursuant to the provisions of this title shall  be  vested  exclu-
    14  sively in the state.
    15  § 37-0409. Rules and regulations.
    16    The  department is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations
    17  as it shall deem necessary to implement the provisions of this title.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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