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Bill S3703-2013

Relates to expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act

Relates to expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act; expands the definition of "TRIS" to include TDCPP (TRIS (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate).

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Actions

  • Jun 21, 2013: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 22, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 17, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 16, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.285
  • Feb 11, 2013: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Apr 16, 2013
Ayes (5): Grisanti, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Young
Ayes W/R (7): Little, O'Mara, Avella, Espaillat, Serrano, Latimer, Tkaczyk
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (5): Grisanti, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Young
Ayes W/R (7): Little, O'Mara, Avella, Espaillat, Serrano, Latimer, Tkaczyk

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3703

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to limit children's exposure to certain chemicals.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would prohibit the use of TRIS (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) in certain child care products. Justification TRIS is the common name for a family of chlorinated flame retardants. In 2011, the Legislature banned the use of THIS (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) in child care products because of the risks TCEP poses to children's health.

In the 1970s, THIS (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) was used in children's sleepwear as a substitute for THIS (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (TRIS-BP), which was banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because of potential health concerns. Subsequent testing on TDCPP caused manufacturers to stop using TDCPP in children's sleepwear voluntarily. However, TDCPP is currently being used in plastics, resins and polyurethane foams found in car seats and baby products. TDCPP is not chemically bound to these products. As a result, TDCPP is present in indoor air and dust, in the environment, and in human tissue. Younger children, particularly babies, are especially vulnerable because of their smaller and developing bodies.

California recently added TDCPP to its Proposition 65 list, which lists "chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm," because of animal studies demonstrating TDCPP's adverse health effects.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 6080 of 2012 Referenced to Senate Committee on Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect December 1, 2015.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3703 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 11, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 expanding the TRIS-free children and babies act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 37-0703 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 259 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 2. "TRIS" shall include TCEP (TRIS (2-chloroethyl) phosphate) AND TDCPP (TRIS (1,3-DICHLORO-2-PROPYL) PHOSPHATE). S 2. This act shall take effect December 1, 2015.

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