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S05675 Summary:

BILL NOS05675
 
SAME ASSAME AS A04522
 
SPONSORREICHLIN-MELNICK
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L
 
Provides that on each seasonal and decorative lighting product manufactured, sold or delivered by a manufacturer or distributed in this state that contains an electrical cord casing in which lead is used, there shall be a warning label; defines terms; provides for civil penalties.
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S05675 Actions:

BILL NOS05675
 
03/15/2021REFERRED TO HEALTH
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S05675 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5675
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     March 15, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  the  manufacture
          and sale of seasonal and decorative lighting products containing lead
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  1376-b to read as follows:
     3    §  1376-b.  Manufacture  and  sale of seasonal and decorative lighting
     4  products containing lead. 1. When used  in  this  title,  "seasonal  and
     5  decorative lighting product" shall mean portable, plug-connected, tempo-
     6  rary-use  lighting products and accessories that have a nominal 120-volt
     7  input voltage rating.
     8    (a) Lighting products within the scope of this rule are factory-assem-
     9  bled with push-in, midget or miniature screw base lamp holders connected
    10  in series or parallel, directly across the 120-volt input.
    11    (b) Such lighting products include, but are  not  limited  to  lighted
    12  decorative  outfits such as wired holiday string lights, pre-lit artifi-
    13  cial Christmas trees, plants,  flowers  or  wreaths,  stockings,  stars,
    14  candles and light sculptures.
    15    2. On each seasonal and decorative lighting product manufactured, sold
    16  or  delivered  by  a  manufacturer or distributed within this state that
    17  contains an electrical cord casing in which lead is used, there shall be
    18  printed thereon or attached thereto a warning label.
    19    3. Such warning label shall contain the following statement: "WARNING:
    20  HANDLING THE COATED ELECTRICAL WIRE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY  EXPOSE  YOU  TO
    21  LEAD. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER USE."
    22    4.  Any  person,  firm,  corporation  or association who violates this
    23  section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than  one  thou-
    24  sand dollars for each such violation.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05415-01-1

        S. 5675                             2
 
     1    5.  The commissioner may waive the provisions of this section in whole
     2  or in part upon finding by the commissioner  in  a  particular  instance
     3  that there is no significant threat to public health.
     4    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     5  have become a law.
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