DE HB44 | 2015-2016 | 148th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Introduced on March 12 2015 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2015-04-28 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act protects children and families from the harmful effects of certain flame retardants used in furniture by adding a new chapter 105 to Title 16. Section 10501 provides definitions applicable in this chapter. Section 10502 prohibits the sale or distribution of children’s products or furniture containing TRIS in greater than fifty parts per million in any component product beginning in July 2015, and prohibits the sale or distribution of children’s products or furniture containing any “chemical of high concern,” as of July 2016. Sale of previously owned products is exempt from this chapter’s requirements. Section 10503 requires manufacturers to notify persons who may sell the manufacturer’s products in this state if they product contains the restricted chemicals. Section 10504 penalizes manufacturers who violate these provisions in the amount of $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for repeat offenses.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Flame Retardants.



2015-04-28HouseAmendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2015-03-12HouseIntroduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments 750