STATE OF NEW YORK
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            S. 3493                                                  A. 5147
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                SENATE - ASSEMBLY
                                    February 7, 2019
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        IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
        IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GALEF, THIELE, MOSLEY,  GOTTFRIED,
          DE LA ROSA, JEAN-PIERRE, L. ROSENTHAL, GLICK -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        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
    10  connected 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  wreathes,  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 made with polyvinyl chloride in which
    18  lead is used as a fire-retardant and stabilizer, there shall be  printed
    19  thereon or attached thereto a warning label.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1    3. Such warning label shall contain the following statement: "WARNING:
     2  HANDLING  THE  COATED  ELECTRICAL WIRE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY EXPOSE YOU TO
     3  LEAD. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER USE."
     4    4.  Any  person,  firm,  corporation  or association who violates this
     5  section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than  one  thou-
     6  sand dollars for each such violation.
     7    5.  The commissioner may waive the provisions of this section in whole
     8  or in part upon finding by the commissioner  in  a  particular  instance
     9  that there is no significant threat to public health.
    10    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    11  have become a law.