Bill Text: NY A08540 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that a person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, or other entity may sell or offer to sell a child restraint system if the retailer: (a) maintains in stock and prominently displays within the store, the child restraint alarms for sale that are compatible with such child restraint systems; and (b) posts a notice, in a conspicuous location which may be easily seen or reached by customers, in legible format, states: "Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-car crash vehicular death in children under the age of 15. Child restraint alarms, when used properly, may help to prevent vehicular death of children."; defines terms; imposes a civil penalty.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-08-23 - referred to consumer affairs and protection [A08540 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08540-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          8540

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     August 23, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Consumer Affairs and Protection

        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to child restraint
          alarms

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  399-iii to read as follows:
     3    § 399-iii. Child restraint alarm. 1. As used in this section:
     4    (a) "Child restraint system" shall mean any device, used  in  conjunc-
     5  tion with safety belts, designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain,
     6  seat,  or position children and which meets the applicable Federal Motor
     7  Vehicle Safety Standards set forth in 49 C.F.R. 571.213.
     8    (b) "Child restraint alarm" shall mean a device that attaches  to  the
     9  child  restraint  system or conjoined safety belt that alerts the driver
    10  when he or she has exited the vehicle without unbuckling the child  from
    11  the  child  restraint system. This alarm may connect with a smart device
    12  and send either text alerts, emails or sound an audible alarm.
    13    2. A person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability  compa-
    14  ny,  corporation,  or  other  entity  may  sell or offer to sell a child
    15  restraint system if the retailer:
    16    (a) maintains in stock and prominently displays within the store,  the
    17  child  restraint  alarms  for  sale  that are compatible with such child
    18  restraint systems; and (b) posts a notice,  in  a  conspicuous  location
    19  which  may  be  easily  seen or reached by customers, in legible format,
    20  which states: "Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-car crash vehicu-
    21  lar death in children under the age of 15. Child restraint alarms,  when
    22  used properly, may help to prevent vehicular death of children."
    23    3.  Any  person,  firm,  partnership,  association,  limited liability
    24  company, corporation, or other entity that sells or offers to  sell  new
    25  child  restraint  systems  to  a  consumer at retail in violation of the

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13633-01-9

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     1  provisions of this section shall be liable for a civil  penalty  not  to
     2  exceed five hundred dollars for each violation.
     3    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law.
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