HB 1214 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL HB 1214
SPONSORS: Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1; Rep. Goley, Hills. 8; Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs
This bill prohibits the sale and distribution of new upholstered furniture for residential purposes if it contains certain flame retardant chemicals.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
REGULATING THE SALE OF CERTAIN FURNITURE WITH FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
359-Q:1 Definitions. In this chapter:
I. "Flame-retardant chemical" means a chemical or chemical compound for which a functional use is to resist or inhibit the spread of fire. "Flame-retardant chemical" includes, but is not limited to, halogenated, phosphorus-based, nitrogen-based and nanoscale flame retardants and any chemical or chemical compound for which "flame retardant" appears on the substance safety data sheet required under 29 C.F.R. section 1910.1200(g).
II. "Upholstered furniture" means residential furniture intended for indoor use in a home or other dwelling intended for residential occupancy that consists in whole or in part of resilient cushioning materials enclosed within a covering consisting of fabric or related materials.
359-Q:2 Beginning January 1, 2019, a person shall not sell, offer to sell, or distribute for promotional purposes, upholstered furniture containing in its fabric or other covering or in its cushioning materials more than 0.1 percent of a flame-retardant chemical or more than 0.1 percent of a mixture that includes flame-retardant chemicals.
359-Q:3 Exemptions. The prohibition in RSA 359-Q:2 shall not apply to the following upholstered furniture products containing flame-retardant chemicals:
I. Used upholstered furniture.
II. Upholstered furniture purchased for public use in public facilities, including, but not limited to, schools, jails, and hospitals, that is required by the state of California to meet the flammability standard in California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Technical Bulletin 133, "Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies," dated January 1991.
III. New upholstered furniture otherwise subject to the prohibition in RSA 359-Q:2 that is sold, offered for sale, or distributed for promotional purposes in the state by a retailer or wholesaler on or after January 1, 2019 and that was imported into the state or otherwise purchased or acquired by the retailer or wholesaler for sale or distribution in the state prior to January 1, 2019.
|Feb. 13, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 20, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|March 15, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
March 22, 2018: Refer for Interim Study: MA DV 175-160 03/22/2018 HJ 10 P. 7
March 15, 2018: Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69
: Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 6, 2018: Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
March 6, 2018: Removed from Consent (Rep. Goley) 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 4
: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 6, 2018: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 5
Feb. 20, 2018: Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 302
Feb. 20, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/20/2018 09:00 AM LOB 305
Feb. 13, 2018: Public Hearing: 02/13/2018 01:15 PM LOB 302
Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 3