Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals

Last updated: Aug 2, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Walter Kumiega , House 134
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 182

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: The House and Senate voted to override this bill. It is now law and becomes effective 90 days post-adjournment.

UPDATE: The governor has vetoed this bill.

UPDATE: The Senate voted 34-1 in favor of the bill. The bill was sent to the Appropriations Committee.

UPDATE: This bill received strong support in the House with a 139-5 vote. We expect similar support in the Senate.

UPDATE: This bill remains tabled in committee.

Summary:

This bill prohibits a person from selling or offering for sale or distributing for promotional purposes new upholstered furniture containing more than 0.1% of a flame-retardant chemical or containing more than 0.1% of a mixture that includes flame-retardant chemicals.