House Substitute 2 for House Bill 117
150th General Assembly (Present)
House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce 6/14/19
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF HARMFUL FLAME RETARDANTS.
This Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of children's products, upholstered furniture used in residences, and mattresses that contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. This Act does not apply to the resale of these items. These flame retardants have been found to cause cancer, particularly to firefighters who are extinguishing fires that involve products that contain these chemicals. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2020. Like House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 117, this Act makes technical changes to House Bill No. 117 for internal consistency and for consistency with other provisions of the Code. This Substitute differs from House Substitute 1 for House Bill No. 117 as follows: 1. It allows the electronic components within children’s products and upholstered furniture to contain the prohibited chemicals. 2. Revises the definition of “flame retardant chemical” to include only the harmful chemicals prohibited under this Act. 3. Makes additional technical corrections.
Takes effect upon being signed into law