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SF 2330

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 05/10/2016 08:36am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; prohibiting the use of certain flame-retardant chemicals
in certain products; amending Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section
325F.071.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 325F.071, is amended to read:


325F.071 FLAME-RETARDANT CHEMICALS; PROHIBITION.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given.

(b) "Child" means a person under 12 years of age.

(c) "Children's product" means a product primarily designed or intended by a
manufacturer to be used by or for a child, including any article used as a component of such
a product, but excluding a food, beverage, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical product
or biologic, children's toys that are subject to the most recent version of the American
Society for Testing and Materials F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy
Safety, a medical device as defined in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, United
States Code, title 21, section 321(h), products listed under section 116.9405, clauses (10)
and (11), and products listed under sections 325F.03 and 325F.04.

(d) "Upholstered residential furniture" means furniture with padding, coverings, and
cushions intended and sold for use in the home or places of lodging.

new text begin (e) "Residential textile" means a textile designed for use in the home or places of
lodging as a covering on windows, walls, or floors. Residential textile includes carpeting
and carpet padding.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Flame-retardant chemicals; prohibition.

(a) On and after July 1, 2018,
no manufacturer or wholesaler may manufacture, sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or
distribute for use in this state a children's product deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end upholstered residential furniturenew text begin,
residential textile, or mattress
new text end containing, in amounts greater than 1,000 parts per million
in any product component, the following flame-retardants:

(1) TDCPP (tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate), Chemical Abstracts Service
number 13674-87-8;

(2) decabromodiphenyl ether, Chemical Abstracts Service number 1163-19-5;

(3) hexabromocyclododecane, Chemical Abstracts Service number 25637-99-4; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) TCEP (tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate), Chemical Abstracts Service number
115-96-8deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) tetrabromobisphenol A, Chemical Abstracts Service number 79-94-7;
new text end

new text begin (6) antimony trioxide, Chemical Abstracts Service number 1309-64-4;
new text end

new text begin (7) tetrabromo phthalate (TBPH), Chemical Abstract Service number 26040-51-7;
new text end

new text begin (8) tetrabromo benzoate (TBB), Chemical Abstract Service number 183658-27-7;
new text end

new text begin (9) chlorinated paraffins, Chemical Abstract Service number 85535-84-8; and
new text end

new text begin (10) tris(1-chloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TCPP), Chemical Abstract Service number
13674-84-5.
new text end

(b) On and after July 1, 2019, no retailer may sell or offer for sale or use in this state
a children's product deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end upholstered residential furniturenew text begin, residential textile, or mattress
new text endcontaining in amounts greater than 1,000 parts per million in any product component the
flame retardant chemicals listed in paragraph (a).

(c) The sale or offer for sale of any previously owned product containing a chemical
restricted under this section is exempt from the provisions of this section.

Subd. 3.

Flame-retardant chemicals; replacement chemicals.

A manufacturer
shall not replace a chemical whose use is prohibited under this section with a chemical
identified on the basis of credible scientific evidence by a state, federal, or international
agency as being known or suspected with a high degree of probability to:

(1) harm the normal development of a fetus or child or cause other developmental
toxicity;

(2) cause cancer, genetic damage, or reproductive harm;

(3) disrupt the endocrine or hormone system; or

(4) damage the nervous system, immune system, or organs, or cause other systemic
toxicity.