*These bills were under the 2016 legislation, this list will be updated in 2017.

State/Bill # Details Actions Status Link
CA AJR 30 Would urge U.S. Congress not to approve the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), primarily on grounds that it preempts states’ rights to regulate chemicals. FJATA supports the CSIA and opposes AJR 30. Author: Stone
Last Action: 2/4/14 – Withdrawn from committee & moved to inactive file.
Inactive All Bill Data
CT SB 84 Would amend CT law to enforce the ASTM F2923-11 standard for cadmium in children’s jewelry. FJATA is actively supporting. Introduced by: General Law Committee
Last Action: 4/29/14 – Moved to Foot of Senate Calendar after Favorable Report out of LCO
To Foot of the Senate Calendar, File #219, Favorable Report out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office All Bill Data
CT HB 5036 Would create a list of “priority chemicals” and require the Commissioner on Public Health to create a report on how to reduce their use. FJATA does not support further green chemistry legislation as other statutes have already created de facto national policy. Introduced by: Committee on Children
Last Action: 3/6/14 – Public Hearing Held
In Joint Committee on Children, 3/6 Public Hearing written testimony available in link (at right). All Bill Data
CT SB 126 Companion to CT HB 5036. Opposed. Introduced by: General Law Committee
Last Action: 3/25/14 – Senate Calendar 111, Favorable Report from LCO
Senate Calendar #111 All Bill Data
CT HB 5305 Would delay the effective date of CT cadmium in children’s jewelry statute from July 2014 to July 2016; and establish a task force to study safety thresholds pertaining to cadmium in children’s jewelry. Introduced by: Committee on Children
Last Action: 6/6/14 – Public Act 14-140, Signed by Gov.
Public Act 14-140, Signed by Governor All Bill Data
MA S. 990 Would limit cadmium in children’s jewelry to 75ppm soluble. FJATA opposes because ASTM F2923 provides better protection for children and there is demonstrated industry compliance. Introduced by: Candaras
Last Action: 7/11/13 – Favorable Report from Sen Ethics & Rules Comm.
In Senate Ethics & Rules Committee All Bill Data
MA H. 235 A green chemistry measure that would establish a list of 50 or more priority chemicals, create requirements for reporting and alternatives assessments, and provide some assistance to affected companies, as well as a new fee for users of priority chemicals above certain thresholds. FJATA does not support further green chemistry legislation as other statutes have already created de facto national policy. Sponsor: Kaufman
Last Action: New House Draft – 4/2/14 (H. 3997)
Pending Review of New Draft H. 3997 All Bill Data
NJ AB 626 Would ban products for children under 6 that contain lead, mercury, or cadmium. FJATA opposes due to the fact that federal regulations on Pb, Hg, & Cd exist already for products intended for children under 6. Sponsors: Moriarty, Johnson, Benson
Last Action: 1/16/14 – ref. Cons Aff
In Consumer Affairs Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 281 Would create entities and policies based on the “precautionary principle”, including taking action to protect public health and the environment without requiring scientific proof. FJATA opposes. Sponsor: Sweeney
Last Action: 6/17/14 – held for consideration in Ways & Means
Held for consideration in Ways and Means Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 3777 Would require that “consumer products” (for children) be labeled with the name/address of the manufacturer or importer. FJATA opposes because it replicates data required under the CPSIA. Sponsor: Jacobs
Last Action: 1/8/14 – ref. CAP
In Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee All Bill Data
NY S. 1576-A Would duplicate CA Metal-Containing Jewelry Law, creating standards for adult jewelry as well as children’s and institute a requirement to label jewelry containing over 200ppm lead by weight. FJATA opposes because the CPSIA covers children’s products and manufacturers are already complying with CA law for adult. Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 2/10/14 – Dates amended
In Environmental Conservation Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 6283 Would effectively ban cadmium in all children’s products to a PQL level. FJATA strongly opposes. Sponsor: Gabryscak
Last Action: 1/15/14 – Enacting clause stricken
In Environmental Conservation Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 733 Would require that jewelry comply with magnet ASTM F963 safety protocols. Absent such compliance, magnet-based tongue, lip, nose piercings are banned and adult novelty products must carry a warning. FJATA supports but the bill is largely included in NY A5970A/S3947A, which FJATA strongly supports. Sponsor: Weprin
Last Action: 3/26/14 – Passed Assembly, deliv. Senate, ref. Codes
In Codes Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 4822 Would ban “novelty consumer products” (incl. jewelry) with over 75ppm cadmium by weight. FJATA opposes because ASTM F2923 adequately protects children’s health. Sponsor: Sweeney
Last Action: 3/6/14 Passed Assembly/Died in Senate, Reref. EnCon
In Environmental Conservation Committee All Bill Data
NY S. 6729 Companion to A. 4822. Opposed. Sponsor: Avella
Last Action: 3/4/14 – ref. EnCon
In Environmental Conservation Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 6328 / S. 4614
Would create a list of priority chemicals, including lead, cadmium and antimony among others; companies would be required to report on “intentionally-added” priority chemicals; and effective 1/1/18 would ban the sale of products “containing” priority chemicals listed for one year. Opposed. Sponsor: Sweeney
Last Action: 3/18/14 – Passed Assembly, delivered to Senate
Senate Sponsor: Boyle
Senate Action: 4/15/14 – ref. En. Con.
In Environmental Conservation Committee, both houses All Bill Data
NY A. 5615 Would limit cadmium in children’s jewelry to 0.5ppm soluble. FJATA opposes because this limit is not in harmony with any other state or federal law or voluntary standard. Sponsor: Englebright
Last Action: 1/8/14 – Ref. Health
In Health Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 5824 Would ban the sale of products for children under 14 that have a surface coating in excess of a certain limit. FJATA opposes because the CPSIA covers products for children 12 and under to a stricter limit on surface coatings, and likewise addresses the other provisions of the bill. Sponsor: Englebright
Last Action: 1/8/14 – Ref. Consumer Affairs & Protection
In Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee All Bill Data
NY S. 845 Companion to A. 5824. Opposed. Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 1/8/14 – Ref. Con Prot
In Consumer Protection Committee All Bill Data
NY S. 1223 Would establish a priority chemicals list (including lead, cadmium, and antimony) upon whose presence in products for children “12 and under” manufacturers must report as well as eliminate use of within 1 year after 1/1/18. FJATA opposes this bill because some chemicals on the list are necessary constituents of jewelry components and are molecularly-bound to substrates in a way that there is little to no risk to consumers. Sponsor: Perkins
Last Action: 1/8/14 – ref. En Con
In Environmental Convervation Committee All Bill Data
NY S. 3947A Would make the ASTM F2923 Children’s Jewelry Safety Standard a NY law. FJATA strongly supports. Sponsor: Grisanti
Last Action: 3/4/14 – Advanced to 3rd reading
In Health Committee All Bill Data
NY A. 5970A Companion to S. 3947A. Supported. Sponsor: Englebright
Last Action: 1/8/14 – Ref. Consumer Affairs & Protection
In Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee All Bill Data
NY S. 854 Would require children’s jewelry to meet cadmium limits as defined in ASTM F2923. FJATA supports the limit but A5970A/S3947A offer a more comprehensive approach. Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 1/8/14 – Ref. Health
In Health Committee All Bill Data
RI H 7157 Would amend RI Comprehensive Children’s Jewelry Safety Act to require jewelry “sold” in RI to comply with ASTM F2923 instead of jewelry that is “manufactured” in the state. FJATA supports. Sponsor: Craven
Last Action: 5/27/14 – Signed by Gov.
Signed by Governor, amending Title 23, Chapter 24, Section 11 of RIGL
All Bill Data
RI S. 2278 RI H. 7157 companion. Supported. Sponsors: Sheehan, Conley Jr., Lombardo III, Pichardo, Cote
Last Action: 5/27/14 – Signed by Gov.
Signed by Governor, amending Title 23, Chapter 24, Section 11 of RIGL
All Bill Data
VT S. 239 Green chemistry bill that would establish list of priority chemicals with reporting and alternatives assessment requirements for children’s product companies; designates a provisional 100ppm de minimis level for contaminant CHCCs. Establishes an initial list of 66 chemicals, including cadmium, antimony, and some phthalates, among others. FJATA does not support further green chemistry legislation as other statutes have already created de facto national policy. Sponsors: Lyons, Mullin, Ashe, Pollina
Last Action: 6/10/14 – Signed by Governor
Signed by Governor
All Bill Data
US HR 899 The “Unfunded Mandates and Information Transparency Act of 2014” would remove an exemption for independent regulatory agencies from requirements to conduct fiscal analysis of proposed rules; include in the definition of “direct costs” consumer behavior changes, costs passed on to consumers and revenue loss; and expand requirements to include the private sector in rule development; among other things. Supported. Sponsor: Foxx
Last Action: 2/28/14 – Passed House
Under consideration in the Senate All Bill Data
CICA Draft The “Chemicals in Commerce Act” is similar to the CSIA introduced in 2013 and would amend the Toxic Sustances Control Act (TSCA) to grant the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to conduct risk assessments on chemicals, to be categorized as high- or low- risk. The Act would continue states’ rights to regulate chemicals the EPA has not addressed and would preempt state rules for those it has evaluated. Supported. Sponsor: Shimkus
Last Action: 4/29/14 – Hearing in EnCom Committee
In Energy & Commerce Committee All Bill Data
US S 2120 Would amend the language in the CPSIA to apply phthalates requirements to all children’s products instead of only toys and child care articles. Sponsor: Gillibrand
Last Action: 3/12/14, Read twice and Ref. Comm., Science and Trans. Committee
In Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee All Bill Data
US HR 3830 “Trade Priorities Act” is a bill that will enhance the USTR’s ability to negotiate trade agreements with international entities and includes language that supports regulatory harmonization through scientific risk assessment of goods in trade. FJATA supports this bill. Sponsor: Camp
Last Action: 1/9/14 – ref. R, B, W&M
In Rules, Budget, Ways & Means Committees All Bill Data