File #: Int 0106-2022    Version: Name: Sale of electric space heaters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: 6/1/2022 Law number: 2022/064
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale of electric space heaters
Sponsors: Shahana K. Hanif, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Keith Powers , Oswald Feliz, Kevin C. Riley, Kalman Yeger , Shekar Krishnan, Justin L. Brannan, Nantasha M. Williams, Julie Won, Robert F. Holden, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, Sandra Ung, Shaun Abreu, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Kamillah Hanks, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Lynn C. Schulman, Mercedes Narcisse, Charles Barron, Eric Dinowitz, Sandy Nurse, Erik D. Bottcher, Carlina Rivera , Rita C. Joseph, Gale A. Brewer, Marjorie Velázquez, Chi A. Ossé, Diana I. Ayala, Tiffany Cabán, James F. Gennaro, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Julie Menin, Joann Ariola
Council Member Sponsors: 37
Summary: This bill would prohibit the sale of electric space heaters without certain safety features; specifically, requiring all such devices for sale to be equipped with a thermostat, an automatic function that disables the device upon tip-over or overheating, and be certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 106-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 106, 3. Int. No. 106, 4. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022, 7. Committee Report 4/6/22, 8. Hearing Testimony 4/6/22, 9. Hearing Transcript 4/6/22, 10. Proposed Int. No. 106-A - 5/12/22, 11. Committee Report 5/18/22, 12. Hearing Transcript 5/18/22, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. May 19, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-19-22, 16. Int. No. 106-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Local Law 64, 19. Mayor's Letter, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 19, 2022
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6/2/2022AShahana K. Hanif City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/1/2022AShahana K. Hanif Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/1/2022AShahana K. Hanif Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2022AShahana K. Hanif City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2022AShahana K. Hanif City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022AShahana K. Hanif Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Special Committee on Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Special Committee on Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Shahana K. Hanif City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Shahana K. Hanif City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 106-A

 

By Council Member Hanif, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), and Council Members Sanchez, Powers, Feliz, Riley, Yeger, Krishnan, Brannan, Williams, Won, Holden, Farías, Avilés, Ung, Abreu, Richardson Jordan, Gutiérrez, Hanks, De La Rosa, Schulman, Narcisse, Barron, Dinowitz, Nurse, Bottcher, Rivera, Joseph, Brewer, Velázquez, Ossé, Ayala, Cabán, Gennaro, Brooks-Powers, Menin and Ariola

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale of electric space heaters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 14 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 14

SPACE HEATERS

§ 20-699.10 Definitions. For purposes of this subchapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Electric space heater. The term “electric space heater” means any electric portable device designed for space heating.

Stock keeping unit. The term “stock keeping unit” means each group of items offered for sale of the same brand name, quantity of contents, retail price and variety.

§ 20-699.11 Sale of electric space heaters. a. No person shall distribute, sell or offer for sale an electric space heater unless such electric space heater:

1. Is equipped with a thermostat and such thermostat is disclosed on packaging for such space heater;

2. Is equipped with an automatic function that disables such space heater upon overheating or tipping over and such automatic function is disclosed on packaging for such space heater;

3. Has been listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or other approved organization, as required by section 605.10.1 of the New York city fire code and such labeling is disclosed on packaging for such space heater.

b. Penalty. A person who violates subdivision a of this section or any rule promulgated thereunder is liable for a civil penalty as follows:

1. For the first violation, a civil penalty of zero dollars; and

2.  For any subsequent violations issued for the same offense within a period of two years of the date of a first violation, a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars.

c. Each failure to comply with subdivision a of this section with respect to any one stock keeping unit constitutes a separate violation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of consumer and worker protection may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.   

 

 

 

 

 

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