Status Summary

SB 6048 was referred to the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee but was not scheduled for a hearing. Therefore the bill is dead.

Legislative Session

2014

Sponsor

Senator Hargrove

SB 6048 states that beginning July 1, 2015, no manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer may manufacture, knowingly sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or distribute for use in this state children's products or residential upholstered furniture, containing TDCPP or TCEP in amounts greater than one hundred parts per 3 million in any product component. 

Additionally, the bill establishes that beginning July 1, 2015, no manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer may manufacture, knowingly sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or distribute for use in this state, residential upholstered furniture, as defined in RCW 70.76.010, or children's products containing a flame retardant not included in RCW 70.240.020 in any product component in amounts greater than one hundred parts per million identified by the department as a high priority chemical of high concern for children as required under RCW 70.240.030.  Exceptions can be granted by the Dept. of Ecology for a length of time requested by the manufacturer, but not to exceed 2 years, if it can be demonstrated that there is no technically feasible safer alternative to meet applicable fire safety standards.

SB 6048 also establishes that beginning July 1, 2015, the Dept. of Ecology can request that a manufacturer of residential upholstered furniture or children's products submit a certificate of compliance stating that the product or product component meets the necessary requirements.