New York State lawmakers are passing legislation to ban toys made with toxic chemicals. The legislation would require manufacturers to tell state regulators if a toy has hazardous materials in it, such as lead. Then beginning in 2023, toys with certain toxic chemicals would be completely prohibited.
Supporters say it is common sense legislation to protect kids. Critics say the bill is unnecessary because there's already federal standards in place. They also raised concerns that the legislation would hurt businesses in the region. The bill now heads to Governor Cuomo's desk.
nbsp BILL NUMBER: A6296A Englebright  TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to regulation of toxic chemicals in children's products  PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to protect children's health.