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Business - May 6 2019

NY Assembly Endorses SB 501

The NEW YORK Assembly endorses SB 501, a bill that would require toy manufacturers to tell state regulators when children’s products contain hazardous chemicals like cadmium, with toys containing materials like toxic flame retardants being banned entirely by 2023. The measure moves to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for consideration (ASSOCIATED PRESS).

FL Governor Signs SB 7012

FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signs SB 7012, which bans workers from vaping in most enclosed work spaces. The law takes effect July 1 (SUN SENTINEL [ORLANDO]).

NE Legislature Gives Initial Approval to LB 149

The NEBRASKA Legislature gives initial approval to LB 149, which would make 19 the legal age to use electronic tobacco products in the Cornhusker State. The measure faces two more votes before it could be sent to Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) for consideration (ASSOCIATED PRESS).

WA Governor Signs HB 1325

WASHINGTON Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signs HB 1325, a bill that establishes regulations for the use of personal delivery robots on Evergreen State streets. Mandates under the law include the use of robots only on sidewalks and crosswalks, only with human oversight, and always with functioning brakes (ZDNET, EVERETT HERALD).