New York Assembly Approves Mattress Transport Bill; Unlikely to Pass Senate

The New York Assembly has passed legislation that prohibits used mattresses from being transported, stored or sold with new ones unless the used products have been sanitized. The bill provides an exception for transporting used products with new ones if the used products are placed in a cover. Reusing the shipping bags that covered the new mattress delivered to the consumer’s home is not sufficient to meet this requirement (a provision which ISPA opposes). The legislation has been considered several times in past years. ISPA has continues to work with legislators to amend the bill so it will not disrupt existing transport practices. Similar legislation which ISPA worked on was vetoed by the Governor in 2010. The legislation now heads to the Senate, which is not expected to act on this legislation this session.