senate Bill S3145

Provides that no candy or confection shall be sold in this state which resembles marijuana or marijuana products or imitates the flavor of marijuana

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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actions

  • 09 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 23 / Feb / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES

Summary

Provides that no candy or confection sold in this state shall be packaged, shaped or manufactured to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4318
Versions:
S3145
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง399-j, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1682, A6385
2007-2008: A1534

Votes

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aye with reservations
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absent
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excused
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3145

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general business law, in relation to marijuana themed candy

PURPOSE:
To provide that no candy or confection shall be sold in this state
which resembles marijuana or marijuana products or imitates the
flavor of marijuana.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new section 399-j to the General Business Law to prohibit the
manufacturing and/or sale of candy or confection which is packaged
o~' shaped to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate
the flavor of marijuana.

JUSTIFICATION:
Pot themed candy irresponsibly promotes illegal drug culture to
children. This legislation would prohibit the manufacturing purchase
and sale of marijuana-flavored candy in the state, with a penalty of
up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10, S.1682; 2007-08, S.816; 2005-06, S.4100.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3145

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE,  JOHNSON,  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Consumer Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to marijuana
  themed candy

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-j to read as follows:
  S  399-J.  MARIJUANA  THEMED  CANDY. 1. NO CANDY OR CONFECTION SOLD IN
THIS STATE SHALL BE PACKAGED, SHAPED OR MANUFACTURED TO  RESEMBLE  MARI-
JUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS OR TO IMITATE THE FLAVOR OF MARIJUANA.
  2.  A  VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE
BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR A TERM  OF  IMPRISON-
MENT OF UP TO ONE YEAR, OR BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04919-01-1

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