senate Bill S6854

Amended

Prohibits smoking within 100 feet of the entrances or exits of any public or private educational institutions

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 29 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.816
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6854A
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6854B
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10141B

Summary

Prohibits smoking within 100 feet of the entrances or exits of any public or private educational institution; exempts smoking in or around a private residence.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6854
S6854A
S6854B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1399-o, Pub Health L; amd §409, Ed L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6854

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
to prohibiting smoking within 100 feet of the entrances or exits of any
public or private educational institutions

PURPOSE:
To prohibit smoking within one hundred feet of entrances or exits of any
public or private educational institutions or secondary schools.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1399-o of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision that would prohibit smoking within one hundred feet of
entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or private elementary or
secondary schools.

Subdivision 2 of section 409 of the education law is amended by adding:
"including entrances or exits" to the definition of "school grounds."

JUSTIFICATION:
The Clean Indoor Air Act, enacted in 2003, banned smoking in all work-
places across the State. Since 2003, smokers have been forced to smoke
outside and it has been unfortunate to see many smokers consistently
light up within close proximity to the entrances or exits of buildings.
This bill would prohibit individuals from smoking outside the entrances
and exits of education institutions. This bill seeks to move smokers
away from the doorways in order to protect students wishing to enter and
exit educational institutions from unwanted exposure to secondhand
smoke.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, secondhand
smoke exposure causes acute lower respiratory infections such as bron-
chitis and pneumonia in young children. Along with respiratory symptoms
such as coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness among school-aged chil-
dren and young adults, even brief secondhand smoke exposure can damage
cells in ways that set the cancer process in motion.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6854

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to prohibiting smoking within 100 feet of the entrances  or  exits  of
  any public or private educational institutions

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

  Section 1. Section 1399-o of the  public  health  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. SMOKING SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED AND NO PERSON SHALL SMOKE WITHIN ONE
HUNDRED  FEET  OF THE ENTRANCES, EXITS OR OUTDOOR AREAS OF ANY PUBLIC OR
PRIVATE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 409 of the education law, as amended  by
chapter 13 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  Notwithstanding  the  provisions  of  any other law, rule or regu-
lation, tobacco use shall not be  permitted  and  no  person  shall  use
tobacco  on  school grounds. "School grounds" means any building, struc-
ture and surrounding outdoor  grounds,  INCLUDING  ENTRANCES  OR  EXITS,
contained within a public or private pre-school, nursery school, elemen-
tary or secondary school's legally defined property boundaries as regis-
tered in a county clerk's office.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14350-03-2

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