senate Bill S385A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires cigarette manufacturer to disclose chemical additives in cigarettes

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Dec 23, 2011 print number 385a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 05, 2011 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

S385 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-F §1399-mm-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3586

S385 - Summary

Requires manufacturers of cigarettes sold or distributed in the state to disclose additives used in the manufacture of cigarettes and to identify those substances which have been determined to be toxic; provisions made for the health department to investigate the health risks associated with exposure to added constituents, toxic constituents and nicotine and shall develop standards to reduce risks; establishes civil penalty for violations; makes related provisions.

S385 - Sponsor Memo

S385 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   385

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, PARKER, SERRANO,
  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  ciga-
  rette  manufacturers  to  disclose the chemical substances used in the
  manufacture of cigarettes

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

  Section  1.  Legislative findings. It has been the policy of the state
to guarantee and facilitate the public right to know  concerning  health
risks  that  may  be  encountered  from manufactured products and at the
workplace. The legislature finds that literally  thousands  of  chemical
substances  are  routinely  utilized in the manufacture of cigarettes as
burn retardants, preservatives, flavor enhancers and for other aesthetic
purposes and that such chemicals may have toxic effects for both smokers
and nonsmokers. Therefore, the legislature further finds that the public
has a right to know the chemical substances used in the  manufacture  of
cigarettes  and  what  toxic  effects, if any, these additives have been
found to have or are suspected of having.
  S 2. Article 13-F of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
section 1399-mm-1 to read as follows:
  S  1399-MM-1. DISCLOSURE BY MANUFACTURERS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. 1.  FOR
THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, ANY MANUFACTURER  OF  CIGA-
RETTES,  SNUFF  OR  CHEWING TOBACCO SOLD IN THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE THE
DEPARTMENT WITH AN ANNUAL REPORT, IN A FORM AND AT A TIME  SPECIFIED  BY
THE  DEPARTMENT,  WHICH  LISTS  FOR  EACH BRAND OF SUCH PRODUCT SOLD THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (A) THE IDENTITY OF ANY ADDED CONSTITUENT OTHER THAN TOBACCO OR  WATER
INCLUDING  RECONSTITUTED  TOBACCO  SHEET MADE WHOLLY FROM TOBACCO, TO BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01731-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S385A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-F §1399-mm-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3586

S385A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires manufacturers of cigarettes sold or distributed in the state to disclose additives used in the manufacture of cigarettes and to identify those substances which have been determined to be toxic; provisions made for the health department to investigate the health risks associated with exposure to added constituents, toxic constituents and nicotine and shall develop standards to reduce risks; establishes civil penalty for violations; makes related provisions.

S385A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S385A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 385--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, PARKER, SERRANO,
  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Health  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  ciga-
  rette  manufacturers  to  disclose the chemical substances used in the
  manufacture of cigarettes

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

  Section  1.  Legislative findings. It has been the policy of the state
to guarantee and facilitate the public right to know  concerning  health
risks  that  may  be  encountered  from manufactured products and at the
workplace. The legislature finds that literally  thousands  of  chemical
substances  are  routinely  utilized in the manufacture of cigarettes as
burn retardants, preservatives, flavor enhancers and for other aesthetic
purposes and that such chemicals may have toxic effects for both smokers
and nonsmokers. Therefore, the legislature further finds that the public
has a right to know the chemical substances used in the  manufacture  of
cigarettes  and  what  toxic  effects, if any, these additives have been
found to have or are suspected of having.
  S 2. Article 13-F of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
section 1399-mm-1 to read as follows:
  S  1399-MM-1. DISCLOSURE BY MANUFACTURERS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. 1.  FOR
THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, ANY MANUFACTURER  OF  CIGA-
RETTES,  SNUFF  OR  CHEWING TOBACCO SOLD IN THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE THE
DEPARTMENT WITH AN ANNUAL REPORT, IN A FORM AND AT A TIME  SPECIFIED  BY
THE  DEPARTMENT,  WHICH  LISTS  FOR  EACH BRAND OF SUCH PRODUCT SOLD THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01731-02-1

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