senate Bill S1556

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 07, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 06, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 05, 2014 1st report cal.494
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Mar 20, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2013 1st report cal.211
Jan 09, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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May 5, 2014 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: May 5, 2014

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Mar 18, 2013 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S1556
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Mar 18, 2013

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S1556 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง399-j, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3145
2009-2010: S1682

S1556 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S1556

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
or 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 S1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12 S.3145; 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1556

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE,  LARKIN,  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.
                                                           LBD03798-01-3

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