senate Bill S2727

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the erection or maintenance of billboards advertising alcoholic beverages within 1000 feet of schools and playgrounds

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Jan 23, 2013 referred to consumer protection

S2727 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3646
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง397-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3637, A3659
2009-2010: S2958, A5635

S2727 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the erection or maintenance of billboards advertising alcoholic beverages within 1000 feet of schools and playgrounds; defines billboards.

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BILL NUMBER:S2727

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to
billboards advertising alcoholic beverages

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Prohibits the erection or maintenance
of billboards advertising alcoholic beverages within 1,000 feet of
schools or playgrounds.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the general business
law by adding section 397-b which restricts billboard advertisements of
alcoholic beverages from being within 1,000 feet of any school or any
playground adjacent to a school.

JUSTIFICATION: Increasingly our school's curriculum is focusing our
children's attention on the effects of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. We
must be supportive of our school's efforts in teaching our children to
abstain from controlled or illegal substances. The Drug Free School Zone
must be expanded to restrict billboard advertisements of controlled
substances to a minimum of 1,000 feet within a school or an adjacent
playground. If we allow these billboard advertisements to be in such
close proximity to our school, we are being inconsistent in our message.

As a result, of the tobacco settlement, advertisement of tobacco
products is prohibited near schools. However, there is still a need to
restrict the advertisement of alcoholic beverages near a school.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.2958 Held in Consumer Protection 2011:
A.3659 01/26/11 Referred to Consumer Affairs and Protection
S.3637 02/28/11 Referred to Consumer Protection 2012: A.3659
01/04/12 Referred to Consumer Affairs and Protection
S.3637 01/04/12 Referred to Consumer Protection

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 1 year after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                  2727

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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  billboards
  advertising alcoholic beverages

  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 397-b to read as follows:
  S  397-B.    BILLBOARDS  ADVERTISING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. NO BILLBOARD
ADVERTISING ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SHALL BE ERECTED OR MAINTAINED WITHIN
ONE THOUSAND FEET OF (1) ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY  OR  SECONDARY
SCHOOL  OR (2) ANY PLAYGROUND ADJACENT TO OR WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF
ANY PRIVATE OR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF
THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM "BILLBOARD" SHALL INCLUDE ANY BILLBOARD, SIGN,
NOTICE, POSTER, DISPLAY OR OTHER STATIONARY DEVICE INTENDED  TO  ATTRACT
OR  WHICH  DOES  ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR
PEDESTRIANS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect one year after 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.
                                                           LBD05585-01-3

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