senate Bill S3135

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale of over-the-counter weight loss supplements to minors and requires education to minors of the effects of weight loss supplements

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 30, 2013 referred to codes

S3135 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §260.21, Pen L; add §391-oo, Gen Bus L; add Art 13-I §§1399-xx & 1399-yy, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S407
2009-2010: S4959

S3135 - Summary

Prohibits the sale of over-the-counter weight loss supplements to minors and requires education to minors of the effects of weight loss supplements; requires store owners to post a sign of such prohibition.

S3135 - Sponsor Memo

S3135 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3135

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law, the general business law and  the  public
  health  law,  in  relation to prohibiting the sale of over-the-counter
  weight loss supplements to minors and requiring  educational  outreach
  to minors of the risks of weight loss supplements

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 and the first closing  paragraph  of  section
260.21  of  the  penal law, as added by chapter 362 of the laws of 1992,
are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to read as follows:
  3. He sells or causes to be sold tobacco in any form to a  child  less
than eighteen years old[.]; OR
  4.  HE SELLS OR CAUSES TO BE SOLD OVER-THE-COUNTER WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLE-
MENTS IN ANY FORM TO A CHILD LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD.
  It is no defense to a prosecution pursuant  to  subdivision  three  OR
FOUR of this section that the child acted as the agent or representative
of another person or that the defendant dealt with the child as such.
  S  2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 391-
oo to read as follows:
  S 391-OO. REGULATION  OF  OVER-THE-COUNTER  WEIGHT  LOSS  SUPPLEMENTS;
DISTRIBUTION  TO  MINORS  PROHIBITED. 1. ANY PERSON OPERATING A PLACE OF
BUSINESS WHEREIN OVER-THE-COUNTER WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENTS  ARE  SOLD  OR
OFFERED FOR SALE IS PROHIBITED FROM SELLING SUCH PRODUCTS TO INDIVIDUALS
UNDER  EIGHTEEN  YEARS  OF  AGE, AND SHALL POST IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE A
SIGN UPON WHICH THERE SHALL BE IMPRINTED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT,  "SALE
OF  OVER-THE-COUNTER  WEIGHT  LOSS SUPPLEMENTS TO PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN
YEARS OF AGE IS PROHIBITED BY LAW." SUCH SIGN  SHALL  BE  PRINTED  ON  A
WHITE  CARD  IN  RED  LETTERS AT LEAST ONE-HALF INCH IN HEIGHT.  SALE OF
OVER-THE-COUNTER WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS IN SUCH PLACES, SHALL BE MADE ONLY
TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO DEMONSTRATES, THROUGH A DRIVER'S LICENSE  OR  OTHER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01337-01-3

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