|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 30, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S3135
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3135 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S3135 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prohibit the sale of over-the-counter weight loss supplements to minors and would require the department of health to establish a weight loss supplement public aware- ness program targeted to teenagers and pre-teenagers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 3 and the first closing paragraph of section 260.21 of the penal law, and adds a new subdivision 4, to include the sale of over-the-counter weight loss supplements as a class B misdemeanor. Section 2 adds a new section 391-00 to the general business law, which prohibits the sale of over-the-counter weight loss supplements to indi- viduals under eighteen years of age, as demonstrated by a driver's license or other acceptable photographic identification. It also requires businesses that sell such supplements to display a sign in a conspicuous location stating that the sale of over-the-counter weight loss supplements to persons under eighteen years of age is prohibited by
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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