senate Bill S3493

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the presentation of photographic identification for the purchase of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Feb 04, 2013 referred to health

S3493 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1399-cc & 1399-ee, Pub Health L; amd §65, ABC L

S3493 - Summary

Requires the presentation of photographic identification for the purchase of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

S3493 - Sponsor Memo

S3493 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the alcoholic beverage control
  law, in relation to requiring the presentation of  photographic  iden-
  tification for the purchase of tobacco products and alcoholic beverag-


  Section 1. Section 1399-cc of the public health  law,  as  amended  by
chapter  131  of the laws of 2011, subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 7 as amended
by chapter 448 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1399-cc. Sale of tobacco products, herbal cigarettes, shisha,  roll-
ing  papers or smoking paraphernalia to minors prohibited. 1. As used in
this section:
  (a) "A device  capable  of  deciphering  any  electronically  readable
format"  or  "device" shall mean any commercial device or combination of
devices used at a point of sale or entry that is capable of reading  the
information  encoded  on  the  bar  code or magnetic strip of a driver's
license or non-driver identification card issued by  the  state  commis-
sioner of motor vehicles;
  (b)  "Card  holder"  means any person presenting a driver's license or
non-driver identification card to a licensee, or to the agent or employ-
ee of such licensee under this chapter;
  (c) "Smoking paraphernalia" means any pipe, water pipe, hookah,  roll-
ing  papers,  vaporizer  or  any  other  device,  equipment or apparatus
designed for the inhalation of tobacco; and
  (d) "Transaction scan" means the process involving  an  automated  bar
code  reader  by  which  a  licensee, or agent or employee of a licensee
under this chapter reviews a driver's license or non-driver  identifica-
tion  card  presented  as  a  precondition for the purchase of a tobacco

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


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