senate Bill S4365

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Amends certain definitions relating to tobacco products and changes the minimum pack sizes for tobacco products and the tax amount for tobacco products

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
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S4365 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7106
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1399-aa & 1399-gg, Pub Health L; amd §§470 & 471-b, Tax L

S4365 - Summary

Amends certain definitions relating to tobacco products and changes the minimum pack sizes for tobacco products and the tax amount for tobacco products.

S4365 - Sponsor Memo

S4365 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4365

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 tax law,  in  relation  to
  amending  certain  definitions  relating  to  tobacco products; and to
  amend the public health law and the tax law, in relation  to  changing
  the  minimum  pack  sizes  for tobacco products and the tax amount for
  tobacco products

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 5 of section 1399-aa of the public health law,
as  amended  by  chapter  152  of the laws of 2004, is amended and a new
subdivision 14 is added to read as follows:
  5. "Tobacco products" means one or more cigarettes or  cigars,  bidis,
chewing  tobacco,  LOOSE TOBACCO, SINGLE-UNIT TOBACCO, powdered tobacco,
nicotine water or any other tobacco products AND ALSO INCLUDES ANY OTHER
PRODUCT CONTAINING TOBACCO OR NICOTINE THAT IS INTENDED OR  EXPECTED  TO
BE  CONSUMED  EXCEPT  FOR ANY SUCH PRODUCT THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE
U.S.  FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR SALE AS A TOBACCO  USE  CESSATION
PRODUCT  OR  FOR  OTHER  MEDICAL PURPOSES AND IS BEING MARKETED AND SOLD
SOLELY FOR THAT APPROVED PURPOSE.
  14. "CIGARETTE" MEANS ANY ROLL FOR SMOKING MADE WHOLLY OR IN  PART  OF
TOBACCO  OR OF ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE, IRRESPECTIVE OF SIZE, SHAPE, APPEAR-
ANCE, PACKAGING, PRICING, MARKETING OR LABELING AND WHETHER OR NOT  SUCH
TOBACCO  OR  SUBSTANCE  IS FLAVORED, ADULTERATED OR MIXED WITH ANY OTHER
INGREDIENT, THE WRAPPER OR COVER OF WHICH IS MADE OF PAPER OR ANY  OTHER
SUBSTANCE  OR  MATERIAL  BUT  IS NOT MADE IN WHOLE OR IN PART OF TOBACCO
THAT IS LIKELY TO BE OFFERED TO, PURCHASED BY, OR CONSUMED BY  CONSUMERS
AS  A  CIGARETTE,  AS  DEFINED  ABOVE,  INCLUDING  ANY  ROLL FOR SMOKING
CONTAINING TOBACCO WRAPPED IN A SUBSTANCE CONTAINING TOBACCO THAT WEIGHS
NO MORE THAN FOUR AND A HALF POUNDS PER THOUSAND UNLESS IT IS WRAPPED IN
WHOLE TOBACCO LEAF AND DOES NOT HAVE AN INTERNAL FILTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08228-02-3

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