senate Bill S472

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits smoking in private passenger cars, vans or trucks where minors less than 14 years of age are passengers in such vehicles; penalties for violation

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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S472 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A622
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1229-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7285, S3082B, A7285B
2009-2010: A6714B, S3191B

S472 - Summary

Prohibits smoking in private passenger cars, vans and trucks where a minor less than 14 years of age is a passenger in such vehicles; provides for rebuttable presumption; provides that violations of such provisions shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100.

S472 - Sponsor Memo

S472 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   472

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  restricting
  areas where smoking is permitted

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

  Section 1.  The vehicle and traffic law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 1229-e to read as follows:
  S  1229-E. PROHIBITION ON SMOKING IN VEHICLES WHILE CHILDREN ARE PRES-
ENT. 1. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO SMOKE IN A VEHICLE  WHERE
A MINOR UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE IS A PASSENGER IN SUCH VEHICLE.
  2.  A  PERSON  WHO HOLDS A LIGHTED CIGAR, CIGARETTE, PIPE OR ANY OTHER
MATTER OR SUBSTANCE WHICH CONTAINS TOBACCO OR ANY OTHER PLANT OR  MATTER
THAT  CAN  BE  SMOKED  TO,  OR  IN THE IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY OF HIS OR HER
MOUTH, WHILE IN SUCH VEHICLE IS PRESUMED TO BE ENGAGING IN SMOKING WITH-
IN THE MEANING OF THIS SECTION.  THE  PRESUMPTION  ESTABLISHED  BY  THIS
SUBDIVISION  IS  REBUTTABLE  BY EVIDENCE SHOWING THAT THE PERSON WAS NOT
SMOKING A LIGHTED CIGAR, CIGARETTE, PIPE OR OTHER  MATTER  OR  SUBSTANCE
WHICH CONTAINS TOBACCO OR ANY OTHER PLANT OR MATTER THAT CAN BE SMOKED.
  3.    A  VIOLATION  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL BE A TRAFFIC INFRACTION AND
SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03860-01-3

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