senate Bill S6241

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Smoke Free Parks Act of 2014"

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health

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S6241 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1399-o-1, Pub Health L

S6241 - Summary

Enacts the "Smoke Free Parks Act of 2014"; prohibits smoking in public parks.

S6241 - Sponsor Memo

S6241 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6241

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  enacting  the
  "Smoke Free Parks Act of 2014"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Smoke Free
Parks Act of 2014".
  S 2. Section 1399-o-1 of the public health law is amended by adding  a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  SMOKING  SHALL  NOT  BE PERMITTED AND NO PERSON SHALL SMOKE IN ANY
PUBLIC PARK IN THIS STATE. THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY OR POLI-
TICAL SUBDIVISION WHICH OPERATES OR MAINTAINS A PUBLIC PARK OR THE STATE
AGENCY OR OTHER ENTITY WHICH OPERATES OR MAINTAINS  A  STATE  PARK  MUST
DISPLAY A SIGN AT THE ENTRANCE OF SUCH PUBLIC PARK STATING "ALL NEW YORK
STATE  PARKS  ARE  NOW  SMOKE-FREE  PARKS".  ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE  OF  NOT  MORE
THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11942-04-3

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