senate Bill S6255A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes "electronic cigarettes" within the definition of smoking

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2014 print number 6255a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 09, 2014 referred to health

S6255 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8190A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1399-n, Pub Health L

S6255 - Summary

Includes "electronic cigarettes" within the definition of smoking.

S6255 - Sponsor Memo

S6255 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6255

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  including  elec-
  tronic  cigarettes  within the definition of smoking; and to amend the
  tax law, in relation to exempting electronic cigarettes from taxation

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 8 of section 1399-n of the public health law,
as amended by chapter 13 of the laws of 2003,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  8.  "Smoking"  means  the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, ELEC-
TRONIC CIGARETTE, pipe or any other matter or substance  which  contains
tobacco.
  S 2. Section 471 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision
1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION.
  S  3.  Section 471-a of the tax law, as amended by section 5 of part D
of chapter 134 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 471-a. Use tax on cigarettes. There is hereby imposed and  shall  be
paid  a  tax  on  all cigarettes used in the state by any person, except
that no tax shall be imposed (1) if the tax  provided  in  section  four
hundred  seventy-one  of  this  article is paid, (2) on the use of ciga-
rettes which are exempt from the tax imposed by said section,  [or]  (3)
on  the  use  of four hundred or less cigarettes, brought into the state
on, or in the possession of, any person, OR (4) ON THE USE OF ELECTRONIC
CIGARETTES. Such tax on cigarettes shall be at the rate of four  dollars
and  thirty-five  cents  for each twenty cigarettes or fraction thereof,
provided, however, that if a package of cigarettes  contains  more  than
twenty  cigarettes, the rate of tax on the cigarettes in such package in
excess of twenty shall be one dollar and eight and three-quarters  cents
for  each  five cigarettes or fraction thereof. Within twenty-four hours
after liability for the tax accrues, each such person  shall  file  with
the commissioner a return in such form as the commissioner may prescribe

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

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S6255A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8190A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1399-n, Pub Health L

S6255A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes "electronic cigarettes" within the definition of smoking.

S6255A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6255A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6255--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to including elec-
  tronic cigarettes within the definition of smoking

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 8 of section 1399-n of the public health law,
as amended by chapter 13 of the laws of 2003,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  8.  "Smoking"  means  the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, ELEC-
TRONIC CIGARETTE, pipe or any other matter or substance  which  contains
tobacco.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11823-04-4

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