senate Bill S933A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the retail sale, distribution or offer to sell at retail to any person in the state, novelty lighters

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 27, 2013 signed chap.359
Sep 17, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 17, 2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.203
substituted for a1011a
Jun 13, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1303
Jun 11, 2013 reported and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2013 print number 933a
amend and recommit to finance
Apr 29, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S933A
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 12, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S933A
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 11, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S933A
30
1
committee
30
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 29, 2013 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S933
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2013

aye wr (1)

Bill Amendments

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S933 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1011A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7411, A8402A
2009-2010: A6875B

S933 - Summary

Prohibits the retail sale, distribution or offer to sell at retail to any person in the state, novelty lighters; provides definition of novelty lighters; establishes civil penalties; makes certain exceptions  (view more) provides no person is subject to a civil penalty for any violation occurring before the 90th day after enactment.

S933 - Sponsor Memo

S933 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   933

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  retail sale and distribution of novelty lighters

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-s to read as follows:
  S  391-S.  SALE  AND  DISTRIBUTION OF NOVELTY LIGHTERS PROHIBITED.  1.
DEFINITIONS:
  (A) "AUDIO EFFECTS" MEANS MUSIC,  ANIMAL  SOUNDS,  WHISTLES,  BUZZERS,
BEEPERS  OR  OTHER  NOISES  NOT  TYPICALLY CAUSED BY OR PERTINENT TO THE
FLAME-PRODUCING FUNCTION OF THE LIGHTER.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTE" MEANS TO:
  (I) DELIVER TO A PERSON OTHER THAN THE PURCHASER, FOR RETAIL SALE; OR
  (II) PROVIDE AS PART OF A COMMERCIAL PROMOTION OR AS A PRIZE OR PREMI-
UM.
  (C) "IMPORTER" MEANS A PERSON WHO CAUSES A LIGHTER TO ENTER THIS STATE
FROM A MANUFACTURING, WHOLESALE,  DISTRIBUTION  OR  RETAIL  SALES  POINT
OUTSIDE  THIS  STATE,  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF SELLING OR DISTRIBUTING THE
LIGHTER WITHIN THIS STATE OR WITH THE RESULT THAT THE LIGHTER IS SOLD OR
DISTRIBUTED WITHIN THIS STATE.
  (D) "LIGHTER" MEANS A MECHANICAL OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE OF A TYPE  TYPI-
CALLY USED FOR IGNITING TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY USE OF A FLAME.
  (E) "NOVELTY LIGHTER" MEANS A MECHANICAL OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE TYPICAL-
LY USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRODUCING A FLAME TO LIGHT CIGARETTES, CIGARS
OR PIPES AND WHICH, DUE TO THE PHYSICAL OR AUDIO FEATURES OF THE DEVICE,
EXCLUDING  ITS  CAPABILITY  OF  PRODUCING  A  FLAME, WOULD REASONABLY BE
EXPECTED TO CAUSE THE LIGHTER TO BE APPEALING OR ATTRACTIVE TO  A  CHILD
UNDER THE AGE OF TEN INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LIGHTERS THAT RESEM-

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

Co-Sponsors

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S933A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1011A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-s, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7411, A8402A
2009-2010: A6875B

S933A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the retail sale, distribution or offer to sell at retail to any person in the state, novelty lighters; provides definition of novelty lighters; establishes civil penalties; makes certain exceptions  (view more) provides no person is subject to a civil penalty for any violation occurring before the 90th day after enactment.

S933A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S933A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 933--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINS, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, GIPSON, GOLDEN, MARCHIONE
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Consumer Protection -- reported favorably  from  said
  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  retail sale and distribution of novelty lighters

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-s to read as follows:
  S  391-S.  SALE  AND  DISTRIBUTION OF NOVELTY LIGHTERS PROHIBITED.  1.
DEFINITIONS:
  (A) "AUDIO EFFECTS" MEANS MUSIC,  ANIMAL  SOUNDS,  WHISTLES,  BUZZERS,
BEEPERS  OR  OTHER  NOISES  NOT  TYPICALLY CAUSED BY OR PERTINENT TO THE
FLAME-PRODUCING FUNCTION OF THE LIGHTER.
  (B) "DISTRIBUTE" MEANS TO:
  (I) DELIVER TO A PERSON OTHER THAN THE PURCHASER, FOR RETAIL SALE; OR
  (II) PROVIDE AS PART OF A COMMERCIAL PROMOTION OR AS A PRIZE OR PREMI-
UM.
  (C) "IMPORTER" MEANS A PERSON WHO CAUSES A LIGHTER TO ENTER THIS STATE
FROM A MANUFACTURING, WHOLESALE,  DISTRIBUTION  OR  RETAIL  SALES  POINT
OUTSIDE  THIS  STATE,  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF SELLING OR DISTRIBUTING THE
LIGHTER WITHIN THIS STATE OR WITH THE RESULT THAT THE LIGHTER IS SOLD OR
DISTRIBUTED WITHIN THIS STATE.
  (D) "LIGHTER" MEANS A MECHANICAL OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE OF A TYPE  TYPI-
CALLY USED FOR IGNITING TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY USE OF A FLAME.
  (E) "NOVELTY LIGHTER" MEANS A MECHANICAL OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE TYPICAL-
LY USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRODUCING A FLAME TO LIGHT CIGARETTES, CIGARS

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

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