assembly Bill A237

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

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A237 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1399-aa, 1399-bb, 1399-cc, 1399-dd, 1399-ff, 1399-ll & 1399-mm, Pub Health L; amd §260.21, Pen L; amd §17-714, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7105
2017-2018: A273
2019-2020: A558

A237 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

A237 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   237

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ROSENTHAL, TITONE, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, SEPULVEDA,
  ROBINSON, FINCH, DINOWITZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  ARROYO,
  RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the penal law and the administra-
  tive  code  of  the  city  of  New York, in relation to increasing the
  purchasing age for tobacco products from eighteen to twenty-one

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 4 of section 1399-aa of the public health law,
as  added  by  chapter  799  of  the laws of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. "Private club" means an organization with no more than an insignif-
icant portion of its membership comprised of people  under  the  age  of
[eighteen] TWENTY-ONE years that regularly receives dues and/or payments
from its members for the use of space, facilities and services.
  S  2.  Paragraphs (b), (c) and (f) of subdivision 2 of section 1399-bb
of the public health law, as amended by chapter 13 of the laws of  2003,
are amended to read as follows:
  (b)  conventions  and  trade  shows; provided that the distribution is
confined to designated areas generally accessible only to  persons  over
the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE;
  (c)  events  sponsored  by  tobacco  or herbal cigarette manufacturers
provided that the distribution is confined to designated areas generally
accessible only to persons over the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE;
  (f) factories as defined  in  subdivision  nine  of  section  thirteen
hundred  ninety-nine-aa of this article and construction sites; provided
that the distribution is confined to designated areas generally accessi-
ble only to persons over the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04281-01-5