assembly Bill A2595

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Makes the restrictions relating to smoking in public areas applicable to electronic cigarettes

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jan 20, 2015 referred to health

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A2595 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4156
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1399-n, 1399-q & 1399-aa, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8178, S7841
2017-2018: A516, A3829, S729, S2543

A2595 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes the restrictions relating to smoking in public areas applicable to electronic cigarettes.

A2595 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2595

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, JAFFEE, COOK, HOOPER, CLARK,
  GALEF,  ENGLEBRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI, FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  ARROYO, BRAUNSTEIN, CAMARA, CRESPO,  GLICK,  HEASTIE,  MOSLEY,  PERRY,
  RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to including elec-
  tronic cigarettes within  provisions  regulating  smoking  in  certain
  public areas

  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 and two new
subdivisions 9 and 10 are added to read as follows:
  8. "Smoking" means the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe  or
any  other matter or substance which contains tobacco, AND THE USE OF AN
ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE.
  9. "ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE" OR "E-CIGARETTE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING
AS IN SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN OF SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED NINETY-NINE-AA OF
THIS CHAPTER.
  10.  "RETAIL ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE STORE" MEANS A RETAIL STORE  DEVOTED
PRIMARILY TO THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, AND IN WHICH THE SALE OF
OTHER  PRODUCTS  IS  MERELY  INCIDENTAL. THE SALE OF SUCH OTHER PRODUCTS
SHALL BE CONSIDERED INCIDENTAL IF SUCH SALES GENERATE LESS THAN  TWENTY-
FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ANNUAL GROSS SALES.
  S  2. Subdivisions 6 and 7 of section 1399-q of the public health law,
as added by chapter 13 of the laws of 2003, are amended and a new subdi-
vision 8 is added to read as follows:
  6. Outdoor dining areas of food service establishments with no roof or
other ceiling enclosure; provided, however, that smoking may be  permit-
ted  in  a  contiguous area designated for smoking so long as such area:
(a) constitutes no more than twenty-five percent of the outdoor  seating
capacity  of such food service establishment, (b) is at least three feet

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04219-02-5

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