senate Bill S4156

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
Mar 03, 2015 referred to health

S4156 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2595
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S7841, A8178
2017-2018: S729, S2543, A516, A3829

S4156 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4156 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4156 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4156

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  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
away from the outdoor area of such food service establishment not desig-

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

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