senate Bill S6978

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the distribution without charge of electronic cigarettes to minors

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2016 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1630
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 11, 2016 referred to health

S6978 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1399-bb, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1223

S6978 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the distribution without charge of electronic cigarettes to minors; requires such distribution be made only to an individual who demonstrates, through a driver's license or other photographic identification card issued by a government entity or educational institution indicating that the individual is at least eighteen years of age.

S6978 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6978

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- 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  prohibiting  the
  distribution without charge of electronic cigarettes to minors

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

  Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 4 of section 1399-bb of
the public health law, as amended by chapter 508 of the  laws  of  2000,
are amended to read as follows:
  Distribution  of  tobacco  products,  ELECTRONIC  CIGARETTES or herbal
cigarettes without charge.
  4. NO PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING OR OTHERWISE  DISTRIB-
UTING  ELECTRONIC  CIGARETTES  FOR  COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, OR ANY AGENT OR
EMPLOYEE OF SUCH PERSON, SHALL KNOWINGLY, IN FURTHERANCE OF  SUCH  BUSI-
NESS,  DISTRIBUTE  WITHOUT CHARGE ANY ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO ANY INDI-
VIDUAL UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  5. The distribution of tobacco products or herbal cigarettes  pursuant
to subdivision two of this section OR THE DISTRIBUTION WITHOUT CHARGE OF
ELECTRONIC  CIGARETTES  shall  be  made only to an individual who demon-
strates, through a driver's license or other photographic identification
card issued by a government entity or educational institution indicating
that the individual is at least eighteen years of age. Such  identifica-
tion need not be required of any individual who reasonably appears to be
at  least twenty-five years of age; provided, however, that such appear-
ance shall not constitute a defense in any proceeding alleging the  sale
of  a  tobacco  product, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE or herbal cigarette OR THE
DISTRIBUTION WITHOUT CHARGE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES to an individual.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14498-01-6

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