assembly Bill A5987A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Allocates certain tax revenue to the tobacco use prevention and control program fund

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 23, 2016 print number 5987a
Feb 23, 2016 amend and recommit to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
Mar 09, 2015 referred to ways and means

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A5987 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2971
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §482, Tax L; add §86, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7426, S5462
2017-2018: A6074, S3837
2019-2020: A6436

A5987 - Summary

Allocates certain tax revenue to the tobacco use prevention and control program fund for programs to help smokers quit and to keep children from smoking.

A5987 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5987

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CRESPO, LUPARDO, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, PICHARDO, HEVE-
  SI, RIVERA, SKOUFIS, McDONALD, STIRPE, CROUCH, FINCH, GOODELL, BORELLI
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.   of A.  COOK,  LAWRENCE,  MURRAY,  SIMON,
  THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN  ACT  to  amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to
  allocating certain revenue to the tobacco use prevention  and  control
  program  fund  for  programs to help smokers quit and to keep children
  from smoking

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

  Section  1.  Statement  of  legislative  intent. The legislature finds
that:
  New York state has raised  over  twelve  billion  dollars  in  tobacco
revenues  over the past seven years, yet only three and one-half percent
of these revenues have been spent on the state's Tobacco Use  Prevention
and Control Program.
  In  the  year  2013,  New York state spent only sixteen percent of the
amount recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  on
tobacco  control.    New York state was once a leader in tobacco control
support spending, but now ranks twenty-first in the United States.
  From the years 2007-2013, funding for the New York State  Tobacco  Use
Prevention  and  Control  Program was cut by more than half. This inade-
quate funding level for the program stands in contrast to promises  made
in  1998  by  public  officials  to invest state dollars earned from the
Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement in tobacco control programs.
  The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement states that its purpose is  to
"achieve  for the Settling States and their citizens significant funding
for the advancement of public health" and "the implementation of  impor-
tant tobacco-related public health measures."
  When  more  adequately  funded,  the  State Tobacco Use Prevention and
Control Program achieved successes in the effort to  curb  tobacco  use.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06273-01-5

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A5987A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2971
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §482, Tax L; add §86, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7426, S5462
2017-2018: A6074, S3837
2019-2020: A6436

A5987A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allocates certain tax revenue to the tobacco use prevention and control program fund for programs to help smokers quit and to keep children from smoking.

A5987A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5987--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CRESPO, LUPARDO, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, PICHARDO, HEVE-
  SI, RIVERA, SKOUFIS, McDONALD, STIRPE, CROUCH, FINCH, GOODELL, LINARES
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  COOK,  LAWRENCE,  MURRAY,  SIMON,
  THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Ways and Means in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law and the state finance law,  in  relation  to
  allocating  certain  revenue to the tobacco use prevention and control
  program fund for programs to help smokers quit and  to  keep  children
  from smoking

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

  Section 1. Statement of  legislative  intent.  The  legislature  finds
that:
  New  York  state  has  raised  over  twelve billion dollars in tobacco
revenues over the past seven years, yet only three and one-half  percent
of  these revenues have been spent on the state's Tobacco Use Prevention
and Control Program.
  In the year 2013, New York state spent only  sixteen  percent  of  the
amount  recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on
tobacco control.  New York state was once a leader  in  tobacco  control
support spending, but now ranks twenty-first in the United States.
  From  the  years 2007-2013, funding for the New York State Tobacco Use
Prevention and Control Program was cut by more than  half.  This  inade-
quate  funding level for the program stands in contrast to promises made
in 1998 by public officials to invest  state  dollars  earned  from  the
Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement in tobacco control programs.
  The  Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement states that its purpose is to
"achieve for the Settling States and their citizens significant  funding

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06273-03-6

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