senate Bill S2971

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2016 print number 2971a
Feb 22, 2016 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
May 19, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 30, 2015 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 19, 2015 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S2971
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 19, 2015

Co-Sponsors

S2971 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5987
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §482, Tax L; add §86, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5462, A7426
2017-2018: S3837, A6074
2019-2020: A6436

S2971 - 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.

S2971 - Sponsor Memo

S2971 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2971

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

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

Co-Sponsors

S2971A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5987
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §482, Tax L; add §86, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5462, A7426
2017-2018: S3837, A6074
2019-2020: A6436

S2971A (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.

S2971A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2971A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2971--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on  Investi-
  gations  and  Government  Operations in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- 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
for the advancement of public health" and "the implementation of  impor-
tant tobacco-related public health measures."

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06273-02-6

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