assembly Bill A6074

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
Feb 23, 2017 referred to ways and means

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A6074 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §482, Tax L; add §86, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7426
2015-2016: A5987
2019-2020: A6436

A6074 (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.

A6074 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6074

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,
  CROUCH, FINCH, GOODELL, HEVESI, JAFFEE, LAWRENCE,  LUPARDO,  McDONALD,
  MOSLEY,  MURRAY,  PICHARDO,  RIVERA, SIMON, SKOUFIS, STIRPE, 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.

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