assembly Bill A837

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting smoking in public parks and pedestrian plazas

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
May 09, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2017 referred to health

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A837 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5210
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1399-o-2, amd §1399-v, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6156, S6564
2013-2014: A450, S464
2015-2016: A1148, S3171
2019-2020: A2299, S2655
2021-2022: A5061, S4142

A837 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits smoking in public parks and pedestrian plazas; sets $50 fine; defines terms.

A837 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   837

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, ORTIZ, RIVERA, JAFFEE,
  LIFTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  GOTTFRIED,  THIELE  --  read
  once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting smok-
  ing in certain outdoor areas

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
1399-o-2 to read as follows:
  § 1399-O-2. SMOKING RESTRICTIONS; CERTAIN OUTDOOR  AREAS.  1.  SMOKING
SHALL  NOT  BE PERMITTED AND NO PERSON SHALL SMOKE IN ANY PUBLIC PARK OR
PEDESTRIAN PLAZA.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "PARK" MEANS PUBLIC PARKS, BEACHES, WATERS AND LAND  UNDER  WATER,
POOLS,  BOARDWALKS,  MARINAS,  PLAYGROUNDS,  RECREATION  CENTERS AND ALL
OTHER PROPERTY, EQUIPMENT, BUILDINGS AND  FACILITIES  NOW  OR  HEREAFTER
UNDER  THE JURISDICTION, CHARGE OR CONTROL OF ANY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERN-
MENT AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS  SECTION THE TERM PUBLIC PARK SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE ADIRONDACK PARK
OR THE CATSKILL PARK AS THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION 9-0101 OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
  (B) "PEDESTRIAN PLAZA" MEANS AN AREA DESIGNATED BY THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
TRANSPORTATION  FOR  USE AS A PLAZA LOCATED WITHIN THE BED OF A ROADWAY,
WHICH MAY CONTAIN BENCHES, TABLES OR  OTHER  FACILITIES  FOR  PEDESTRIAN
USE.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO: (A) THE SIDE-
WALKS IMMEDIATELY ADJOINING PARKS, SQUARES AND PUBLIC  PLACES;  (B)  ANY
PEDESTRIAN ROUTE THROUGH ANY PARK STRIP, MEDIAN OR MALL THAT IS ADJACENT
TO  VEHICULAR  TRAFFIC;  (C)  PARKING  LOTS  OR ROADWAYS; (D) THEATRICAL
PRODUCTIONS; AND (E) ANY PORTION OF A PARK THAT IS  NOT  USED  FOR  PARK

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03568-01-7