senate Bill S3978

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Increases the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old

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Actions

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May 31, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Apr 25, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 31, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S3978
10
5
committee
10
Aye
5
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 31, 2018

aye wr (2)

Apr 25, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S3978
10
4
committee
10
Aye
4
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2017

aye wr (3)

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S3978 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A273
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1399-aa, 1399-bb, 1399-cc, 1399-dd, 1399-ff, 1399-ll & 1399-mm, Pub Health L; amd §260.21, Pen L; amd §17-714, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4863, A7105
2015-2016: S3456, A237
2019-2020: S2833, A558

S3978 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

S3978 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3978

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the penal law and the administra-
  tive code of the city of New  York,  in  relation  to  increasing  the
  purchasing age for tobacco products from eighteen to twenty-one

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 4 of section 1399-aa of the public health law,
as added by chapter 799 of the laws of  1992,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  4. "Private club" means an organization with no more than an insignif-
icant  portion  of  its  membership comprised of people under the age of
[eighteen] TWENTY-ONE years that regularly receives dues and/or payments
from its members for the use of space, facilities and services.
  § 2. Paragraphs (b), (c) and (f) of subdivision 2 of  section  1399-bb
of  the public health law, as amended by chapter 13 of the laws of 2003,
are amended to read as follows:
  (b) conventions and trade shows; provided  that  the  distribution  is
confined  to  designated areas generally accessible only to persons over
the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE;
  (c) events sponsored by  tobacco  or  herbal  cigarette  manufacturers
provided that the distribution is confined to designated areas generally
accessible only to persons over the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE;
  (f)  factories  as  defined  in  subdivision  nine of section thirteen
hundred ninety-nine-aa of this article and construction sites;  provided
that the distribution is confined to designated areas generally accessi-
ble only to persons over the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE.
  §  3.  Subdivision  4  of section 1399-bb of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 508 of the laws  of  2000,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01709-01-7

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