senate Bill S5045

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the use and sale of tobacco at state-operated institutions of the state university of New York

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Mar 06, 2017 referred to higher education

S5045 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4853
2015-2016: S4322
2019-2020: S1790

S5045 - Summary

Prohibits the use and sale of tobacco at state-operated institutions of the state university of New York.

S5045 - Sponsor Memo

S5045 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5045

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use  and  sale  of
  tobacco  at state-operated institutions of the state university of New
  York

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

  Section  1.    Legislative  intent. The legislature finds and declares
that it shall be the policy of the state university of New  York  (SUNY)
to  ensure that all state-operated campuses embrace a tobacco-free envi-
ronment. Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the
United States and accounts for more annual deaths than suicide,  murder,
HIV/AIDS,  alcohol  use,  illegal  drug  use  and motor vehicle injuries
combined. Using tobacco is a personal choice, a tobacco-free policy does
not take away an individual's right to choose to use  tobacco,  it  does
limit  where  a  person  may  use tobacco. SUNY respects an individual's
right to choose to use tobacco off campus, in places where it is accept-
able to do so. SUNY is first and foremost an educational institution.
  § 2. Section 355 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED AT STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTIONS OF THE
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK:
  A.  THE  USE  OR  SALE OF TOBACCO ON ALL GROUNDS AND FACILITIES OWNED,
LEASED OR CONTROLLED BY THE STATE UNIVERSITY OR  ITS  RELATED  ENTITIES,
INCLUDING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LOCATIONS; AND
  B. THE USE OF TOBACCO IN VEHICLES OWNED, RENTED OR LEASED BY THE STATE
UNIVERSITY OR ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
THE  "AFFILIATED  ENTITIES"  OF  THE  STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTIONS OF THE
STATE UNIVERSITY ARE THE FOUNDATIONS, AUXILIARY  SERVICES  CORPORATIONS,
AND ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS AND SUBSIDIARIES THEREOF.
  § 3. This act shall take effect September 1, 2019.

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

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