senate Bill S8609

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to including electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine within the tobacco use and prevention program; and requiring the registration of vendors of electronic cigarettes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Health Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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May 10, 2018 referred to health

S8609 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1399-ii, Pub Health L; add Art 20-C §492, Tax L

S8609 - Summary

Includes electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine within the tobacco use and prevention program and requires the registration of vendors of electronic cigarettes.

S8609 - Sponsor Memo

S8609 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8609

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  tobacco  use
  and  prevention  program; and to amend the tax law, in relation to the
  registration of vendors of electronic cigarettes

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

  Section 1. Section 1399-ii of the public health law, as added by chap-
ter 1 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  S  1399-ii.  Tobacco use prevention and control program. 1. To improve
the health, quality of life, and economic well-being  of  all  New  York
state  citizens,  there  is  hereby  established within the department a
comprehensive statewide tobacco use prevention and control program.
  2. The department shall support tobacco  use  prevention  and  control
activities including, but not limited to:
  (a) Community programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use through local
involvement and partnerships;
  (b) School-based programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use AND USE OF
ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES;
  (c)  Marketing  and advertising to discourage tobacco AND LIQUID NICO-
TINE use;
  (d) Tobacco cessation programs for youth and adults;
  (e) Special projects to reduce the disparities in  smoking  prevalence
among various populations;
  (f)  Restriction of youth access to tobacco products, ELECTRONIC CIGA-
RETTES AND LIQUID NICOTINE;
  (g) Surveillance of smoking rates; and
  (h) Any other activities determined by the commissioner to  be  neces-
sary to implement the provisions of this section.
  Such  programs shall be selected by the commissioner through an appli-
cation process which takes into account whether a program utilizes meth-
ods recognized as effective in reducing smoking and tobacco use.  Eligi-
ble applicants may include,  but  not  be  limited  to,  a  health  care
provider,  schools,  a  college  or  university,  a  local public health

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

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