|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 07, 2019||referred to ways and means|
assembly Bill A6436
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Ellen C. Jaffee
Victor M. Pichardo
A6436 (ACTIVE) - Details
A6436 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6436 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 7, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO, GOODELL, HEVESI, JAFFEE, PICHARDO, RIVERA, STIRPE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, CROUCH, FINCH, LAWRENCE, LUPARDO, MOSLEY, SIMON, 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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