senate Bill S1148

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of coupons or use of a price reduction instrument to lower the price of certain tobacco products

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee

  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Mar 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 28, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2019 1st report cal.191
Jan 11, 2019 referred to health


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Feb 27, 2019 - Health committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Health Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2019

aye wr (1)
excused (1)


S1148 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1399-bb-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5221, A5164
2017-2018: S4576, A2103

S1148 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of coupons or use of a price reduction instrument to lower the price of certain tobacco products.

S1148 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1148 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019

Introduced  by  Sens. CARLUCCI, MAYER -- 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  prohibiting  the
  use  of  coupons or use of a "price reduction instrument" to lower the
  price of certain tobacco products


  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds that tobacco
use is a leading cause of preventable  premature  death  in  the  United
States  and  the  state  of  New York.   Given the substantial human and
economic costs associated with tobacco use, New  York  state  has  taken
numerous  steps to reduce tobacco use among adults and to prevent minors
from taking up cigarette smoking or using other tobacco products. Howev-
er, the legislature finds that the state should take further  action  to
discourage  adults  and  young  adults  from taking up and continuing to
smoke cigarettes, use e-cigarettes, or use other tobacco products.
  Despite New York state's laws which prohibit the  sale  of  cigarettes
and  e-cigarettes  to  children  under  age  18, tobacco use among young
adults persists. According to recent findings, nine out of  ten  smokers
first  tried  cigarettes  by age eighteen, and ninety-nine percent first
tried cigarettes by age twenty-six. In addition, a recent report  issued
by  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products noted that while ciga-
rette use among high  school  students  has  declined,  it  still  is  a
substantial  share  (9.2%) of the most commonly used tobacco products by
these students. Of particular importance, the report notes that e-cigar-
ette use tripled among middle and high school  students  from  2013-2014
and  that  e-cigarette  use has surpassed the current use of every other
tobacco product overall.
  The legislature finds that the  use  of  price  reduction  promotions,
especially  coupons  targeted  in mailing, design and marketing to young

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


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