assembly Bill A8808

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products and accessories

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Nov 25, 2019 referred to health

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A8808 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1399-cc-1, Pub Health L

A8808 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products and accessories and imposes a fine of not more than one hundred dollars for each infraction.

A8808 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8808

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products and accessories

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
1399-cc-1 to read as follows:
  § 1399-CC-1. SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF FLAVORED  TOBACCO  PRODUCTS  AND
ACCESSORIES  PROHIBITED.  1.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM
"CHARACTERIZING FLAVOR" SHALL MEAN A  DISTINGUISHABLE  TASTE  OR  AROMA,
OTHER  THAN  THE  TASTE OR AROMA OF TOBACCO, IMPARTED EITHER PRIOR TO OR
DURING CONSUMPTION OF A TOBACCO PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,
TASTES  OR  AROMAS  RELATING  TO  ANY  FRUIT, CHOCOLATE, VANILLA, HONEY,
CANDY, COCOA, DESSERT,  ALCOHOLIC  BEVERAGE,  MINT,  WINTERGREEN,  HERB,
SPICE,  OR  MENTHOL, OR ANY CONCEPT FLAVOR THAT IMPARTS A TASTE OR AROMA
THAT IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM TOBACCO FLAVOR BUT MAY NOT  RELATE  TO  ANY
PARTICULAR KNOWN FLAVOR.
  2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
NY, CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR DISTRIB-
UTE  TOBACCO  PRODUCTS  WITH A CHARACTERIZING FLAVOR OR ACCESSORIES THAT
IMPART A CHARACTERIZING FLAVOR TO A TOBACCO PRODUCT IN THIS STATE.
  3. ANY  PERSON,  FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION,  LIMITED  LIABILITY
COMPANY,  CORPORATION,  OR  OTHER  ENTITY OTHER THAN A MANUFACTURER THAT
VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO  A  FINE  OF
NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TOBACCO PRODUCT OR
ACCESSORY  WITH A CHARACTERIZING FLAVOR THAT IS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN SOLD,
OFFERED FOR SALE,  OR  DISTRIBUTED  IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SECTION.  A
MANUFACTURER  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT  TO A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY
THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH BRAND OR STYLE OF SUCH MANUFACTURER'S  TOBACCO
PRODUCTS  OR  ACCESSORIES  THAT  IS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN SOLD, OFFERED FOR

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