assembly Bill A679

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the distribution without charge or sale of flavored nicotine pouches

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A679 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1399-aa, 1399-bb & 1399-ff, add §1399-mm-4, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10732

A679 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the distribution without charge or sale of flavored nicotine pouches.

A679 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    679
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  prohibiting  the
   distribution without charge or sale of flavored nicotine pouches

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 1399-aa of the public  health  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
   19.  "NICOTINE  POUCH"  SHALL  MEAN  A  SMOKELESS  PRE-PORTIONED POUCH
 CONTAINING NICOTINE BUT NO TOBACCO, IN WHICH THE  USER  PUTS  THE  POUCH
 BETWEEN  HIS  OR  HER LIP AND GUM AND LEAVES IT THERE WHILE THE NICOTINE
 AND TASTE IS BEING RELEASED.
   § 2. Section 1399-bb of the public health law, as amended by section 4
 of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of 2020,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   §  1399-bb.  Distribution of tobacco products, NICOTINE POUCHES, vapor
 products, or herbal cigarettes without charge. 1. No retail  dealer,  or
 any  agent  or  employee  of  a retail dealer engaged in the business of
 selling or otherwise distributing tobacco  products,  NICOTINE  POUCHES,
 vapor  products  intended  or reasonably expected to be used with or for
 the  consumption  of  nicotine,  or  herbal  cigarettes  for  commercial
 purposes,  or  any agent or employee of such retail dealer, or any agent
 or employee of a retail dealer, shall knowingly, in furtherance of  such
 business:
   (a)  distribute without charge any tobacco products, NICOTINE POUCHES,
 vapor products intended or reasonably expected to be used  with  or  for
 the  consumption  of  nicotine,  or herbal cigarettes to any individual,
 provided that the distribution of a package containing tobacco products,
 NICOTINE POUCHES, vapor products intended or reasonably expected  to  be
 used  with  or  for the consumption of nicotine, or herbal cigarettes in
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets