|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2023||referred to health|
senate Bill S2441
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
(D, WF) 28th Senate District
James Sanders Jr.
(D) 10th Senate District
S2441 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2441 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2441 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN-SIGAL TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting the retail sale of flavored tobacco products and accessories SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds a new Section 1399-cc-1 to the Public Health Law to prohibit the sale or offer for retail sale in New York State of any tobacco product with a "characterizing flavor" or any accessory that imparts a "characterizing flavor" to a tobacco product. Violations would be punishable by a civil fine of not more than five hundred dollars. The bill would also prohibit enforcement agents, police officers, peace officers, or other law enforcement officers from stopping, questioning, searching, or arresting any person on grounds of or in relation to possession, consumption, or purchase of any flavored tobacco product, or for the purpose of inquiring or determining how or from what person or entity the person obtained a flavored tobacco product.
S2441 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2441 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN-SIGAL, KRUEGER, SANDERS -- 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 retail sale 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. RETAIL SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND ACCESSORIES PROHIBITED. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "CHARACTERIZ- ING FLAVOR" SHALL MEAN A DISTINGUISHABLE TASTE OR AROMA, OTHER THAN THE TASTE OR AROMA OF TOBACCO, IMPARTED EITHER PRIOR TO OR DURING CONSUMP- TION 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 DISTINGUISH- ABLE FROM TOBACCO FLAVOR BUT MAY NOT RELATE TO ANY PARTICULAR KNOWN FLAVOR. 2. NO TOBACCO BUSINESS, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY OF THE TAX LAW, OR EMPLOYEE OF SUCH ENTITIES SHALL SELL OR OFFER FOR RETAIL SALE TOBACCO PRODUCTS WITH A CHARACTERIZING FLAVOR OR ACCESSORIES THAT IMPART A CHARACTERIZING FLAVOR TO A TOBACCO PRODUCT IN THIS STATE. 3. ANY TOBACCO BUSINESS, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY OF THE TAX LAW THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. COMPLAINTS ALLEGING VIOLATIONS OF THIS SECTION MAY BE SUBMIT- TED TO PERSONNEL DESIGNATED PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED NINE- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02207-01-3
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