S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 31, 2012
Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- 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 smok-
ing on hospital grounds and residential health care facilities
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1399-o of the public health law,
2 as added by chapter 389 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
4 2. Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke in the
5 following outdoor areas:
6 A. ticketing, boarding or platform areas of railroad stations operated
7 by the metropolitan transportation authority or its subsidiaries.
8 B. ON THE GROUNDS OF GENERAL HOSPITALS AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE
9 FACILITIES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, AND OTHER
10 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES LICENSED BY THE STATE IN WHICH PERSONS RESIDE,
11 WITHIN FIFTEEN FEET OF A BUILDING ENTRANCE OR EXIT OR WITHIN FIFTEEN
12 FEET OF THE ENTRANCE TO OR EXIT FROM THE GROUNDS OF ANY SUCH GENERAL
13 HOSPITAL, RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY OR OTHER HEALTH CARE FACILITY
14 LICENSED BY THE STATE IN WHICH PERSONS RESIDE.
15 S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
16 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.