S02883 Summary:

SAME ASNo same as
Add S319, Ed L
Authorizes the commissioner of education to restrict the sale and advertisement of alcoholic beverages at sporting events participated in by any state university of New York, city university of New York or community college.
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S02883 Actions:

05/13/20141ST REPORT CAL.700
05/14/20142ND REPORT CAL.
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S02883 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 700
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 24, 2013
        Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
          to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
          --  committee  discharged  and said bill committed to the Committee on

          Higher Education -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
          first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law,  in relation to authorizing the
          commissioner of education to restrict the sale  and  advertisement  of
          alcoholic  beverages  at  sporting events participated in by any state
          university of New York, city  university  of  New  York  or  community
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
     2  1,700 students lose their lives to alcohol each year, and 500,000 others
     3  are injured.  The legislature also finds that about 70,000 students  are

     4  victims  of  alcohol-related  sexual  assaults.   Additionally, many New
     5  Yorkers believe that sports play a significant role in youth development
     6  and helps build good character in children, and it  is  not  just  young
     7  people who play sports who benefit -- many New Yorkers say that children
     8  who simply watch or attend sporting events learn important values. More-
     9  over,  many  adults  say that there are real and measurable consequences
    10  associated with alcohol advertising during sports that negatively affect
    11  teenagers and other viewers. Further, New  Yorkers  are  very  concerned
    12  about underage and binge drinking on our state's campuses. They think it
    13  is wrong for universities and colleges to make money from alcohol adver-
    14  tising  on  college  sports while they are trying to reduce underage and
    15  binge drinking on their campuses. New Yorkers further think that alcohol

    16  advertising at college sporting events is inconsistent with the  mission
    17  of  higher  education.  Many  parents  and  other  adults  reject higher
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 2883--A                          2
     1  education's acceptance of alcohol advertising and support  breaking  the
     2  tie  between  college  sports and alcohol ads. Many New Yorkers strongly
     3  support an outright ban on all alcohol advertising during college sports
     4  broadcasts.  For  these reasons, the legislature supports the passage of
     5  this act limiting the presence of  alcohol  at  college  and  university
     6  sporting events.

     7    §  2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to read
     8  as follows:
     9    § 319. Prohibition against the sale and advertisement of  alcohol.  1.
    10  The  board of trustees of the state university of New York and the trus-
    11  tees of the city university of New York  are  authorized  to  promulgate
    12  rules,  regulations, or policies prohibiting any state university of New
    13  York or city university of New York respectively,  including  all  their
    14  constituent  units  including  community  colleges,  which are receiving
    15  funding or financial assistance from this state, from:
    16    (a) allowing the advertisement of alcoholic beverages of any  kind  in
    17  association with any sporting event; this prohibition shall include, but

    18  not be limited to, signage, print, radio and television advertising;
    19    (b)  allowing  sponsorship  of  any  athletic teams by any entity that
    20  manufactures alcoholic beverages; and
    21    (c) allowing the sale of any alcoholic beverages at a sporting event.
    22    2. For the purposes of this section, the term "sporting  event"  shall
    23  mean  any event including student athletes, conducted in a field of play
    24  of such event, including, but not limited to, tennis, boxing, wrestling,
    25  baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer  or  volleyball  that  is
    26  held  on  a  state university of New York or city university of New York
    27  campus.
    28    3. This section shall not apply to the sale  of  alcohol  at  sporting

    29  events  in  spaces reserved for alumni or other non-student groups which
    30  may serve philanthropic aims, nor shall it prohibit the advertisement of
    31  alcoholic beverages at tournaments in which sporting events are held  on
    32  a state university of New York or city university of New York campus.
    33    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    34  have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
    35  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
    36  for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
    37  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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