A02595 Summary:

COSPNSRDinowitz, Jaffee, Cook, Hooper, Galef, Englebright, Zebrowski, Fahy, Ryan
MLTSPNSRArroyo, Braunstein, Crespo, Glick, Mosley, Perry, Rivera
Amd SS1399-n, 1399-q & 1399-aa, Pub Health L
Makes the restrictions relating to smoking in public areas applicable to electronic cigarettes.
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A02595 Actions:

01/20/2015referred to health
01/06/2016referred to health
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A02595 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 20, 2015
          GALEF,  ENGLEBRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI, FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
        AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to including elec-
          tronic cigarettes within  provisions  regulating  smoking  in  certain
          public areas
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 1399-n of the public  health  law,
     2  as  amended  by  chapter  13 of the laws of 2003, is amended and two new
     3  subdivisions 9 and 10 are added to read as follows:
     4    8. "Smoking" means the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe  or
     5  any  other matter or substance which contains tobacco, and the use of an
     6  electronic cigarette.
     7    9. "Electronic cigarette" or "e-cigarette" shall have the same meaning
     8  as in subdivision thirteen of section thirteen hundred ninety-nine-aa of
     9  this chapter.
    10    10.  "Retail electronic cigarette store" means a retail store  devoted
    11  primarily to the sale of electronic cigarettes, and in which the sale of
    12  other  products  is  merely  incidental. The sale of such other products
    13  shall be considered incidental if such sales generate less than  twenty-
    14  five percent of the total annual gross sales.
    15    §  2. Subdivisions 6 and 7 of section 1399-q of the public health law,
    16  as added by chapter 13 of the laws of 2003, are amended and a new subdi-
    17  vision 8 is added to read as follows:
    18    6. Outdoor dining areas of food service establishments with no roof or
    19  other ceiling enclosure; provided, however, that smoking may be  permit-
    20  ted  in  a  contiguous area designated for smoking so long as such area:
    21  (a) constitutes no more than twenty-five percent of the outdoor  seating
    22  capacity  of such food service establishment, (b) is at least three feet
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  away from the outdoor area of such food service establishment not desig-
     2  nated for smoking, and (c) is clearly designated with written signage as
     3  a smoking area; [and]
     4    7.  Enclosed  rooms  in  food  service  establishments, bars, catering
     5  halls, convention halls, hotel and motel  conference  rooms,  and  other
     6  such similar facilities during the time such enclosed areas or rooms are
     7  being used exclusively for functions where the public is invited for the
     8  primary purpose of promoting and sampling tobacco products or electronic
     9  cigarettes,  and  the  service  of  food and drink is incidental to such
    10  purpose, provided that the sponsor or  organizer  gives  notice  in  any
    11  promotional   material  or  advertisements  that  smoking  will  not  be
    12  restricted, and prominently posts notice at the entrance of the facility
    13  and has provided notice of such function to the appropriate  enforcement
    14  officer, as defined in subdivision one of section thirteen hundred nine-
    15  ty-nine-t  of  this  article, at least two weeks prior to such function.
    16  The enforcement officer shall keep a  record  of  all  tobacco  sampling
    17  events,  and  such record shall be made available for public inspection.
    18  No such facility shall permit smoking under this  subdivision  for  more
    19  than two days in any calendar year[.]; and
    20    8.  Retail  electronic  cigarette  stores, provided however, that such
    21  stores may only permit the use of electronic cigarettes.
    22    § 3. Subdivision 13 of section 1399-aa of the public  health  law,  as
    23  amended  by  chapter  542  of  the  laws  of 2014, is amended to read as
    24  follows:
    25    13. "Electronic cigarette" or "e-cigarette" means an electronic device
    26  that delivers vapor which is inhaled by an individual  user,  and  shall
    27  include  any refill, cartridge and any other component of such a device.
    28  Electronic cigarette shall not include any product approved as a drug or
    29  medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    30    § 4. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    31  have become a law.
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