|SAME AS||SAME AS A05096|
|Amd §§1399-o, 1399-q & 1399-v, Pub Health L|
|Prohibits smoking in private passenger cars, vans and trucks where a minor less than 14 years of age is a passenger in such vehicles; provides for rebuttable presumption; provides that violations of such provisions shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5209 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 16, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 restricting areas where smoking is permitted The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 1399-o of the public health law is amended by 2 adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 3 5. a. Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke within 4 private passenger cars, private passenger vans or private passenger 5 trucks where a minor under fourteen years of age is a passenger in any 6 such vehicles. 7 b. A person who holds a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other 8 matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other plant or matter 9 that can be smoked to, or in the immediate proximity of his or her 10 mouth, while in such vehicle is presumed to be engaging in smoking with- 11 in the meaning of this section. The presumption established by this 12 paragraph is rebuttable by evidence showing that the person was not 13 smoking a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other matter or substance 14 which contains tobacco or any other plant or matter that can be smoked. 15 § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 1399-q of the public health law, as 16 amended by chapter 13 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as 17 follows: 18 1. Private homes, private residences and private automobiles except as 19 provided in subdivision five of section thirteen hundred ninety-nine-o 20 of this article; 21 § 3. Section 1399-v of the public health law, as added by chapter 244 22 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows: 23 § 1399-v. Penalties. 1. The commissioner may impose a civil penalty 24 for a violation of this article in an amount not to exceed that set 25 forth in subdivision one of section twelve of this chapter. Any other EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09080-01-7S. 5209 2 1 enforcement officer may impose a civil penalty for a violation of this 2 article in an amount not to exceed that set forth in paragraph [ f] (f) 3 of subdivision one of section three hundred nine of this chapter. 4 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section 5 any person who violates the provisions of subdivision five of section 6 thirteen hundred ninety-nine-o of this article shall be liable for a 7 civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars to be imposed by any 8 enforcement officer in accordance with section thirteen hundred ninety- 9 nine-t of this article. 10 § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after 11 it shall have become a law.