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A05970 Summary:

BILL NOA05970
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORZebrowski
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1399-hh, Pub Health L
 
Authorizes the use of monies by enforcement officers for tobacco enforcement activities related to enforcement of a local law which restricts the age of purchase for tobacco products up to the age of twenty-one years old.
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A05970 Actions:

BILL NOA05970
 
02/21/2019referred to health
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A05970 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5970
 
SPONSOR: Zebrowski
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the use of monies by enforcement officers for tobacco enforcement activities related to enforcement of a local law which restricts the age of purchase for tobacco products up to the age of twenty-one years old   PURPOSE: This bill would allow counties to utilize State tobacco enforcement funding for tobacco enforcement activities related to a local law which increased the age to purchase tobacco up to twenty one years old.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill amends section 1399-hh of the public health law as it relates to allowing enforcement officers to use tobacco enforce- ment funds for tobacco enforcement activities related to enforcement of a local law which restricts the age of purchase for tobacco products up to the age of twenty one years old. Section two relates to the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently, counties utilize funding through the Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act which supports local tobacco enforcement activities. Localities across the State have passed local laws increasing the age to purchase tobacco up to twenty one years old. Unfortunately, these funds are only allowed to be used toward enforcement activities for minors, persons under 18. This has resulted in tobacco enforcement activities in municipalities that have more restrictive tobacco laws being deemed ineligible for funding. This bill would allow tobacco prevention funds to be used for tobacco enforcement activities such as retail spot checks for more restrictive local laws. This would not affect the level of funding rather the use of the funds.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A05970 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5970
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 21, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  authorizing  the
          use  of  monies by enforcement officers for tobacco enforcement activ-
          ities related to enforcement of a local law which restricts the age of
          purchase for tobacco products up to the age of twenty-one years old
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Subdivision 3 of section 1399-hh of the public health law,
     2  as added by chapter 433 of the laws of  1997,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    3.  Monies  made  available  to  enforcement officers pursuant to this
     5  section shall only be used  for  local  tobacco  enforcement  activities
     6  approved by the commissioner; provided, however, that monies may be used
     7  by  enforcement  officers  for tobacco enforcement activities related to
     8  enforcement of a local law which  restricts  the  age  of  purchase  for
     9  tobacco products up to the age of twenty-one years old.
    10    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately,
    11  the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
    12  sary  for  the  implementation  of  this  act  on its effective date are
    13  authorized to be made on or before such date.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01160-01-9
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