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A01115 Summary:

COSPNSROrtiz, Stevenson, Dinowitz, Roberts, Galef, Robinson, Crespo, Cahill, Sepulveda, Lifton
MLTSPNSRBoyland, Heastie, Moya, Thiele, Weisenberg
Amd S1399-o, Pub Health L
Prohibits smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities.
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A01115 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2013
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JAFFEE, ORTIZ, STEVENSON, DINOWITZ, ROBERTS,
          GALEF, ROBINSON, CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  BOYLAND,
          HEASTIE,  MOYA,  THIELE,  WEISENBERG  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered

          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        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
     3  follows:
     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, within
    10  fifteen feet of a building entrance or exit or within  fifteen  feet  of
    11  the entrance to or exit from the grounds of any such general hospital or
    12  residential  health  care facility.  This subdivision shall not prohibit
    13  smoking by a patient or a visitor or guest of a patient of a residential
    14  health care facility in a separate area on the grounds designated  as  a
    15  smoking  area  by  the  residential  health care facility, provided such
    16  designated smoking area is not within thirty feet of any building struc-
    17  ture (other than a non-residential structure wholly contained within the
    18  designated  smoking  area),  including  any  overhang,  canopy,  awning,

    19  entrance, exit, window, intake or exhaust.
    20    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    21  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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