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A02952 Summary:

BILL NOA02952
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSOROrtiz
 
COSPNSRGalef
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 1399-mm-1, Pub Health L
 
Prohibits mass transit facilities in a city with a population of one million or more from advertising the sale or use of tobacco products or alcohol.
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A02952 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2952
 
SPONSOR: Ortiz
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting the advertisement of tobacco products and alcohol at mass transit facilities   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill prohibits mass transit facilities in a city with a population of more than one million or more from advertising the sale or use of tobacco products or alcohol.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1399-mm-1 to read as follows: 1. Advertising of tobacco products and alcohol at mass transit facili- ties prohibited. 2. No person operating a mass transit facility within a city a popu- lation of more than one million or more located within this state shall display any advertisement of any type or manner to promote the sale or use of any tobacco product or alcohol. 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section thirteen hundred ninety- nine-ee of this article, any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars per day for each such violation.   JUSTIFICATION: Alcohol and tobacco advertising has been shown to have an effect on those exposed to it. Research has shown that underage drinking accounts for 12% of all alcohol sales in the U.S. Additionally, those aged 12-20 were exposed to 8% more beer and ale ads, 12% more malt beverage ads and 14% more distilled spirit ads than adults. Research indicates that 85% of smokers start before their 16th birthday. Alcohol is a leading cause of death among youth, particularly teenagers. It contributes substan- tially to adolescent motor vehicle crashes, other traumatic injuries, suicide, date rape, and family and school problems. Tobacco use causes more deaths each year than does alcohol, heroin, cocaine, HIV, homi- cides, suicides, fires and accidents combined. This legislation will protect this vulnerable population from being exposed to the promotion of these dangerous agents.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007/08: A9506 Referred to 2009/10: A6411 Referred to 2011/12: A1064 Referred to 2013/14: A3112 Referred to Health 2015/16: A8406 Referred to Health 2017/18: A3559 Referred to Health   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Unknown   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law
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