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S02657 Summary:

BILL NOS02657
 
SAME ASSAME AS A03962
 
SPONSORSTAVISKY
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
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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S02657 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2657
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        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 7 to read as follows:
     3    7.  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  335  of  the  laws  of 2017, is amended to read as
    17  follows:
    18    1. Private homes, private residences and private automobiles except as
    19  provided in subdivision seven 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.
                                                                   LBD07520-01-9

        S. 2657                             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 seven  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.
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