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NYSVA's New York Minute: New Year, New Headaches for Vapers

Cheryl Richter  | Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

In the brief two weeks the NY legislature has been back in session, we are once again targeted with an onslaught of proposed bills that would be damaging to vapor businesses and impede the use of vapor products in the state. In addition to tracking carried-over 2017 bills that are back in play, there have been some new stand-alone bills introduced, as well as the FY 2019 Governor's Budget Bill released this week.

The NYSVA plans to be in Albany numerous times over the next few months to meet with legislators and the administration. But, we're in need of operational funds to fight these bills. Are you ready to help? Join today or donate at www.nysva.org.


Here's what we're tracking so far:

Bill No.

 

A273

Rosenthal L (MS)-- Increases the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old

A277

Paulin-- Prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products

A325

Rosenthal L-- Prohibits the sale or provision of any quantity of electronic liquid used to refill an electronic cigarette or cartridge

A701A

Dinowitz (MS)-- Authorizes the New York city commissioner of finance to approve suitable rewards for information that leads to the detection of violations of the tax on cigarettes

A749

Rosenthal L-- Prohibits the vaporization of nicotine within electronic cigarettes in certain areas; increases the purchasing age for tobacco products; evaluates health effects of e-cigarettes on public

A1138

Dinowitz (MS)-- Relates to the taxation of electronic cigarette cartridges

A2103

Mayer (MS)-- Prohibits the use of coupons or use of a price reduction instrument to lower the price of certain tobacco products

A3829

Rosenthal L (MS)-- Makes the restrictions relating to smoking in public areas applicable to electronic cigarettes

A6956A

Galef-- Enacts the "tobacco-free pharmacies act"

A7045

Titone-- Relates to establishing internet privacy rights for persons under 18 years of age

A7493

Rosenthal L-- Requires electronic cigarette packaging to include a warning that the product may pose an explosion hazard

A7529

Galef (MS)-- Increases the purchasing age for tobacco products from eighteen to nineteen

A7699

Pheffer Amato (MS)-- Requires lithium batteries of less than one inch in diameter and products containing such batteries to be labeled with warnings related thereto

A8014

Rosenthal L-- Relates to prohibiting the distribution without charge of electronic cigarettes to minors

A8688

Rosenthal L-- Relates to prohibiting the sale and distribution of flavored e-liquid for use in e-cigarettes

S729

RITCHIE-- Makes the restrictions relating to smoking in public areas applicable to electronic cigarettes

S758A

RITCHIE-- Prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products

S1089

RIVERA-- Relates to the taxation of electronic cigarette cartridges

S1223

AKSHAR-- Relates to prohibiting the distribution without charge of electronic cigarettes to minors

S2085

COMRIE-- Requires lithium batteries of less than one inch in diameter and products containing such batteries to be labeled with warnings related thereto

S2678

PARKER-- Prohibits the vending machine sale of tobacco products within 350 feet of a school, church, synagogue or other place of worship

S3978

SAVINO-- Increases the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old

S4576

CARLUCCI-- Prohibits the use of coupons or use of a price reduction instrument to lower the price of certain tobacco products

S5266

HOYLMAN-- Relates to the low-cost and no-cost promotion of flavored electronic cigarettes

S5433A

CARLUCCI-- Enacts the "tobacco-free pharmacies act"

S5590

HANNON-- Requires electronic cigarette packaging to include a warning that the product may pose an explosion hazard

S5886

GOLDEN-- Authorizes the payment of rewards in connection with the enforcement of the cigarette tax

S7335

CARLUCCI-- Relates to a state tax on vapor products (25cents per ml)

Last Act:01/08/18 REFERRED TO HEALTH

 

In addition to the bills above, Governor Cuomo released his budget proposal this week which includes a 10cent per ml tax on e-liquid and imposes fines for transporting more than 100mls of e-liquid.

Read the full language. Part BB, beginning on page 99, refers to vaping. Executive Budget Article VII


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