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File #: Int 0599-2014    Version: * Name: Posting of information and warnings regarding anabolic steroids and human growth hormone in locker rooms.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 12/17/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting of information and warnings regarding anabolic steroids and human growth hormone in locker rooms.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Corey D. Johnson, Peter A. Koo, Vincent J. Gentile, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This local law would require all schools (grades 6-12), gyms, health clubs and athletic clubs to post warnings in locker rooms regarding anabolic steroid and human growth hormone use, which would be provided by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 599, 2. Committee Report 4/21/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 4/21/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 4/21/15
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12/31/2017*James Vacca City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/21/2015*James Vacca Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/17/2014*James Vacca City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2014*James Vacca City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 599
 
By Council Members Vacca, Johnson, Koo, Gentile, Mendez and Rose
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting of information and warnings regarding anabolic steroids and human growth hormone in locker rooms.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-198 to read as follows:
§ 17-198 Anabolic steroid and human growth hormone warning posters. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: 1. "Covered languages" shall mean Chinese, English, Korean, Russian and Spanish, and any other language determined by the department.
2. "Health club" shall mean any firm, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association, or other business enterprise offering instruction, training, assistance or facilities for the preservation, maintenance, encouragement or development of physical fitness or well-being. Such term shall include but shall not be limited to health spas; sports, tennis, racquet ball, platform tennis and health clubs; figure salons; health studios; gymnasiums; weight control studios; martial arts and self-defense schools; and any other similar entity offering physical training.
2. "School" shall mean any school in a building owned or leased by the department of education, including charter schools, and any private or parochial school that contains any combination of students from grade six through grade twelve.
b. The department shall create a poster containing information and warnings regarding use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone, to be posted in locker rooms. Such poster shall be printed in the covered languages and shall be made available by the department to health clubs and schools.
c. Every health club and school shall post, in accordance with rules promulgated by the department, the poster created by the department pursuant to subdivision b of this section, in every locker room in a conspicuous location accessible to all members, employees, students or faculty who use the facility.
d. Any health club or school that violates subdivision c of this section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall be liable for a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars for the first violation and not to exceed five hundred dollars for each succeeding violation within two years.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, provided that the commissioner shall take all action, including promulgation of rules, necessary for implementing and carrying out the provisions of this local law prior to its effective date.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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