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File #: Int 0021-2018    Version: * Name: Prohibiting smoking and using electronic cigarettes in vehicles when a child under the age of eight is present.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting smoking and using electronic cigarettes in vehicles when a child under the age of eight is present, and to repeal subdivision f of section 17-505
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: Currently under the New York City Smoke Free Air Act, private automobiles are not subject to the prohibitions found in the Act and individuals may smoke in their vehicles. This bill would amend the Smoke Free Air Act to prohibit any driver or passenger in a vehicle from smoking or using electronic cigarettes when a child under the age of eight is present.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 21, 2. Int. No. 21, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 21

 

By Council Member Cabrera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting smoking and using electronic cigarettes in vehicles when a child under the age of eight is present, and to repeal subdivision f of section 17-505

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision f of section 17-505 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.

§ 2. Section 17-502 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new subdivision zz to read as follows:

zz. "Vehicle" means any device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be  transported  or  drawn  upon  a  highway, except devices  moved  by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

§ 3. Section 17-503 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. It shall be unlawful for the operator or any passenger in a vehicle to be smoking or using electronic cigarettes when a child under the age of eight is present within such vehicle.

§ 4. Subdivision d of section 17-508 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

d. It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke, use an electronic cigarette, or use smokeless tobacco in any area or vehicle where such activity is prohibited under section 17-503, section 17-503.1 or section 17-504.

§ 5. This local law takes effect 90 days after its enactment into law, provided that the commissioner of health and mental hygiene, in consultation with the police commissioner, shall promulgate any rules necessary for implementing and carrying out the provisions of this local law prior to its effective date.

 

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