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File #: Int 0727-2000    Version: * Name: Cigarettes herbal, Prohibit Sales to Minors
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 3/20/2000
Enactment date: 5/25/2000 Law number: 2000/030
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of herbal cigarettes to minors.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Karen Koslowitz, Noach Dear, Adolfo Carrion, Martin Malave-Dilan, Kathryn E. Freed, Stanley E. Michels, Angel Rodriguez, Juanita E. Watkins, Stephen J. Fiala, Martin J. Golden, Lucy Cruz, Kenneth K. Fisher, Julia Harrison, Sheldon S. Leffler, Michael C. Nelson, Jerome X. O'Donovan, Morton Povman, Jose Rivera, Annette M. Robinson, Priscilla A. Wooten, Thomas V. Ognibene
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Statement, 2. Hearing Transcript
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/26/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2000*Peter F. Vallone Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2000*Peter F. Vallone Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/2000*Peter F. Vallone Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/2000*Peter F. Vallone Committee on Consumer Affairs Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/10/2000*Peter F. Vallone Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/10/2000*Peter F. Vallone Committee on Consumer Affairs Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/2000*Peter F. Vallone Legislative Documents Unit Printed Item Laid on Desk  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 727
 
By the Speaker (Council Member Vallone), and Council Members Koslowitz, Dear, Carrion, Malave-Dilan, Freed, Michels, Rodriguez, Watkins, Fiala and Golden; also Council Members Cruz, Fisher, Harrison, Leffler, Nelson, O'Donovan, Povman, Rivera, Robinson, Wooten and Ognibene
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of herbal cigarettes to minors.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended by adding a new chapter eight, to read as follows:
CHAPTER 8
 
REGULATION OF THE SALE OF HERBAL CIGARETTES
 
§ 17-701  Definitions.  Whenever used in this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows:  
a.      "Person" means any natural person, partnership, firm, joint stock company, corporation, or employee thereof, or other legal entity.
b.      "Herbal cigarette" means a cigarette that is composed of one or more herbs and is not a tobacco product as defined in subdivision r of section § 17-617 of this code.
      § 17-702      Sale of herbal cigarettes to minors prohibited.  It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale herbal cigarettes to an individual under eighteen years of age.
      § 17-703  Violations and penalties.  a.  Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any rules promulgated hereunder shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than two hundred and fifty dollars, nor more than two thousand dollars for each violation.
      b.      A proceeding to recover any civil penalty authorized pursuant to the provisions of paragraph a of this section shall be commenced by the service of a notice violation which shall be returnable to the administrative tribunal established by the board of health, where the department of health issues such notice, or the adjudication division of the department of consumer affairs where that department issues such notice.
      § 2.  Subparagraph C of paragraph 1 of subdivision d of section 20-202 of such code, as added by local law 2 for the year 2000, is amended to read as follows:
(C)  the commissioner has not received notification from the commissioner of finance or the commissioner of the department of health that such applicant is not in full compliance with any provision of chapter thirteen of title eleven of this code, or chapter forty of title eleven of this code relating to the sale of cigarettes, or chapter seven of title seventeen of this code, or chapter eight of title seventeen of this code, or any rules promulgated by the commissioner of finance or the commissioner of the department of health to effectuate the purposes of such chapters.
§ 3.  Subdivision a of section 20-206 of such code, as added by local law 2 for the year 2000, is amended by adding a new paragraph 3, to read as follows:
3.      violated the provisions of section 17-702 of this code or any rules promulgated thereunder.
§ 4.  This local law shall take effect upon the effective date of local law 2 for the year 2000.