New York Consolidated Laws, Public Health Law - PBH § 1399-kk. Annual tobacco enforcement reporting




The commissioner shall submit to the governor and the legislature an interim tobacco control report and annual tobacco control reports which shall describe the extent of the use of tobacco products by minors in the state and document the progress state and local governments have made in reducing such use among minors.

1. The interim tobacco control report.  The commissioner shall submit to the governor and the legislature an interim tobacco control report on or before September first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight.  Such interim report shall, to the extent practicable, include the following information on a county by county basis:

(a) number of licensed and registered tobacco retailers and vendors;

(b) the names and addresses of retailers and vendors who have paid fines, or have been otherwise penalized, due to enforcement actions;

(c) the number of complaints filed against licensed and registered tobacco retailers;

(d) the number of fires caused or believed to be caused by tobacco products and deaths and injuries resulting therefrom;

(e) the number and type of compliance checks conducted;  and

(f) such other information as the commissioner deems appropriate.

2. The commissioner shall submit to the governor and the legislature an annual tobacco control report which shall describe the extent of the use of tobacco products by minors in the state and document the progress state and local governments have made in reducing such use among minors.  The annual report shall be submitted to the governor and the legislature on or before March thirty-first of each year beginning on March thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine.  The annual report shall, to the extent practicable, include the following information on a county by county basis:

(a) number of licensed and registered tobacco retailers and vendors;

(b) the names and addresses of retailers and vendors who have paid fines, or have been otherwise penalized, due to enforcement actions;

(c) the number of complaints filed against licensed and registered tobacco retailers;

(d) the number of fires caused or believed to be caused by tobacco products and deaths and injuries resulting therefrom;

(e) the number and type of compliance checks conducted;

(f) a survey of attitudes and behaviors regarding tobacco use among minors.  The initial such survey shall be deemed to constitute the baseline survey;

(g) the number of tobacco users and estimated trends in tobacco use among minors;

(h) annual tobacco sales;

(i) tax revenue collected from the sale of tobacco products;

(j) the number of licensed tobacco retail outlets;

(k) the number of cigarette vending machines;

(l) the number and type of compliance checks;

(m) the names of entities that have paid fines due to enforcement actions;  and

(n) the number of complaints filed against licensed tobacco retail outlets.

The annual tobacco control report shall, to the extent practicable, include the following information:  (a) tobacco control efforts sponsored by state government agencies including money spent to educate minors on the hazards of tobacco use;

(b) recommendations for improving tobacco control efforts in the state;  and

(c) such other information as the commissioner deems appropriate.





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