The commissioner shall develop, plan and implement a comprehensive program to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use, and vapor product, intended or reasonably expected to be used with or for the consumption of nicotine, use particularly among persons less than twenty-one years of age. This program shall include, but not be limited to, support for enforcement of this article.
Terms Used In N.Y. Public Health Law 1399-HH
- Enforcement officer: means the enforcement officer designated pursuant to article thirteen-E of this chapter to enforce such article and hold hearings pursuant thereto; provided that in a city with a population of more than one million it shall also mean an officer or employee or any agency of such city that is authorized to enforce any local law of such city related to the regulation of the sale of tobacco products to minors. See N.Y. Public Health Law 1399-AA
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Vapor products: means any noncombustible liquid or gel, regardless of the presence of nicotine therein, that is manufactured into a finished product for use in an electronic cigarette, including any device that contains such noncombustible liquid or gel. See N.Y. Public Health Law 1399-AA
1. An enforcement officer, as defined in section thirteen hundred ninety-nine-t of this chapter, may annually, on such dates as shall be fixed by the commissioner, submit an application for such monies as are made available for such purpose. Such application shall be in such form as prescribed by the commissioner and shall include, but not be limited to, plans regarding random spot checks, including the number and types of compliance checks that will be conducted, and other activities to determine compliance with this article. Each such plan shall include an agreement to report to the commissioner: the names and addresses of tobacco retailers and vendors and vapor products dealers determined to be unlicensed, if any; the number of complaints filed against licensed tobacco retail outlets and vapor products dealers; and the names of tobacco retailers and vendors and vapor products dealers who have paid fines, or have been otherwise penalized, due to enforcement actions.
2. The commissioner shall distribute such monies as are made available for such purpose to enforcement officers and, in so doing, consider the number of licensed vapor products dealers and retail locations registered to sell tobacco products within the jurisdiction of the enforcement officer and the level of proposed activities.
3. Monies made available to enforcement officers pursuant to this section shall only be used for local tobacco and vapor product, intended or reasonably expected to be used with or for the consumption of nicotine, enforcement activities approved by the commissioner.