Requires hotel, motel and inn keepers to offer, in the registration office, condoms or similar prophylactic devices for sale to registered guests of such hotel, motel or inn.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring every keeper of a hotel or motel or inn to make condoms available for sale to guests
PURPOSE: To prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by requiring hotels, motels and inns to make available condoms for sale.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 204-b to the General Business Law for sale of condoms. Provides that owners of hotels, motels or inns shall have condoms or similar prophylactics available for sale in the registration office.
JUSTIFICATION: Over the past few years, this state has seen an enormous increase in then incidence of AIDS. Rendering laws to prevent AIDS should, therefore, be of primary concern. Medical studies have shown that proper use of condoms will minimize the risk of spreading the AIDS virus. This bill is an attempt to access such prophylactics in public accommodations.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 1999-2000 S.1644 Died in Committee 2001-2002 S.2322 Died in Committee 2003-2004 S.1634 Died in Committee 2005-2006 S.1566 Died in Committee 2007-2008 S.4764 Died in Committee 2009-2010 S.4582 Died in Committee 2011-2012 S.374 Died in Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1369 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring every keeper of a hotel or motel or inn to make condoms available for sale to guests THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 204-b to read as follows: S 204-B. SALE OF CONDOMS. EVERY KEEPER OF A HOTEL OR MOTEL OR INN SHALL, IN THE REGISTRATION OFFICE, SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE TO REGISTERED GUESTS OF SUCH HOTEL OR MOTEL OR INN CONDOMS OR SIMILAR PROPHYLACTIC DEVICES DESIGNED TO PREVENT CONCEPTION OR VENEREAL INFECTION DURING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03980-01-3