Prohibits the erection or maintenance of billboards advertising alcoholic beverages within 1000 feet of schools and playgrounds; defines billboards.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to billboards advertising alcoholic beverages
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Prohibits the erection or maintenance of billboards advertising alcoholic beverages within 1,000 feet of schools or playgrounds.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the general business law by adding section 397-b which restricts billboard advertisements of alcoholic beverages from being within 1,000 feet of any school or any playground adjacent to a school.
JUSTIFICATION: Increasingly our school's curriculum is focusing our children's attention on the effects of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. We must be supportive of our school's efforts in teaching our children to abstain from controlled or illegal substances. The Drug Free School Zone must be expanded to restrict billboard advertisements of controlled substances to a minimum of 1,000 feet within a school or an adjacent playground. If we allow these billboard advertisements to be in such close proximity to our school, we are being inconsistent in our message.
As a result, of the tobacco settlement, advertisement of tobacco products is prohibited near schools. However, there is still a need to restrict the advertisement of alcoholic beverages near a school.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.2958 Held in Consumer Protection 2011: A.3659 01/26/11 Referred to Consumer Affairs and Protection S.3637 02/28/11 Referred to Consumer Protection 2012: A.3659 01/04/12 Referred to Consumer Affairs and Protection S.3637 01/04/12 Referred to Consumer Protection
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 1 year after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2727 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- 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 billboards advertising alcoholic beverages 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 397-b to read as follows: S 397-B. BILLBOARDS ADVERTISING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. NO BILLBOARD ADVERTISING ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SHALL BE ERECTED OR MAINTAINED WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF (1) ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL OR (2) ANY PLAYGROUND ADJACENT TO OR WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF ANY PRIVATE OR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "BILLBOARD" SHALL INCLUDE ANY BILLBOARD, SIGN, NOTICE, POSTER, DISPLAY OR OTHER STATIONARY DEVICE INTENDED TO ATTRACT OR WHICH DOES ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR PEDESTRIANS. S 2. This act shall take effect one year after the date on which it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05585-01-3