Bill S3145-2011

Provides that no candy or confection shall be sold in this state which resembles marijuana or marijuana products or imitates the flavor of marijuana

Provides that no candy or confection sold in this state shall be packaged, shaped or manufactured to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 19, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE
  • Jun 1, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • Feb 23, 2011: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE
  • Feb 9, 2011: REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - Jun 1, 2011
Ayes (6): Bonacic, Hannon, McDonald, Klein, Huntley, Breslin
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - Jan 19, 2012
Ayes (5): Bonacic, McDonald, Klein, Huntley, Breslin
Ayes W/R (1): Hannon

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3145

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to marijuana themed candy

PURPOSE: To provide that no candy or confection shall be sold in this state which resembles marijuana or marijuana products or imitates the flavor of marijuana.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 399-j to the General Business Law to prohibit the manufacturing and/or sale of candy or confection which is packaged o~' shaped to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.

JUSTIFICATION: Pot themed candy irresponsibly promotes illegal drug culture to children. This legislation would prohibit the manufacturing purchase and sale of marijuana-flavored candy in the state, with a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10, S.1682; 2007-08, S.816; 2005-06, S.4100.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3145 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 9, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, JOHNSON, RANZENHOFER -- 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 marijuana themed candy 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 399-j to read as follows: S 399-J. MARIJUANA THEMED CANDY. 1. NO CANDY OR CONFECTION SOLD IN THIS STATE SHALL BE PACKAGED, SHAPED OR MANUFACTURED TO RESEMBLE MARI- JUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS OR TO IMITATE THE FLAVOR OF MARIJUANA. 2. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR A TERM OF IMPRISON- MENT OF UP TO ONE YEAR, OR BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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