Still nothing on the Senate meeting agenda page regarding the 27th. I just wanted to let people know I am checking, and will continue to do so.
Will post again later today.
At my ripe old age of 25 (kidding, kidding), I can remember a time when $5 would get me a pack o' Newport's, a pop, and a pack of gum. Now, those same cigarettes are $8 a pack. When the taxes started going through the roof, a bunch of us would just drive to a reservation or PA and stock up. I no longer smoke (thank you 901!). If NY jumps in and bans e-cigs for some (as usual) ridiculous reason, my process will be no different. I'll simply hop in the car and go across state lines. Or, like others, I'll have family or friends in other states mail my stuff to me.
That being said, I'm in the Rochester area. If anyone wants to go to JC for this nonsense, and you're in the path between here and there, we can definitely carpool. I can hold 5 in my car, or rent something larger.
What's the process for something like this? Can citizens speak? Can I make a sign? How about a tshirt? I'd like to get a message out... and I'd prefer it not be "I'm an ass".
What the hell, even after recieving emails from a couple assembly members who said they would vote NAY.
This is in response to your email regarding Assembly Bill A9529 which prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors; prohibits distribution or sale of any item containing or delivering nicotine that is not defined by law as a tobacco product or approved by the United States food and drug administration for sale as a tobacco use cessation or harm reduction product.
This piece of legislation does not currently have a Senate sponsor. It was reffered to codes on 2/23/10. Should this bill come to the floor of the Assembly for a full vote I will be voting against it.
If either my staff or I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 845-463-1635 or via email at email@example.com.
Thank you again for writing.
Joel M. Miller
Member of Assembly
102nd Assembly DistrictA09529 Votes:Ross,
I have a strong commitment to this issue, especially as it concerns offering people new opportunities to quit smoking.
I am on top of the proposed legislation.
Please keep me abreast of your concerns!
Member of the Assembly
BILL: A09529 DATE: 04/21/2010 MOTION: YEA/NAY: 142/000
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I am in New York and certainly do not want them to ban or prohibit ecigs .. however I found the info in this post confusing...
Where would I click / sign / whatever to help stop it? I certainly cannot get to Albany....
Let me know, and I will bring a few others to click / sign / whatever ...
I will send e-mails aswell. I live in NY but live & travel close enough to Vt And MA and if they do pass the ban on e-cigs then ALL of my shopping, including e-cig supplies, will immediately be taken out-of-state, tax dollars and all. Legislating a ban on e-cigs is like legislating a ban on oxygen, at least for me.
Oh I am so disgusted by this development - the assembly passing the bill is horrific.
But it is all the more important now to keep hammering away at the Senate Health Committee; we cannot allow them to approve this bill!
The Health Committee agenda for next Tuesday's meeting is now showing on the Senate site, and it does NOT include S7234.
Committee Meeting: Health - Apr 27, 2010 12:00 PM - New York State Senate
I guess that means we keep on deluging them with calls and letters, and comments on the legislation website, but postpone the trip to Albany to when the bill is on the agenda.
The only way we can stand up to the progressive tyranny that seems to be getting worse is to throw all of the old time, rank-and-file Democrats AND Republicans, the career politician jerks -- out of office.
We need fresh faces. People that are like us, just normal working people. to take over the career politicians.
About now I am still trying to stay civil in my letters to these Senators and representatives but I am starting to lose my patience. I have sent Emails to all of them and letters to my local Reps. Hope all this works for us.