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    Default UPDATED New York State Call to Action

    Support S2926/A6667 and Oppose S695-2011/A1468

    While Linda Rosenthal's bill that would ban all sales of electronic cigarettes in New York State is still pending in the Assembly Codes Committee, and Senator Klein's identical bill is still pending in the Senate Health Committee, competing bills that would simply ban sales to minors have been introduced in both the Senate and Assembly. These vastly improved proposals, S2926 and A6667, are currently pending in the Senate and Assembly Health Committees.

    Here are both sets of bills on the NYS legislative website, so you can see their sponsors, compare their contents, and track their progress: See S2926/A6667 at http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2926-2011 and S695-2011/A1468 at http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S695-2011.

    The introduction of these competing bills is very good news for New York State, and we call on all CASAA members and other concerned persons to begin a new round of campaigning in New York, and to join us in calling, writing, faxing, emailing, and meeting in person with legislators in support of S2926/A6667, while at the same time denouncing S695-2011/A1468.

    Residents of New York State should definitely meet face-to-face with their own Senator and Assemblyperson to express their support for S2926/A6667's ban on sales to minors, and their strong oppostion to Rosenthal and Klein's misguided attempt to ban sales to adults with S695-2011/A1468.

    However, the biggest push right now for anyone who is willing to help, while these bills are all still in committee, should be to contact all the Senate and Assembly Health Committee members with that same message. Additionally, the Assembly Codes Committee members need to be made aware of the newer A6667, and our support for it, as it supplies a cogent reason for them to reject Rosenthal's A1468, even though they themselves do not as of yet have A6667 before them.

    Here is the contact list for the Senate Health Committee: http://www.casaa.org/CTA/article.asp?articleID=153&l=a&p=

    Here is the contact list for the Assembly Health committee: http://www.casaa.org/news/article.asp?articleID=154&l=a&p=

    And here is the contact list for the Assembly Codes committee: http://www.casaa.org/news/article.asp?articleID=155&l=a&p=

    Finally, here is a pre-written template letter suitable for faxing or mailing. Please consider adding to or modifying its content to personalize the letter. Be sure to insert the Senator or Assemblyperson's name at the beginning, and sign your name at the end. And if you are a New York resident, be sure to include your address: http://www.casaa.org/files/New_York_CTA_Template_Letter(5).doc

    (This is from CASAA's Call to Action page for New York, found at CASAA.org=)
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    Thank you for this Info! I'm not from N.Y. but I hate injustice in any form especially when it's the people we put in power to represent US and they only use the position to further some agenda that don't represent the will of the people.

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    I'm not from New York, but when I called the Assembly members, I did explain that the ban would still have a negative impact on me, because I purchase supplies from New York vendors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewlady View Post
    I'm not from New York, but when I called the Assembly members, I did explain that the ban would still have a negative impact on me, because I purchase supplies from New York vendors.

    Excellent point Brewlady.

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    Came across some PR for the garbage can which made me, nonetheless, searching for an update on the actual NY State situation. After all, NY could be the first state (expand internationally to country) where a legitimate democratic body might finally vote to outlaw e-cig sales. Not much found, besides this latest Call to Action (OP Yvilla). No news is good news?

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    So far it is Tom.

    I monitor the New york State Senate and Assembly sites weekly, specifically checking for meeting agendas in the committees these bills are pending in. That would be the Senate Health Committee, and the Assembly Codes and Health Committees. Neither the Rosenthal/Klein bills, nor the two newer bills that would simply ban sales to minors, have been on any committee agenda since my above post.

    All three committees have meetings this week, but the bills in question are again not on their agendas this week. Even better, next week is the last full week of this year's legislative session, which is scheduled to end on Monday, June 20.

    So I'm cautiously optimisitic at this point.

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    Omigod, I just looked at your link - what lying idiots!

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    I hoped to provoke your particularly well informed reply. Thanks very much, Yvilla!

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    LOL! The first one legal? What!?

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    Was referring to legitimate. I donít think that legal equals legitimate, but leave this open to native speakers.

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