NY Passes E-cig And Folding Knife Legislation
The New York State Assembly Majority Thursday passed legislation to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces. If passed by the State Senate and signed into law by Governor Cuomo the law will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of New York said, On behalf of the 100,000 cancer advocates across our state, "we applaud the New York State Assembly for passing this public health legislation. We ask the Senate to act now, to protect the health of our children and our hospitality workers." During their last day yesterday before summer recess, The New York State Senate unanimously approved a measure to decriminalize most folding knives. The bill, which has already been approved in the State Assembly, is intended to stop police departments from arresting thousands of New Yorkers who carry folding knives they use for work. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for approval.