State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz’ Bill To Prohibit Smoking Near Public Libraries Passes the Legislature 

State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz’ Bill To Prohibit Smoking Near Public Libraries Passes the Legislature

(Albany, NY) – Today, State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz’s bill S169B/A330B, which prohibits smoking within 100 feet from a public library’s entrance or exit, passed the New York State Assembly. This bill will ensure that New Yorkers, especially children visiting our State’s many public libraries, are not dangerously exposed to the devastating effects associated with secondhand smoke. This bill passed the New York State Senate on June 4, 2018 and will now be sent to Governor Cuomo’s desk for his signature.

“This bill will help our State further curtail New Yorkers’ exposure to the dangers of secondhand smoke, especially around commonly shared spaces, such as public libraries. With smoking bans already in place outside schools and afterschool programs across our State, this bill further ensures New Yorkers, especially our children, are able to access and enjoy learning spaces without worrying about their health. This common sense measure will go a long way in providing our youth with the safe educational environments they deserve. I urge Governor Cuomo to join the Legislature in supporting this measure and sign this bill into law once it reaches his desk.”

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