Fire Safety Standard And Firefighter Protection Act (Excerpt) Act 56 Of 2009


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FIRE SAFETY STANDARD AND FIREFIGHTER PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 56 of 2009



***** 29.501 THIS SECTION IS REPEALED BY ACT 56 OF 2009 ON THE DATE THAT THE DIRECTOR NOTIFIES THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN WRITING THAT A FEDERAL REDUCED CIGARETTE IGNITION PROPENSITY STANDARD THAT PREEMPTS THIS ACT HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IS IN EFFECT: See 29.511 *****

29.501 Marking.Sec. 11.

(1) A manufacturer shall mark any cigarettes certified by the manufacturer under section 7 to indicate compliance with the requirements of section 5. The marking shall be in 8-point type or larger and consist of 1 of the following:

(a) Modification of the product UPC to include a visible mark printed at or around the area of the UPC. The mark may consist of alphanumeric or symbolic characters permanently stamped, engraved, embossed, debossed, or printed in conjunction with the UPC.

(b) A visible combination of alphanumeric or symbolic characters permanently stamped, engraved, or embossed upon the cigarette package or cellophane wrap.

(c) Printed, stamped, engraved, or embossed text that indicates that the cigarettes meet the standards of this act.

(2) A manufacturer shall use the same marking on all brands marketed by that manufacturer and apply that marking uniformly on all packs, cartons, cases, and other packages of its cigarettes.

(3) A manufacturer shall notify the department which marking the manufacturer has selected under subsection (1) for its cigarettes.

(4) Before certification of any cigarette under section 7, a manufacturer must submit a request to the department for approval of its proposed marking. Subject to subsection (5), when it receives a request under this subsection, the department shall approve or disapprove the marking submitted. A proposed marking is considered approved by the department if the department fails to approve or disapprove of the proposed marking within 10 business days after receiving a request for approval of that proposed marking under this subsection.

(5) The department shall approve of any marking submitted to it under subsection (4) if the marking meets either of the following:

(a) The marking includes the acronym "FSC", signifying that the cigarettes are fire standards compliant under the New York fire safety standards for cigarettes.

(b) The marking is in use and approved for sale in New York pursuant to the New York fire safety standards for cigarettes.

(6) A manufacturer shall not modify a marking approved by the department under subsection (4) unless the manufacturer submits a request to the department for approval of the modification. When it receives a request under this subsection, the department shall approve or disapprove the modification to the marking submitted. A modification to a marking is considered approved by the department if the department fails to approve or disapprove the modification within 10 business days after receiving a request for approval of that modification under this subsection.

(7) A manufacturer certifying cigarettes under section 7 shall provide a copy of the certification to each wholesale dealer, unclassified acquirer, and agent to which the manufacturer sells cigarettes and shall provide sufficient copies of an illustration of the package marking utilized by the manufacturer under this section for each secondary wholesaler and retail dealer to which the wholesale dealer, unclassified acquirer, or agent sells cigarettes. A wholesale dealer or agent shall provide a copy of package markings received from a manufacturer under this subsection to each secondary wholesaler and retail dealer to which it sells cigarettes. A wholesale dealer, unclassified acquirer, agent, secondary wholesaler, or retail dealer shall permit the department, the department of treasury, the attorney general, and their employees to inspect markings of cigarette packaging marked under this section.




History: 2009, Act 56, Eff. Jan. 1, 2010

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