New Laws Taking Effect in New York January 1
It’s soon to be a new year and with its arrival there will be some new laws in New York State. Electronic cigarettes and solar energy are spotlighted as lawmakers make changes in their sales. The New York Post reported the highlights of the new legislation.
The ban on sales to those under 18 of e-cigarettes — battery-powered devices used to inhale vaporized liquid nicotine instead of tobacco smoke — takes effect Jan. 1. Although initially sold as an alternative to harmful tobacco, they come in candy flavors appealing to youths, critics note.
Commercial solar units will become exempt from the 4 percent state sales and use tax starting next week. The law lets cities and counties do the same. It follows the 2005 tax exemption for residential systems.