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(INTRO 256-A)
Introduced: 2002
Passed City Council: December 18, 2002
Passed Mayor: December 30, 2002

This legislation amends the 1995 Smoke-Free Air Act to make public places including bars, nightclubs and restaurants and all places of employment in New York City smoke-free. Officials agreed to some exemptions: cigar bars, owner-operated bars, fraternal organizations and portions of outdoor cafes will still allow smoking. The law would also allow for smoking in separate, enclosed rooms that employees do not enter.


How Councilmembers Voted :

41-Yes  7-No  2-Abstain  0-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32 No
Tony AvellaDemocrat19Yes
Maria BaezDemocrat14Yes
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Tracy L. BoylandDemocrat41Yes
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40 Abstain
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
James E. DavisDemocrat35Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Ruben DiazDemocrat18Yes
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37Yes
Simcha FelderDemocrat44Yes
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46Yes
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16Yes
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30 No
James F. GennaroDemocrat24Yes
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26Yes
Martin GoldenRepublican43 No
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Allan W. Jennings, Jr.Democrat28Yes
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29Yes
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51Yes
John C. LiuDemocrat20Yes
Margarita LopezDemocrat2 No
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49 No
Gifford MillerDemocrat5Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21 No
Eva Moskowitz4Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48Yes
James S. OddoRepublican50Yes
Bill PerkinsDemocrat9Yes
Madeline T. ProvenzanoDemocrat13Yes
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Philip ReedDemocrat8 No
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31 Abstain
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Jose M. SerranoDemocrat17Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22Yes
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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