Local Law 97, "Sensible Tobacco Enforcement," creates new requirements and restrictions for cigarette retail dealers.
The law also increases fines and creates new penalties for cigarette retail dealers who engage in illegal activity, including operating without a license or selling untaxed cigarettes.
The new tax stamp sign will be mailed to all New York City licensed cigarette retail dealers prior to enforcement. Enforcement of the new requirements and restrictions will begin on August 1, 2014.
You can request an electronic PDF copy of the fact sheet, New Laws and Penalties for Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Violations in New York City, What You Need to Know.
The Department of Consumer Affairs will host training sessions for businesses on the new tobacco laws.