SB 523
Prohibits persons under the age of 18 from selling tobacco products
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Last Action:
1/18/2012 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 523 - Under current law, a person under the age of 18 is exempt from the prohibition on youth possessing tobacco products if the youth is handling the products for the purpose of selling them in the course of his or her employment. The act removes this exemption. Any store found to have a youth selling tobacco products shall be subject to a fine of $250 for a first violation and $500 for subsequent violations.

This act is identical to HB 63 (2011).