92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB5848
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Short description: 
TOBACCO DISPLAY                                                            

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Display of Tobacco Products Act. Provides that it  is      
   unlawful  to  sell,  offer  for  sale,  give  away, or display tobacco      
   products for sale at any location where the consumer can acquire those      
   products through self-service. Provides  that  every  tobacco  product      
   must  be  displayed  from  behind a sales or service counter so that a      
   consumer cannot access  tobacco  products  without  assistance  by  an      
   employee  of  the  retail  establishment  authorized  to  sell tobacco      
   products. Exempts the sale of tobacco products from  vending  machines      
   if  the  vending  machines  are located in places authorized under the      
   Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act. Provides that a violation  is  a  petty      
   offense  for which the court shall impose a fine of not less than $100      
   nor more than $1,000.                                                       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Exempts retail tobacco stores from the  self-service  restriction      
   on tobacco product displays provided that the retail tobacco store (i)      
   derives  at  least 90% of its revenue from tobacco and tobacco related      
   products; (ii) does not permit persons under the age of  18  to  enter      
   the  premises; and (iii) posts a sign on the main entrance way stating      
   that persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from entering.              
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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