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Public Act 102-0576


 

Public Act 0576 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0576
 
SB0555 EnrolledLRB102 14504 KTG 19857 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Substance Use Disorder Act is amended by
adding Section 55-36 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 301/55-36 new)
    Sec. 55-36. Compliance checks; tobacco retailers.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
    "Alternative nicotine product" has the meaning ascribed to
that term in Section 1 of the Prevention of Tobacco Use by
Persons under 21 Years of Age and Sale and Distribution of
Tobacco Products Act.
    "E-cigarette" has the meaning ascribed to the term
"electronic cigarette" in Section 10-5 of the Tobacco Products
Tax Act of 1995.
    "Retailer" has the meaning ascribed to that term in
Section 10-5 of the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995.
    (b) As a means to reduce the consumption of tobacco
products, alternative nicotine products, and e-cigarettes by
persons under 21 years of age, the Department may conduct
compliance checks of retailers to investigate whether such
retailers are selling tobacco products, alternative nicotine
products, or e-cigarettes to persons under 21 years of age in
violation of the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Persons under 21
Years of Age and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products
Act. Compliance checks may be conducted by underage
individuals under the supervision of local law enforcement and
the Illinois State Police. The Illinois State Police shall
communicate with local police departments and sheriffs'
departments to ensure coordination and collaboration and to
ensure its efforts do not duplicate any local compliance check
activities. Underage individuals who purchase tobacco
products, alternative nicotine products, or e-cigarettes while
conducting supervised compliance checks shall not be in
violation of any local or State laws pertaining to underage
tobacco purchase or possession.

Effective Date: 1/1/2022