98RS HB561


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HB 561 (BR 2135) - S. Nunn, R. Palumbo, G. Stumbo

     AN ACT relating to the usage of tobacco by minors.
     Create a new of KRS Section Chapter 438 to prohibit the use of tobacco products by persons under the age of 18; make violations punishable by community service, revocation, suspension, or delay in securing a driver's license or permit local governments to adopt ordinances pertaining to penalties; require confiscation of tobacco products from those in violation, exempt violations from court fees; require notice to violator as prescribed; permit prosecution of violators in joint action as prescribed.


     HCS - Retain provisions prohibiting possession or use of tobacco products by a minor; retain provision requiring law enforcement officer to confiscate any tobacco product found in the possession of a minor; delete penalties for possession or use of tobacco products by a minor.

     Feb 10-introduced in House
     Feb 11-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 18-posted in committee
     Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 13, 1998
     Mar 16-3rd reading, tabled 51-43
     Mar 20-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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