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.
HB 561 - AMENDMENTS
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)