HB 1231 Tobacco product vending machines.
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Tobacco product; sales to minors; vending machines. Enhances the penalty which may be imposed upon a minor found to have committed a third violation of the prohibition on the purchase of tobacco products to allow the court to suspend the minor's driver's license or to impose a curfew on his driving privileges.

The bill also prohibits the sale of tobacco products from a vending machine unless the machine is located in a place not open to the general public and not normally accessible to minors. If a vending machine is in a place open to the general public, it must be inside the establishment and within the normal line of sight of the proprietor or an employee unless it is more than 10 feet from the entrance or requires a token for operation. Prohibited vending machine sales are made punishable by a civil penalty of up to $100, enforceable by the local city, county or town attorney and payable into the local treasury.

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to promulgate regulations to ensure compliance with federal requirements for state action to reduce the incidence of teen smoking.

Full text:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 961765158  pdf
02/11/96  House: Committee substitute printed 967977158-H1  pdf
02/13/96  House: Printed as engrossed 967977158-EH1  pdf
03/11/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1231ER)  pdf
04/05/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)  pdf

House amendments
Senate amendments

01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 961765158
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/96  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
02/11/96  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (16-Y 6-N)
02/11/96  House: Committee substitute printed 967977158-H1
02/11/96  House: Read first time
02/12/96  House: Passed by for the day
02/12/96  House: Constitutional readings dispensed
02/13/96  House: Committee substitute agreed to 967977158-H1
02/13/96  House: Amendment #1 by Ms. Connally agreed to
02/13/96  House: Amendment by Mr. Cantor agreed to (67-Y 31-N)
02/13/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (67-Y 31-N)
02/13/96  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. w/amds. 967977158-EH1
02/13/96  House: Printed as engrossed 967977158-EH1
02/13/96  House: Passed House (83-Y 15-N)
02/13/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 15-N)
02/13/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/15/96  Senate: Read first time
02/15/96  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/96  Senate: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: Criminal Justice
02/21/96  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amd. (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/22/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Read third time
02/23/96  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/23/96  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/96  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (37-Y 3-N)
02/23/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (37-Y 3-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Rec. of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (30-Y 9-N)
02/23/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (30-Y 9-N)
02/26/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/27/96  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (90-Y 6-N)
02/27/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 6-N)
03/11/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1231ER)
03/20/96  House: Enrolled
03/21/96  Senate: Signed by President
03/22/96  House: Signed by Speaker
04/01/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/96)
04/05/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)