HB 1430 Alcoholic beverage control; enforcement of sale of tobacco to minors.
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Alcoholic beverage control; enforcement; sale of tobacco to minors. Requires the Tax Commissioner to provide to the ABC Board, the name, address, and other identifying information within his possession of all wholesale cigarette dealers. The bill provides that (i) all invoices, books, papers or other memoranda and records concerning the sale of cigarettes maintained by wholesale cigarette dealers shall be subject to inspection during normal business hours by special agents of the ABC Board and (ii) any person who, upon request by a special agent, unreasonably fails or refuses to allow an inspection of the records shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. The bill provides that the ABC Board may use the information obtained from the Tax Commissioner or acquired by the authorized inspections only for the purpose of creating and maintaining a list of retail dealers to facilitate enforcement of the laws governing the sale of tobacco products to minors. The bill prohibits the disclosure of this information by the ABC Board or its special agents, and makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor for a violation of this provision. This bill is identical to Senate Bill 716.

Full text:
02/14/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 984547811  pdf
03/17/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1430ER)  pdf
04/01/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0189)  pdf

02/14/98  House: Introduced at the request of Governor
02/14/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 984547811
02/14/98  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/98  House: Reported from General Laws (16-Y 10-N)
02/16/98  House: Read first time
02/17/98  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/17/98  House: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/98  House: Passed House (76-Y 22-N)
02/17/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 22-N)
02/17/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/19/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/19/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/27/98  Senate: Reported from R. & S. S. (15-Y 0-N)
03/02/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
03/02/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/98  Senate: Read third time
03/03/98  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/17/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1430ER)
03/23/98  House: Enrolled
03/23/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/25/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/01/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 189 (effective 7/1/98)
04/01/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0189)