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 Bill Status of HB4248  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ronald A. Wait - Paul D. Froehlich

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 405/5-615
705 ILCS 405/5-710
720 ILCS 675/Act title
720 ILCS 675/0.01from Ch. 23, par. 2356.9
720 ILCS 675/1from Ch. 23, par. 2357
720 ILCS 675/2from Ch. 23, par. 2358

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act. Changes the short title to the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors Act. Prohibits minors from possessing tobacco (now only the buying by and the sale and distribution to minors of tobacco is prohibited). Provides that in addition to or instead of a fine, the court may impose community service upon a minor who possesses tobacco and upon a seller or distributor of tobacco to a minor. Provides that, if a minor violates the provisions prohibiting minors from possessing any cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco in any of its forms, the court may in addition to a fine and community service, order the minor to attend a local anti-tobacco or youth diversion program. Provides that a court may order a minor convicted of or placed on supervision for a violation of the prohibition of tobacco possession by minors, and his or her parents or legal guardian, to attend a smoker's education or youth diversion program if available in the jurisdiction where the offender resides. Provides that attendance at that program shall be time-credited against any community service time imposed for a first violation. Provides that, in addition to any other penalties, the court may assess a fee against the offender for his or her attendance of the program. Defines "smoker's education program" or "youth diversion program" to include a seminar designed to educate a person on the physical and psychological effects of smoking tobacco products and the health consequences of smoking tobacco products. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 to provide that the community service, smoker's education, and youth diversion program provisions are available to a delinquent minor under that Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/28/2004HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  1/30/2004HouseFirst Reading
  1/30/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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