Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act. Changes the title of the Act to the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Provides that a person shall not distribute without charge samples of any tobacco product to any other person, regardless of age: (1) at a retail establishment selling tobacco products; (2) from a lunch wagon; or (3) on a public way as a promotion or advertisement of a tobacco manufacturer or tobacco product. Provides that the prohibition applies even if the person who is intended to receive the tobacco product purchased another product from the person intending to distribute the tobacco product. Retains the same penalties as the penalties for distribution of tobacco products to minors. Amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934 and the Display of Tobacco Products Act to make conforming changes.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that free samples of tobacco products may be distributed within a retail establishment selling tobacco products if the retailer has verified the purchaser's age with a government issued identification. Provides that samples of tobacco products may be distributed in an adult-only facility. Defines "adult-only facility". Deletes provision that the prohibition on the free distribution of tobacco samples applies even if the person who is intended to receive the tobacco product purchased another product from the person intending to distribute the tobacco product.