HOLBROOK-LYONS,EILEEN-SMITH,MICHAEL-WOOD-WAIT, SCOTT, BOLAND
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality
may provide for the regulation, licensing, and inspection of any
retail business or establishment selling cigarettes or other tobacco
products, may determine the number of licenses, and may determine the
location for sales. 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 or smoking tobacco (now only the
buying by and the sale and distribution to minors of tobacco is
prohibited). Provides that the court may impose for possession or
smoking of tobacco products by a minor up to 25 hours of community
service for the first offense, up to 25 hours of community service and
a fine not to exceed $25 for the second offense, and up to 50 hours of
community service and a fine not to exceed $50 for the third or
subsequent offense. Exempts from violations the possession or smoking
of tobacco products by minors who are members of the Armed Forces or
Reserve Forces and those who participate in an experimental or
research program that is conducted by an accredited institution of
higher education to study the effects of tobacco products on minors.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB796 fails to meet the definition of a State mandate.
HOME RULE NOTE
HB796 does not preempt home rule powers.
FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)
If a municipality chooses to implement HB796, there may be a
fiscal impact on units of local government.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
65 ILCS 5/11-20-3.1 new
Deletes amendatory changes to the Illinois Municipal Code.
Permits the court to require minors convicted of or placed on
supervision for possessing or smoking tobacco, with their consent, to
attend smoker's education programs if available. Provides that
attendance at a smoker's education program shall be time-credited
against community service for first offense violations for minors
possessing tobacco products.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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