WOOD-HOLBROOK-BIGGERT-ERWIN-GASH, LYONS,EILEEN, WINKEL,
KLINGLER, POE, KOSEL, BOLAND, SCHAKOWSKY, COWLISHAW,
STEPHENS, MEYER, LYONS,JOSEPH, MCAULIFFE, KRAUSE, O'BRIEN,
FRITCHEY, COULSON, BEAUBIEN, DEUCHLER, PANKAU, PERSICO,
MOORE,ANDREA, BERGMAN, SCOTT AND WAIT.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act. Changes the Act title
to reflect prohibition of possession and use of tobacco by minors;
changes short title to Sale of Tobacco to and Possession and Use of
Tobacco by Minors Act. Prohibits possession and use of tobacco by
minors under age 18; makes violation a petty offense. Authorizes law
enforcement agencies, acting in conjunction with the State's Attorney,
to implement alternative programs, including use of peer courts and
prescription of educational or community service activities, for
enforcing the prohibition.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
720 ILCS 675/1.5 new
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2630/5 from Ch. 38, par. 206-5
20 ILCS 2635/3 from Ch. 38, par. 1603
720 ILCS 675/1 from Ch. 23, par. 2357
Deletes everything. Amends the Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act.
Changes the short title to the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors
Act. Prohibits minors from buying or possessing tobacco (now only the
buying of tobacco by minors and the sale and distribution of tobacco
to minors is prohibited). Provides that the court may impose for
possession of tobacco products by a minor up to 25 hours of community
service or require completion of a smoking cessation program for the
first offense, may impose up to 25 hours of community service and a
fine not to exceed $25 for the second offense, and may impose up to 50
hours of community service and a fine not to exceed $50 for the third
or subsequent offense. Amends the Criminal Identification Act.
Provides that violations by persons under 18 years of age of the
Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors Act are not reportable offenses to
the Department of State Police. Amends the Illinois Uniform
Conviction Information Act. Provides that the definitions of
"criminal history, record information" and "conviction information" do
not include violations by persons under 18 years of age of the
Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors Act.
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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