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2013 Senate Bill 311: Increase tobacco sale to & possession by minors penalties
Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on April 11, 2013 To increase the penalties for selling tobacco to minors, from $50 to $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense, and $500 for a third offense within a year. The increased penalties would also apply to a minor who tries to buy or who possesses tobacco.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 11, 2013
Reported in the Senate on September 10, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 19, 2013 To establish that if passed the bill will go into effect 90 days after it is enacted.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 19, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on September 26, 2013 To explicitly apply the bill's sanctions not just to the retail company that sells tobacco to a minor but also to a "clerk, agent and employee".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on September 26, 2013
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 26, 2013 To increase the penalties for selling tobacco to minors, from $50 to $100 for a first offense and $500 for subsequent offenses. The increased penalties would also apply to a minor who tries to buy or who possesses tobacco.
Received in the House on September 26, 2013
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on September 26, 2013

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