SB348 SFAT #1 Stollings 2-27

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Senator Stollings moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 348A Bill to amend and reenact 16-9A-1, 16-9A-2, 16-9A-3, 16-9A-4, 16-9A-7, and 16-9A-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto two new sections, designated 16-9A-11 and 16-9A-12, all relating to tobacco; raising the legal age from 18 years of age to 21 years for the selling, furnishing, or distribution of tobacco products and increasing penalties for violations; making it illegal for a person under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products or tobacco-derived products and providing for suspension of driving privileges or a fine; increasing the penalty for certain tobacco-related offenses on public school property; exempting any active duty military personnel over the age of 18; providing for a secondary offense punishable by a fine for driving and using a tobacco product or a tobacco-derived product with a passenger under the age of 17.