S.B.1288. Tobacco Products

Florida Senate
Last action a year ago
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                    An act relating to tobacco products; defining the term “electronic smoking device”; redefining the term “tobacco products”; deleting the term “any person under the age of 18”.

Amending s. 569.007, F.S.; prohibiting the sale of tobacco products except under certain circumstances; providing an exception for certain establishments.

Amending s. 569.0075, F.S.; prohibiting certain entities from gifting sample tobacco products to persons under 21 years of age.

Amending s. 569.008, F.S.; providing legislative intent; deleting a provision relating to the mitigation of penalties imposed against a dealer for certain violations.
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                    Amending s. 569.101, F.S.; providing that it is unlawful to sell, deliver, barter, furnish, or give tobacco products to persons under 21 years of age; revising penalties for violations; revising the requirements for a complete defense for persons charged with certain violations.

Amending s. 569.11, F.S.; deleting provisions relating to persons under 18 years of age possessing tobacco products; providing that it is unlawful for persons under 21 years of age to misrepresent their age to acquire tobacco products; revising the penalties for certain persons who misrepresent their age; deleting a provision requiring a person participating in community service to be considered an employee of the state for certain purposes; conforming a provision to changes made by the act.

Amending ss. 569.12, 569.14, and 569.19, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the act.

Repealing s. 877.112, F.S., relating to restrictions on the sale and delivery of nicotine products and nicotine dispensing devices; providing an effective date.

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  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

    Sat, Mar 10th 2018
  • Died in Regulated Industries

    Sat, Mar 10th 2018
  • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 02/14/18, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Discussed/Workshop

    Wed, Feb 14th 2018
  • Referred to Regulated Industries; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

    Thu, Jan 11th 2018
  • Introduced

    Thu, Jan 11th 2018
  • Filed

    Mon, Dec 18th 2017