Senate Bill 171

Last Action to Judiciary (S)
Title AN ACT relating to tobacco products.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 480
Sponsor G. Tapp
Summary of Original Version Create new section of KRS Chapter 438 to prohibit sale of tobacco products through self-service displays except in tobacco specialty stores; prohibit sales through self-service displays to minors; establish fines for selling through self-service displays for first and subsequent offenses; deem violations committed by minors status offenses and under jurisdiction of District Court; require general law enforcement and Alcohol Beverage Control employees to issue citations; amend KRS 438.305 to define "retailer," sale at retail," "self-service display," and "tobacco specialty store,"; amend KRS 438.310 to require the seller to obtain valid proof of age if the buyer appears to be under age 27; provide an affirmative defense for the retailer if the buyer was 18 at time of purchase; apply penalty for retailers that do not require valid proof of age; amend KRS 438.313 to prohibit persons from giving or buying cigarettes or tobacco products for minors; exempt minors from handling or transporting tobacco products as part of the minor's employment responsibilities; establish a fine between $500 and $1,000 for persons who buy or give tobacco products to minors; amend KRS 438.315 to prohibit dispensing tobacco products through vending machines along with nontobacco products except matches; and conform subsection references.
Index Headings of Original Version Alcoholic Beverages - ABC officers, tobacco products, minors, enforcement
Commerce - Tobacco sales at retail establishments, minors, prohibition of
Courts, District - District court, minors, tobacco purchase violations, venue for
Tobacco - Tobacco product sales, minors, penalties for


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