Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco Products
|Category:||Alcohol / Tobacco / Guns|
|Sponsor:||Senator Paul Davis, Senate 4 - Piscataquis County|
|Bill #:||LD 1170|
UPDATE: The Senate and House voted to override the veto. The House needed 90 votes to override and received 90 votes.
UPDATE: This bill has been veoted by Governor LePage.
UPDATE: The bill has passed the House and Senate. We expect the bill to be sent to the Appropriations Table for funding.
UPDATE: The committee has a majority Ought to Pass report.
This bill raises the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years of age to 21 years of age. The definition of "tobacco product" is expanded to include additional forms of tobacco and materials and devices used in the consumption of tobacco, including electronic smoking devices. The bill also changes the penalties for the unlawful sale and purchase of tobacco products.