Youth Access to tobacco prevention Act

Sponsors: Reps. Bernstein, Finlay, Thayer, West, Clemmons and Simmons

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-500, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE “YOUTH ACCESS TO TOBACCO PREVENTION ACT OF 2006”, SO AS TO STRENGTHEN AGE VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTERNET SALE OF TOBACCO AND ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS, TO PROHIBIT MINORS FROM ENTERING RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS THAT PRIMARILY SELL SUCH PRODUCTS, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO CREATE RELATED CRIMINAL PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-501, RELATING TO TERMS DEFINED IN THE “YOUTH ACCESS TO TOBACCO PREVENTION ACT OF 2006”, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION FOR “ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCT” AND BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR “ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICE”, “E-LIQUID”, AND “VAPOR PRODUCT”; BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-380 SO AS TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADOPT, IMPLEMENT, AND ENFORCE A WRITTEN POLICY PROHIBITING THE USE OF TOBACCO AND ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES AND AT SCHOOL EVENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-95-20, RELATING TO THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT’S PROHIBITION OF SMOKING IN SCHOOLS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE EXCLUSION FOR PRIVATE OFFICES AND TEACHERS LOUNGES; BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-506 SO AS TO ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS ON THE SALE OF E-LIQUID CONTAINERS AND CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess123_2019-2020/bills/3420.htm

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