Current Status Bill Number:
3483Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950202Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: Fair, Limehouse, Davenport, Mason, Bailey, Easterday, Herdklotz, Simrill, Allison, Rice, Koon, Tripp, R. Smith, Vaughn, Huff and McElveenDrafted Document Number: dka\3636cm.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Cigarettes, minors
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950202 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-500, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SUPPLYING MINORS WITH TOBACCO OR CIGARETTES, SO AS TO MAKE IT A MISDEMEANOR FOR A MINOR TO USE OR HAVE IN HIS POSSESSION A TOBACCO PRODUCT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-17-500 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-17-500. (A) It shall be is unlawful for any a person:
(1) to sell, furnish, give, or provide any a minor under the age of eighteen years with cigarettes, tobacco, cigarette paper, or any substitute therefor of a tobacco product;
(2) under the age of eighteen years to use or have in his possession a tobacco product.
(B) Any A person or his agent violating the provisions a provision of this section, either in person, by agent or in any other way, shall be is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon indictment and conviction, therefor shall must be punished by a fine fined not exceeding more than one hundred dollars nor less than twenty-five dollars or by imprisonment for a term of imprisoned not more than one year nor less than two months, or both, in the discretion of the court. One half of any a fine imposed shall must be paid to the informer of the offense and the other half to the treasurer of the county in which such the conviction shall be had is rendered."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.