South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3315

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. McKnight and Simmons
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gt\5524cm19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3308

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 170)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 170)
   1/17/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Simmons

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3910 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO SMOKE A TOBACCO PRODUCT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE IN WHICH A MINOR IS A PASSENGER AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Article 31, Chapter 5, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 56-5-3910.    (A)    It is unlawful for a person to smoke a tobacco product in a motor vehicle while a person who is less than eighteen years old is a passenger.

(B)    As contained in this section, 'tobacco product' means a product that contains tobacco and is intended for human consumption.

(C)    A person who violates this section must be fined not more than one hundred dollars for each violation."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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