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2019 Senate Bill 106: Ban selling “e-cigarettes” to minors

Public Act 18 of 2019

Introduced by Sen. Rick Outman (R) on February 12, 2019
To ban selling or giving minors electronic "vapor products or alternative nicotine products" ("vapes") or any device that delivers nicotine. The bill would also authorize imposing community service and a “health promotion and risk reduction assessment program” on a minor who possesses or tries to buy a nicotine vapor product. A person who sells tobacco or vapes to a minor would be subject to fines of $100 to $2,500 for a third offense. Vape-type products would have to be kept behind the counter, and liquid nicotine containers to be sold in child-resistant containers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on February 12, 2019
Reported in the Senate on March 20, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on April 23, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To ban selling or giving minors electronic "vapor products" ("vapes") or any device that delivers nicotine. The bill would also authorize imposing 16 hours of community service and a “health promotion and risk reduction assessment program” on a minor who possesses or tries to buy a nicotine vapor product, along with a $50 fine. The community service penalty would double and triple for second and subsequent offenses, but the fine would still be $50. A person who sells tobacco or vapes to a minor would be subject to fines of $100 to $2,500 for a third offense. See also Senate Bill 155.
Received in the House on April 23, 2019
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 23, 2019
Reported in the House on April 30, 2019
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Rachel Hood (D) on May 14, 2019
To raise the age at which a minor can be sanctioned under this law from 18 to 21.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 14, 2019
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 4, 2019

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