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HB 1169 - Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (101-35) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that prohibits smoking under the age of 21.

Highlights:
  • Requires individuals licensed to sell tobacco products to post a sign in a location that is clearly visible to the consumer that states “No Person Under the Age of 21 May be Sold Tobacco Products Without Military Identification” (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “tobacco product” as any product that is (Sec. 1):

    • Intended for human inhalation, absorption, ingestion, smoking, heating, chewing, dissolving, or any other manner of consumption that is made of, derived from, or contains:

      • Tobacco; or

      • Nicotine; or

    • An accessory or a component used in any manner of consumption of a product previously described.

 

  •  Specifies that “tobacco product” includes (Sec. 1):

    • Cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, and snus;

    • Electronic smoking devices; and 

    • Filters, rolling papers, pipes, and liquids used in electronic smoking devices regardless of nicotine content.

  • Specifies that “tobacco product” does not include a drug, device, or combination product authorized for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill does not apply to the distribution of tobacco product or tobacco paraphernalia to (Sec.1):

    • An individual under the age of 21 years who is acting solely as the agent of the individual’s employer if the employer distributes tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia for commercial purposes; or 

    • A purchaser or recipient who:

      • Is at least 18 years of age;

      • Is an active duty member of the military; and 

      • Presents valid military identification.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that prohibits smoking under the age of 21.

Highlights:
  • Requires individuals licensed to sell tobacco products to post a sign in a location that is clearly visible to the consumer that states “No Person Under the Age of 21 May be Sold Tobacco Products Without Military Identification” (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “tobacco product” as any product that is (Sec. 1):

    • Intended for human inhalation, absorption, ingestion, smoking, heating, chewing, dissolving, or any other manner of consumption that is made of, derived from, or contains:

      • Tobacco; or

      • Nicotine; or

    • An accessory or a component used in any manner of consumption of a product previously described.

 

  •  Specifies that “tobacco product” includes (Sec. 1):

    • Cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, and snus;

    • Electronic smoking devices; and 

    • Filters, rolling papers, pipes, and liquids used in electronic smoking devices regardless of nicotine content.

  • Specifies that “tobacco product” does not include a drug, device, or combination product authorized for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill does not apply to the distribution of tobacco product or tobacco paraphernalia to (Sec.1):

    • An individual under the age of 21 years who is acting solely as the agent of the individual’s employer if the employer distributes tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia for commercial purposes; or 

    • A purchaser or recipient who:

      • Is at least 18 years of age;

      • Is an active duty member of the military; and 

      • Presents valid military identification.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (100-39) -

Title: Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21

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