Bill Texts: IL HB3178 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Cigarette, Electronic Cigarette, and Alternative Nicotine Product Act. Raises the minimum age for the purchase, possession, and use of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products from 18 years of age to 21 years of age. Authorizes the Secretary of State to issue a smoking license to a person who: (1) is at least 18 years of age but under 21 years of age; (2) has completed the 8-hour online educational program regarding the dangers and consequences of smoking as verified by the Department of Public Health; and (3) has paid a $50 fee to the Secretary of State. Provides for penalties and other matters. Repeals the Smokeless Tobacco Limitation Act. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-29 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB3178 Detail]

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