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« on: August 24, 2014, 03:23:58 pm »
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Amendment to the Smoking Age Standardization Act

The Smoking Age Standardization Act of 2008 is hereby amended to read:

SECTION 1. Smoking age. Except as provided in Section 3, no person under 18 16 years of age may do any of the following: a. Buy or attempt to buy any cigarette or tobacco product. b. Falsely represent his or her age for the purpose of receiving any cigarette or tobacco product. c. Possess any cigarette or tobacco product.
SECTION 2. Sale to persons under 18 16. Except as provided in Section 3, no person may do any of the following: a. Knowingly sell or otherwise distribute cigarettes to a person under the age of 18 16. b. During the course of a sale of tobacco products, fail to perform a reasonable check of identification on persons appearing to be under the age of 28.
SECTION 3. Exception. A person under the age of 18 16 may purchase or possess cigarettes of tobacco products for the sole purpose of resale in the course of employment of a business registered under the tax code of the Northeast.
SECTION 4. Penalties. The penalties for violation of Section 1 of this act shall include forfeiture of the cigarettes or tobacco products and a fine not to exceed $50 per offense plus applicable costs. The penalty for violation of Section 2 of this act shall include a fine not to exceed $500 for the first offense, and a fine not to exceed $2,500 for each subsequent offense.

Sponsor: Speaker SomebodyWhoExists

Debate on this bill will last for 72 hours, or until 4:24 PM on Wednesday, August 27, unless modified or extended. The sponsor has 36 hours to advocate for this proposed legislation. If he does not, this bill will be tabled as there is other pending legislation in the queue.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 10:02:42 pm »
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I's like to announce my support for this bill. We need to stimulate the tobacco industry and give our teens the freedom to be adults.

#FreeTheTeens!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 05:47:09 pm »
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I am totally fine with this, but I think sixteen is a good age to stop with these kind of things- it's the age where adult responsibility starts coming in at full force.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 08:24:36 pm »
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This bill is primarily so that the NE doesn't have a higher smoking age than the nation one (which, if my understanding of Senator TNF's "Swert Sixteen Act" is correct, would be 16).
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 01:20:15 pm »
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Strongly support of course, smoking is a personal decision that 16 year olds are perfectly capable of making for themselves.
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Andrew Cuomo thinks a $15 minimum wage, marijuana, public schools, and public intoxication are bad ideas. Let's get to work in New York and elect an actual progressive, and true ladies man!
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 04:22:23 pm »
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The debate period for this bill is now over. Representatives will now vote on this bill as written:

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Amendment to the Smoking Age Standardization Act

The Smoking Age Standardization Act of 2008 is hereby amended to read:

SECTION 1. Smoking age. Except as provided in Section 3, no person under 18 16 years of age may do any of the following: a. Buy or attempt to buy any cigarette or tobacco product. b. Falsely represent his or her age for the purpose of receiving any cigarette or tobacco product. c. Possess any cigarette or tobacco product.
SECTION 2. Sale to persons under 18 16. Except as provided in Section 3, no person may do any of the following: a. Knowingly sell or otherwise distribute cigarettes to a person under the age of 18 16. b. During the course of a sale of tobacco products, fail to perform a reasonable check of identification on persons appearing to be under the age of 28.
SECTION 3. Exception. A person under the age of 18 16 may purchase or possess cigarettes of tobacco products for the sole purpose of resale in the course of employment of a business registered under the tax code of the Northeast.
SECTION 4. Penalties. The penalties for violation of Section 1 of this act shall include forfeiture of the cigarettes or tobacco products and a fine not to exceed $50 per offense plus applicable costs. The penalty for violation of Section 2 of this act shall include a fine not to exceed $500 for the first offense, and a fine not to exceed $2,500 for each subsequent offense.

Voting will last 48 hours or until all Representatives have voted.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 09:39:34 pm »
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AYE
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 10:39:09 pm »
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Aye
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2014, 07:40:38 am »
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The voting period is now over. By a vote of 4-1-0, this bill goes to the governor for his signature or veto.
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