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Sponsors: Reps. Scarborough, Brady, Haley and Toole
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Introduced in the House on January 11, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Fine increased for supplying tobacco or cigarettes to minors
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/8/2004 House Prefiled 12/8/2004 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-94 1/11/2005 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-94
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-500, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF SUPPLYING MINORS WITH TOBACCO OR CIGARETTES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FINE TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH VIOLATION AND TO PROVIDE THAT ONE-HALF OF THE FINE MUST BE REMITTED FOR USE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S YOUTH SMOKING PREVENTION PLAN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-17-500 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-17-500. It
shall be is unlawful for any a person to sell, furnish, give, or provide any minor under the age of eighteen years with cigarettes, tobacco, cigarette paper, or any substitute therefore for these. Any A person violating the provisions of this section, either in person, by agent or in any other way, shall be is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon indictment and conviction, therefor shall must be punished as follows:
(1) for a first offense by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars;
(2) for a second offense, by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars; and
(3) for a third or subsequent offense, by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than one year nor less than sixty days, or both fined one thousand dollars, and each violation constitutes a separate offense.
any the fine imposed shall must be paid to the informer of the offense and the other half to the treasurer of the county in which such conviction shall be had must be remitted to the State Treasurer for disbursement to the Department of Health and Environmental Control to be used for the department's Youth Smoking Prevention Plan."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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