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H 3420 - Amends the Youth Access to Tobacco Prevention Act of 2006

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein (D)
Last Action: 5/6/2019 - Act No. 25
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.12.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
03.06.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments strengthens online ID requirements, strikes the term e-cigarette and replaces it with electronic smoking device to make the definition more inclusive.
01.29.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments redefine "alternative nicotine products" to include all vaping products even if they do not include nicotine. The amendment prevents anyone younger than 18 years old from entering a facility that has the primary purpose of selling tobacco products. It also requires age verification at time of ordering products online.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits minors from entering retail establishments that primarily sell tobacco products, alternative nicotine products or both. The bill also changes the definition of alternative nicotine product.

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H*3420 (Rat #0038, Act #0025 of 2019) General Bill, By Bernstein, Finlay, Thayer, West, Clemmons and Simmons
Similar (S 0396, H 3422)
Summary: Youth Access to Tobacco Prevention Act of 2006
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-500, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "YOUTH ACCESS TO TOBACCO PREVENTION ACT OF 2006", SO AS TO STRENGTHEN AGE VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTERNET SALE OF TOBACCO AND ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS, TO PROHIBIT MINORS FROM ENTERING RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS THAT PRIMARILY SELL SUCH PRODUCTS, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO CREATE RELATED CRIMINAL PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-501, RELATING TO TERMS DEFINED IN THE "YOUTH ACCESS TO TOBACCO PREVENTION ACT OF 2006", SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION FOR "ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCT" AND BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR "ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICE", "E-LIQUID", AND "VAPOR PRODUCT"; BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-380 SO AS TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADOPT, IMPLEMENT, AND ENFORCE A WRITTEN POLICY PROHIBITING THE USE OF TOBACCO AND ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES AND AT SCHOOL EVENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-95-20, RELATING TO THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT'S PROHIBITION OF SMOKING IN SCHOOLS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE EXCLUSION FOR PRIVATE OFFICES AND TEACHERS LOUNGES; BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-506 SO AS TO ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS ON THE SALE OF E-LIQUID CONTAINERS AND CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. - ratified title
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12/18/18House Prefiled
12/18/18House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/08/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 232)
01/08/19House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 232)
01/30/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: West
01/30/19House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 15)
01/31/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clemmons, Simmons
01/31/19 Scrivener's error corrected
01/31/19House Amended (House Journal-page 19)
02/05/19House Read second time (House Journal-page 13)
02/05/19House Roll call Yeas-117 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 13)
02/06/19House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 54)
02/06/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 38)
02/06/19Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 38)
03/01/19Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Shealy, Young, McLeod, Senn
03/13/19Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 11)
03/21/19Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 28)
03/21/19Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 28)
03/27/19Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 53)
03/28/19Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 17)
03/28/19Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 17)
03/28/19 Scrivener's error corrected
04/02/19Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 23)
04/09/19House Senate amendment amended (House Journal-page 108)
04/09/19House Returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 108)
04/09/19House Roll call Yeas-106 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 108)
04/11/19Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 18)
04/11/19Senate Roll call Ayes-36 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 18)
04/25/19 Ratified R 38 (Senate Journal-page 56)
04/26/19 Signed By Governor
05/03/19 Effective date 04/26/19
05/06/19 Act No. 25



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