REPORT TITLE:
Sample Tobacco


DESCRIPTION:
Prohibits the distribution of sample tobacco products and
coupons redeemable for tobacco products on or in any public
street, sidewalk, or park, or within 1000 feet of any school
attended by minors.  Also prohibits the distribution of tobacco
promotional materials within 1,000 feet of any school attended
by minors. (HB294 HD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLE TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND
   TOBACCO PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:


 1      SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to prohibit the
 
 2 distribution of:
 
 3      (1)  Sample tobacco products, coupons, and other tobacco
 
 4           promotional materials within a buffer zone around
 
 5           schools attended by minors; and
 
 6      (2)  Promotional tobacco materials in or on any public
 
 7           street, sidewalk, or park.
 
 8      SECTION 2.  Chapter 328K, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 9 amended by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated
 
10 and to read as follows:
 
11      "328K-    Distribution of sample tobacco products, tobacco
 
12 promotional materials, and coupons redeemable for tobacco
 
13 products.  (a)  It is unlawful for any person to distribute
 
14 samples of cigarette or tobacco products, or coupons redeemable
 
15 for cigarettes or tobacco products, in or on any public street,
 
16 sidewalk, or park, or within one thousand feet of any elementary,
 
17 intermediate, or high school.
 

 
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 1      (b)  It is unlawful for any person to distribute cigarette
 
 2 or tobacco promotional materials, or coupons redeemable for
 
 3 tobacco promotional materials, within one thousand feet of any
 
 4 elementary, intermediate, or high school; provided that
 
 5 distribution shall not be prohibited in any permanent commercial
 
 6 building.
 
 7      (c)  As used in this section:
 
 8      "Distribute" means to pass out to members of the general
 
 9 public free-of-charge for the exclusive purpose of promoting a
 
10 product.
 
11      328K-    Violations and penalty.  Any person convicted of
 
12 violating any provision of section 328K-   shall be punished by a
 
13 fine not exceeding $1,000."
 
14      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
15      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.