REPORT TITLE:
Sample Tobacco


DESCRIPTION:
Prohibits the distribution of sample 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           166
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 and coupons and other tobacco
 
 4           promotional materials within a buffer zone around
 
 5           schools attended by minors; and
 
 6      (2)  Sample tobacco products in or on any public street,
 
 7           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 and
 
12 tobacco promotional materials.  (a)  It is unlawful for any
 
13 person to distribute samples of cigarette or tobacco products, or
 
14 coupons for cigarettes or tobacco products, in or on any public
 
15 street, sidewalk, or park, or within one thousand feet of any
 
16 elementary, intermediate, or high school.
 
17      (b)  It is unlawful for any person to distribute cigarette
 
18 or tobacco promotional materials, or coupons for tobacco
 

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