THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2791

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 302A-102, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-102 [Smoking] Tobacco use prohibited. (a) All public schools within the State, from kindergarten through grade twelve, shall prohibit the use of tobacco at public schools or at public school functions.

(b) Any person under the age of eighteen who uses tobacco at a public school or public school function shall be required to attend a tobacco education course, accompanied by the person's parent or guardian. The parent or guardian shall pay $25 to offset the cost of the course, which may include the costs of an instructor, materials, and facility.

(c) Any person eighteen years and older but under twenty-one years of age who uses tobacco at a public school or public school function shall be required to attend a tobacco education course and pay $25 to offset the cost of the course, which may include the costs of an instructor, materials, and facility.

(d) The tobacco education course and $25 fee shall not be suspended or waived and shall be in lieu of any other penalties for the unlawful use of tobacco by persons under the age of twenty-one imposed by law.

(e) As used in this section:

"Tobacco" has the same meaning as "tobacco product" in section 328J-1.

"Tobacco education course" means a course approved by the department of health that integrates a best practices curriculum to promote tobacco cessation."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Smoking; Public Schools; Tobacco Education Course; Fee

 

Description:

Establishes a requirement that persons under 21 years of age who use tobacco at a public school or public school function attend a tobacco education course. Persons under 18 years of age shall be accompanied to the course by their parent or guardian. Establishes a related fee.

 

 

 

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