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This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:51 AM by rday. -->              1     

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE RESTRICTIONS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

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Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions of the Uniform Driver License Act, provisions relating to
             10      the state system of public education, the Utah Criminal Code, and the Utah Code of
             11      Criminal Procedure to place restrictions on the provision, obtaining, and possession of
             12      an electronic cigarette and to enforce those restrictions.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    defines terms;
             16          .    makes it a class A misdemeanor to knowingly acquire, use, display, or transfer a
             17      false or altered driver license certificate or identification card to procure an
             18      electronic cigarette;
             19          .    provides that the State Board of Education may, and local boards of education and
             20      governing boards of charter schools shall, adopt rules that prohibit the illicit use,
             21      possession, or distribution of an electronic cigarette;
             22          .    prohibits an electronic cigarette in a correctional or a mental health facility and
             23      provides criminal penalties for violation of this prohibition;
             24          .    makes it a misdemeanor to provide an electronic cigarette to a person under 19
             25      years of age;
             26          .    makes it a class C misdemeanor for an 18 year old person to buy, attempt to buy,
             27      accept, or possess an electronic cigarette;


             28          .    provides that a person under the age of 18 who buys, attempts to buy, accepts, or
             29      has in the person's possession an electronic cigarette is subject to the jurisdiction of
             30      the Juvenile Court;
             31          .    describes when the sale of an electronic cigarette is required to be face-to-face and
             32      provides criminal penalties for violation of those requirements;
             33          .    addresses enforcement of, and investigation of violations of, the provisions of this
             34      bill;
             35          .    describes when free distribution of an electronic cigarette is prohibited and provides
             36      criminal penalties for violation of those prohibitions; S. and
             37      [     .    addresses advertising requirements relating to electronic cigarettes; and ] .S
             38          .    makes technical changes.
             39      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             40          None
             41      Other Special Clauses:
             42          None
             43      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             44      AMENDS:
             45          53-3-229, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 197
             46          53-3-810, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 197
             47          53A-11-908, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 161
             48          76-8-311.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             49          76-10-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 412
             50          76-10-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 176
             51          76-10-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 212
             52          76-10-105.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 307 and 341
             53          76-10-111, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 14
             54      S. [     76-10-112, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1989, Chapter 193 ] .S
             55          77-39-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 342
             56     
             57      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             58          Section 1. Section 53-3-229 is amended to read:


             59           53-3-229. Prohibited uses of license certificate -- Penalty.
             60          (1) It is a class C misdemeanor for a person to:
             61          (a) lend or knowingly permit the use of a license certificate issued to the person, by a
             62      person not entitled to it;
             63          (b) display or to represent as the person's own a license certificate not issued to the
             64      person;
             65          (c) refuse to surrender to the division or a peace officer upon demand any license
             66      certificate issued by the division;
             67          (d) use a false name or give a false address in any application for a license or any
             68      renewal or duplicate of the license certificate, or to knowingly make a false statement, or to
             69      knowingly conceal a material fact or otherwise commit a fraud in the application;
             70          (e) display a canceled, denied, revoked, suspended, or disqualified driver license
             71      certificate as a valid driver license certificate;
             72          (f) knowingly acquire, use, display, or transfer an item that purports to be an authentic
             73      driver license certificate issued by a governmental entity if the item is not an authentic driver
             74      license certificate issued by that governmental entity; or
             75          (g) alter any information on an authentic driver license certificate so that it no longer
             76      represents the information originally displayed.
             77          (2) The provisions of Subsection (1)(e) do not prohibit the use of a person's driver
             78      license certificate as a means of personal identification.
             79          (3) It is a class A misdemeanor to knowingly:
             80          (a) [knowingly] issue a driver license certificate with false or fraudulent information;
             81          (b) [knowingly] issue a driver license certificate to a person younger than 21 years of
             82      age if the driver license certificate is not distinguished as required for a person younger than 21
             83      years of age under Section 53-3-207 ; or
             84          (c) [knowingly] acquire, use, display, or transfer a false or altered driver license
             85      certificate to procure [cigarettes, tobacco, or tobacco products.]:
             86          (i) a cigarette;
             87          (ii) an electronic cigarette, as defined in Section 76-10-101 ;
             88          (iii) tobacco; or
             89          (iv) a tobacco product.


             90          (4) A person may not use, display, or transfer a false or altered driver license certificate
             91      to procure alcoholic beverages, gain admittance to a place where alcoholic beverages are sold
             92      or consumed, or obtain employment that may not be obtained by a minor in violation of
             93      Section 32A-1-301 .
             94          (5) It is a third degree felony if a person's acquisition, use, display, or transfer of a false
             95      or altered driver license certificate:
             96          (a) aids or furthers the person's efforts to fraudulently obtain goods or services; or
             97          (b) aids or furthers the person's efforts to commit a violent felony.
             98          Section 2. Section 53-3-810 is amended to read:
             99           53-3-810. Prohibited uses of identification card -- Penalties.
             100          (1) It is a class C misdemeanor to:
             101          (a) lend or knowingly permit the use of an identification card issued to the person, by a
             102      person not entitled to it;
             103          (b) display or to represent as the person's own an identification card not issued to the
             104      person;
             105          (c) refuse to surrender to the division or a peace officer upon demand any identification
             106      card issued by the division;
             107          (d) use a false name or give a false address in any application for an identification card
             108      or any renewal or duplicate of the identification card, or to knowingly make a false statement,
             109      or to knowingly conceal a material fact in the application;
             110          (e) display a revoked identification card as a valid identification card;
             111          (f) knowingly acquire, use, display, or transfer an item that purports to be an authentic
             112      identification card issued by a governmental entity if the item is not an authentic identification
             113      card issued by that governmental entity; or
             114          (g) alter any information contained on an authentic identification card so that it no
             115      longer represents the information originally displayed.
             116          (2) It is a class A misdemeanor to knowingly:
             117          (a) [knowingly] issue an identification card with false or fraudulent information;
             118          (b) [knowingly] issue an identification card to any person younger than 21 years of age
             119      if the identification card is not distinguished as required for a person younger than 21 years of
             120      age under Section 53-3-806 ; or


             121          (c) [knowingly] acquire, use, display, or transfer a false or altered identification card to
             122      procure [cigarettes, tobacco, or tobacco products.]:
             123          (i) a cigarette;
             124          (ii) an electronic cigarette, as defined in Section 76-10-101 ;
             125          (iii) tobacco; or
             126          (iv) a tobacco product.
             127          (3) A person may not knowingly use, display, or transfer a false or altered
             128      identification card to procure alcoholic beverages, gain admittance to a place where alcoholic
             129      beverages are sold or consumed, or obtain employment that may not be obtained by a minor in
             130      violation of Section 32A-1-301 .
             131          (4) It is a third degree felony if a person's acquisition, use, display, or transfer of a false
             132      or altered identification card:
             133          (a) aids or furthers the person's efforts to fraudulently obtain goods or services; or
             134          (b) aids or furthers the person's efforts to commit a violent felony.
             135          Section 3. Section 53A-11-908 is amended to read:
             136           53A-11-908. Extracurricular activities -- Prohibited conduct -- Reporting of
             137      violations -- Limitation of liability.
             138          (1) The Legislature recognizes that:
             139          (a) participation in student government and extracurricular activities may confer
             140      important educational and lifetime benefits upon students, and encourages school districts and
             141      charter schools to provide a variety of opportunities for all students to participate in such
             142      activities in meaningful ways;
             143          (b) there is no constitutional right to participate in these types of activities, and does
             144      not through this section or any other provision of law create such a right;
             145          (c) students who participate in student government and extracurricular activities,
             146      particularly competitive athletics, and the adult coaches, advisors, and assistants who direct
             147      those activities, become role models for others in the school and community;
             148          (d) these individuals often play major roles in establishing standards of acceptable
             149      behavior in the school and community, and establishing and maintaining the reputation of the
             150      school and the level of community confidence and support afforded the school; and
             151          (e) it is of the utmost importance that those involved in student government, whether as


             152      officers or advisors, and those involved in competitive athletics and related activities, whether
             153      students or staff, comply with all applicable laws and rules of behavior and conduct themselves
             154      at all times in a manner befitting their positions and responsibilities.
             155          (2) (a) The State Board of Education may, and local boards of education and governing
             156      boards of charter schools shall, adopt rules implementing this section that apply to both
             157      students and staff.
             158          (b) Those rules shall include prohibitions against the following types of conduct, while
             159      in the classroom, on school property, during school sponsored activities, or regardless of the
             160      location or circumstance, affecting a person or property described in Subsections
             161      53A-11-902 (5)(a) through (d):
             162          (i) use of foul, abusive, or profane language while engaged in school related activities;
             163          (ii) illicit use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances or drug
             164      paraphernalia, and the use, possession, or distribution of an electronic cigarette as defined in
             165      Section 76-10-101 , tobacco, or alcoholic beverages contrary to law; and
             166          (iii) hazing, demeaning, or assaultive behavior, whether consensual or not, including
             167      behavior involving physical violence, restraint, improper touching, or inappropriate exposure
             168      of body parts not normally exposed in public settings, forced ingestion of any substance, or any
             169      act which would constitute a crime against a person or public order under Utah law.
             170          (3) (a) School employees who reasonably believe that a violation of this section may
             171      have occurred shall immediately report that belief to the school principal, district
             172      superintendent, or chief administrative officer of a charter school.
             173          (b) Principals who receive a report under Subsection (3)(a) shall submit a report of the
             174      alleged incident, and actions taken in response, to the district superintendent or the
             175      superintendent's designee within 10 working days after receipt of the report.
             176          (c) Failure of a person holding a professional certificate to report as required under this
             177      Subsection (3) constitutes an unprofessional practice.
             178          (4) Limitations of liability set forth under Section 53A-11-1004 apply to this section.
             179          Section 4. Section 76-8-311.3 is amended to read:
             180           76-8-311.3. Items prohibited in correctional and mental health facilities --
             181      Penalties.
             182          (1) As used in this section:


             183          (a) "Contraband" means any item not specifically prohibited for possession by
             184      offenders under this section or Title 58, Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act.
             185          (b) "Controlled substance" means any substance defined as a controlled substance
             186      under Title 58, Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act.
             187          (c) "Correctional facility" means:
             188          (i) any facility operated by or contracting with the Department of Corrections to house
             189      offenders in either a secure or nonsecure setting;
             190          (ii) any facility operated by a municipality or a county to house or detain criminal
             191      offenders;
             192          (iii) any juvenile detention facility; and
             193          (iv) any building or grounds appurtenant to the facility or lands granted to the state,
             194      municipality, or county for use as a correctional facility.
             195          (d) "Electronic cigarette" is as defined in Section 76-10-101 .
             196          [(d)] (e) "Medicine" means any prescription drug as defined in Title 58, Chapter 17b,
             197      Pharmacy Practice Act, but does not include any controlled substances as defined in Title 58,
             198      Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act.
             199          [(e)] (f) "Mental health facility" [has the same meaning] is as defined in Section
             200      62A-15-602 .
             201          [(f)] (g) "Offender" means a person in custody at a correctional facility.
             202          [(g)] (h) "Secure area" [has the same meaning as provided] is as defined in Section
             203      76-8-311.1 .
             204          (2) Notwithstanding Section 76-10-500 , a correctional or mental health facility may
             205      provide by rule that no firearm, ammunition, dangerous weapon, implement of escape,
             206      explosive, controlled substance, spirituous or fermented liquor, medicine, or poison in any
             207      quantity may be:
             208          (a) transported to or upon a correctional or mental health facility;
             209          (b) sold or given away at any correctional or mental health facility;
             210          (c) given to or used by any offender at a correctional or mental health facility; or
             211          (d) knowingly or intentionally possessed at a correctional or mental health facility.
             212          (3) It is a defense to any prosecution under this section if the accused in committing the
             213      act made criminal by this section with respect to:


             214          (a) [with respect to] a correctional facility operated by the Department of Corrections,
             215      acted in conformity with departmental rule or policy;
             216          (b) [with respect to] a correctional facility operated by a municipality, acted in
             217      conformity with the policy of the municipality;
             218          (c) [with respect to] a correctional facility operated by a county, acted in conformity
             219      with the policy of the county; or
             220          (d) [with respect to] a mental health facility, acted in conformity with the policy of the
             221      mental health facility.
             222          (4) (a) Any person who transports to or upon a correctional facility, or into a secure
             223      area of a mental health facility, any firearm, ammunition, dangerous weapon, or implement of
             224      escape with intent to provide or sell it to any offender, is guilty of a second degree felony.
             225          (b) Any person who provides or sells to any offender at a correctional facility, or any
             226      detainee at a secure area of a mental health facility, any firearm, ammunition, dangerous
             227      weapon, or implement of escape is guilty of a second degree felony.
             228          (c) Any offender who possesses at a correctional facility, or any detainee who
             229      possesses at a secure area of a mental health facility, any firearm, ammunition, dangerous
             230      weapon, or implement of escape is guilty of a second degree felony.
             231          (d) Any person who, without the permission of the authority operating the correctional
             232      facility or the secure area of a mental health facility, knowingly possesses at a correctional
             233      facility or a secure area of a mental health facility any firearm, ammunition, dangerous weapon,
             234      or implement of escape is guilty of a third degree felony.
             235          (e) Any person violates Section 76-10-306 who knowingly or intentionally transports,
             236      possesses, distributes, or sells any explosive in a correctional facility or mental health facility.
             237          (5) (a) A person is guilty of a third degree felony who, without the permission of the
             238      authority operating the correctional facility or secure area of a mental health facility, knowingly
             239      transports to or upon a correctional facility or into a secure area of a mental health facility any:
             240          (i) spirituous or fermented liquor;
             241          (ii) medicine, whether or not lawfully prescribed for the offender; or
             242          (iii) poison in any quantity.
             243          (b) A person is guilty of a third degree felony who knowingly violates correctional or
             244      mental health facility policy or rule by providing or selling to any offender at a correctional


             245      facility or detainee within a secure area of a mental health facility any:
             246          (i) spirituous or fermented liquor;
             247          (ii) medicine, whether or not lawfully prescribed for the offender; or
             248          (iii) poison in any quantity.
             249          (c) An inmate is guilty of a third degree felony who, in violation of correctional or
             250      mental health facility policy or rule, possesses at a correctional facility or in a secure area of a
             251      mental health facility any:
             252          (i) spirituous or fermented liquor;
             253          (ii) medicine, other than medicine provided by the facility's health care providers in
             254      compliance with facility policy; or
             255          (iii) poison in any quantity.
             256          (d) A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor who, with the intent to directly or
             257      indirectly provide or sell any tobacco product or electronic cigarette to an offender, directly or
             258      indirectly:
             259          (i) transports, delivers, or distributes any tobacco product or electronic cigarette to an
             260      offender or on the grounds of any correctional facility;
             261          (ii) solicits, requests, commands, coerces, encourages, or intentionally aids another
             262      person to transport any tobacco product or electronic cigarette to an offender or on any
             263      correctional facility, if the person is acting with the mental state required for the commission of
             264      an offense; or
             265          (iii) facilitates, arranges, or causes the transport of any tobacco product or electronic
             266      cigarette in violation of this section to an offender or on the grounds of any correctional
             267      facility.
             268          (e) A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor who, without the permission of the
             269      authority operating the correctional or mental health facility, fails to declare or knowingly
             270      possesses at a correctional facility or in a secure area of a mental health facility any:
             271          (i) spirituous or fermented liquor;
             272          (ii) medicine; or
             273          (iii) poison in any quantity.
             274          (f) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor who, without the permission of the
             275      authority operating the correctional facility, knowingly engages in any activity that would


             276      facilitate the possession of any contraband by an offender in a correctional facility. The
             277      provisions of Subsection (5)(d) regarding any tobacco product or electronic cigarette take
             278      precedence over this Subsection (5)(f).
             279          (g) Exemptions may be granted for worship for Native American inmates pursuant to
             280      Section 64-13-40 .
             281          (6) The possession, distribution, or use of a controlled substance at a correctional
             282      facility or in a secure area of a mental health facility shall be prosecuted in accordance with
             283      Title 58, Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act.
             284          (7) The department shall make rules under Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             285      Rulemaking Act, to establish guidelines for providing written notice to visitors that providing
             286      any tobacco product or electronic cigarette to offenders is a class A misdemeanor.
             287          Section 5. Section 76-10-101 is amended to read:
             288           76-10-101. Definitions.
             289          As used in this part:
             290          [(1) "Place of business" means any and all places such as shops, stores, factories,
             291      public garages, offices, theaters, recreation and dance halls, poolrooms, cafes, cafeterias,
             292      cabarets, restaurants, hotels, lodging houses, streetcars, buses, interurban and railway passenger
             293      coaches and waiting rooms.]
             294          (1) "Cigar" means a product that contains nicotine, is intended to be burned under
             295      ordinary conditions of use, and consists of any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco, or in
             296      any substance containing tobacco, other than any roll of tobacco that is a cigarette as described
             297      in Subsection (2).
             298          (2) "Cigarette" means a product that contains nicotine, is intended to be burned under
             299      ordinary conditions of use, and consists of:
             300          (a) any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco; or
             301          (b) any roll of tobacco wrapped in any substance containing tobacco which, because of
             302      its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and labeling, is likely to
             303      be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as a cigarette described in Subsection (2)(a).
             304          (3) "Electronic cigarette" means any device, other than a cigarette or cigar, intended to
             305      deliver vapor containing nicotine into a person's respiratory system.
             306          (4) "Place of business" includes:


             307          (a) a shop;
             308          (b) a store;
             309          (c) a factory;
             310          (d) a public garage;
             311          (e) an office;
             312          (f) a theater;
             313          (g) a recreation hall;
             314          (h) a dance hall;
             315          (i) a poolroom;
             316          (j) a café;
             317          (k) a cafeteria;
             318          (l) a cabaret;
             319          (m) a restaurant;
             320          (n) a hotel;
             321          (o) a lodging house;
             322          (p) a streetcar;
             323          (q) a bus;
             324          (r) an interurban or railway passenger coach;
             325          (s) a waiting room; and
             326          (t) any other place of business.
             327          [(2)] (5) "Smoking" means the possession of any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other
             328      lighted smoking equipment.
             329          Section 6. Section 76-10-104 is amended to read:
             330           76-10-104. Providing a cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or tobacco to a minor
             331      -- Penalties.
             332          (1) Any person who knowingly, intentionally, recklessly, or with criminal negligence
             333      provides any cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or tobacco in any form, to any person under
             334      19 years of age, is guilty of a class C misdemeanor on the first offense, a class B misdemeanor
             335      on the second offense, and a class A misdemeanor on subsequent offenses.
             336          (2) For purposes of this section "provides":
             337          (a) includes selling, giving, furnishing, sending, or causing to be sent; and


             338          (b) does not include the acts of the United States Postal Service or other common
             339      carrier when engaged in the business of transporting and delivering packages for others or the
             340      acts of a person, whether compensated or not, who transports or delivers a package for another
             341      person without any reason to know of the package's content.
             342          Section 7. Section 76-10-105 is amended to read:
             343           76-10-105. Buying or possessing a cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or tobacco
             344      by a minor -- Penalty -- Compliance officer authority -- Juvenile court jurisdiction.
             345          (1) Any 18 year old person who buys or attempts to buy, accepts, or has in [his] the
             346      person's possession any cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or tobacco in any form is guilty of
             347      a class C misdemeanor and subject to:
             348          (a) a minimum fine or penalty of $60; and
             349          (b) participation in a court-approved tobacco education program, which may include a
             350      participation fee.
             351          (2) Any person under the age of 18 who buys or attempts to buy, accepts, or has in [his]
             352      the person's possession any cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or tobacco in any form is
             353      subject to the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court and:
             354          (a) a minimum fine or penalty of $60; and
             355          (b) participation in a court-approved tobacco education program, which may include a
             356      participation fee.
             357          (3) A compliance officer appointed by a board of education under Section 53A-3-402
             358      may issue citations for violations of this section committed on school property. Cited
             359      violations shall be reported to the appropriate juvenile court.
             360          Section 8. Section 76-10-105.1 is amended to read:
             361           76-10-105.1. Requirement of direct, face-to-face sale of tobacco products and
             362      electronic cigarettes -- Supremacy clause -- Penalties.
             363          (1) As used in this section:
             364          [(a) "Cigarette" means a product which contains nicotine, is intended to be burned
             365      under ordinary conditions of use, and consists of:]
             366          [(i) any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco;
             367      or]
             368          [(ii) any roll of tobacco wrapped in any substance containing tobacco which, because


             369      of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and labeling, is likely
             370      to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as a cigarette described in Subsection (1)(a).]
             371          [(b) "Cigar" means a product which contains nicotine, is intended to be burned under
             372      ordinary conditions of use, and consists of any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco, or in
             373      any substance containing tobacco, other than any roll of tobacco which is a cigarette within the
             374      meaning of Subsection (1)(a).]
             375          [(c)] (a) "Cigarette tobacco" means a product that consists of loose tobacco that
             376      contains or delivers nicotine and is intended for use by a consumer in a cigarette.
             377          [(d)] (b) "Pipe tobacco" means a product that consists of loose tobacco that contains or
             378      delivers nicotine and is intended to be smoked by a consumer in a pipe.
             379          [(e)] (c) "Retailer" means a person who sells cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars,
             380      cigarette tobacco, pipe tobacco, or smokeless tobacco to individuals for personal consumption
             381      or who operates a facility where a vending machine or a self-service display is permitted under
             382      Subsection (3)(b).
             383          [(f)] (d) "Self-service display" means a display of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes,
             384      cigars, cigarette tobacco, pipe tobacco, or smokeless tobacco products to which the public has
             385      access without the intervention of a retail employee.
             386          [(g)] (e) "Smokeless tobacco" means a product that consists of cut, ground, powdered,
             387      or leaf tobacco that contains nicotine and that is intended to be placed in the oral cavity.
             388          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3), a retailer may sell cigarettes, electronic
             389      cigarettes, cigars, cigarette tobacco, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco only in a direct,
             390      face-to-face exchange between:
             391          (i) an employee of the retailer; and
             392          (ii) the purchaser.
             393          (b) Examples of methods that are not permitted include vending machines and
             394      self-service displays.
             395          (c) Subsections (2)(a) and (b) do not prohibit the use or display of locked cabinets
             396      containing cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarette tobacco, pipe tobacco, or smokeless
             397      tobacco if the locked cabinets are accessible only to the retailer or the retailer's employees.
             398          (3) The following sales are permitted as exceptions to Subsection (2):
             399          (a) mail-order sales, if the provisions of Section 59-14-509 are met;


             400          (b) sales from vending machines, including vending machines that sell packaged,
             401      single cigarettes or cigars, and self-service displays that are located in a separate and defined
             402      area within a facility where the retailer ensures that no person younger than 19 years of age is
             403      present, or permitted to enter, at any time, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian;
             404      and
             405          (c) sales by a retailer from a retail store which derives at least 80% of its revenue from
             406      tobacco and tobacco related products and where the retailer ensures that no person younger
             407      than 19 years of age is present, or permitted to enter at any time, unless accompanied by a
             408      parent or legal guardian.
             409          (4) Any ordinance, regulation, or rule adopted by the governing body of a political
             410      subdivision of the state or by a state agency that affects the sale, placement, or display of
             411      cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarette tobacco, pipe tobacco, or smokeless tobacco
             412      that is not essentially identical to the provisions of this section and Section 76-10-102 is
             413      superseded.
             414          (5) (a) A parent or legal guardian who accompanies a person younger than 19 years of
             415      age into an area described in Subsection (3)(b) or into a retail store as described in Subsection
             416      (3)(c) and permits the person younger than 19 years of age to purchase or otherwise take a
             417      cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or tobacco in any form is guilty of providing tobacco as
             418      provided for in Section 76-10-104 and the penalties provided for in that section.
             419          (b) Nothing in this section may be construed as permitting a person to provide tobacco
             420      to a minor in violation of Section 76-10-104 .
             421          (6) Violation of Subsection (2) or (3) is a:
             422          (a) class C misdemeanor on the first offense;
             423          (b) class B misdemeanor on the second offense; and
             424          (c) class A misdemeanor on the third and all subsequent offenses.
             425          Section 9. Section 76-10-111 is amended to read:
             426           76-10-111. Prohibition of gift or free distribution of smokeless tobacco or
             427      electronic cigarettes -- Exceptions.
             428          (1) The Legislature finds that:
             429          (a) smokeless tobacco, or chewing tobacco, is harmful to the health of individuals who
             430      use those products because research indicates that they may cause mouth or oral cancers; [that]


             431          (b) the use of smokeless tobacco among juveniles in this state is increasing rapidly;
             432      [and that]
             433          (c) the use of electronic cigarettes may lead to unhealthy behavior such as the use of
             434      tobacco products; and
             435          (d) it is necessary to restrict the gift of [these] the products described in this Subsection
             436      (1) in the interest of the health of the citizens of this state.
             437          (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), it is unlawful for a manufacturer, wholesaler,
             438      and retailer to give or distribute without charge any smokeless tobacco [or], chewing tobacco,
             439      or electronic cigarette in this state. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a class C
             440      misdemeanor for the first offense, and is guilty of a class B misdemeanor for any subsequent
             441      offense.
             442          (3) (a) Smokeless tobacco [or], chewing tobacco, or an electronic cigarette may be
             443      distributed to adults without charge at professional conventions where the general public is
             444      excluded.
             445          (b) Subsection (2) does not apply to [retailers, manufacturers, or distributors who give
             446      smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco to persons of legal age upon their purchase of other
             447      tobacco products.] a retailer, manufacturer, or distributor who gives smokeless tobacco,
             448      chewing tobacco, or an electronic cigarette to a person of legal age upon the person's purchase
             449      of another tobacco product or electronic cigarette.
             450           S. Section 10. Section 76-10-112 is amended to read:
             451          76-10-112. Prohibition of distribution of electronic cigarettes, cigarettes, or other
             452      tobacco products -- Exceptions.
             453          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), it is unlawful for a manufacturer, wholesaler,
             454      or retailer to give or distribute electronic cigarettes, cigarettes, or other tobacco products in

             454a      this
             455      state without charge. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a class C
             456      misdemeanor for the first offense and a class B misdemeanor for any subsequent offense.
             457          (2) [Cigarettes] Electronic cigarettes, cigarettes, and other tobacco products may be
             458      distributed to adults without charge at professional conventions where the general public is
             459      excluded.
             460          (3) The prohibition described in Subsection (1) does not apply to [retailers,
             461      manufacturers, or distributors who give cigarettes or other tobacco products to persons of

             461a      legal .S


             462      S. age upon their purchase of cigarettes or other tobacco products.] a retailer, manufacturer, or
             463      distributor who gives electronic cigarettes, cigarettes, or other tobacco products to a person of
             464      legal age upon the person's purchase of an electronic cigarette, cigarettes, or another tobacco
             465      product.
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             466          Section S. [ 11 ] 10 .S . Section 77-39-101 is amended to read:
             467           77-39-101. Investigation of sales of alcohol and tobacco to under age persons.
             468          (1) As used in this section, "electronic cigarette" is as defined in Section 76-10-101 .
             469          [(1)] (2) (a) A peace officer, as defined by Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer
             470      Classifications, may investigate the possible violation of:
             471          (i) Section 32A-12-203 by requesting an individual under the age of 21 years to enter
             472      into and attempt to purchase or make a purchase of alcohol from a retail establishment; or
             473          (ii) Section 76-10-104 by requesting an individual under the age of 19 years to enter
             474      into and attempt to purchase or make a purchase from a retail establishment of:
             475          (A) a cigar;
             476          (B) a cigarette; [or]
             477          (C) tobacco in any form[.]; or
             478          (D) an electronic cigarette.
             479          (b) A peace officer who is present at the site of a proposed purchase shall direct,
             480      supervise, and monitor the individual requested to make the purchase.
             481          (c) Immediately following a purchase or attempted purchase or as soon as practical the
             482      supervising peace officer shall inform the cashier and the proprietor or manager of the retail
             483      establishment that the attempted purchaser was under the legal age to purchase:
             484          (i) alcohol; or
             485          (ii) (A) a cigar;
             486          (B) a cigarette; [or]
             487          (C) tobacco in any form[.]; or
             488          (D) an electronic cigarette.
             489          (d) If a citation or information is issued, it shall be issued within seven days of the
             490      purchase.
             491          [(2)] (3) (a) If an individual under the age of 18 years old is requested to attempt a
             492      purchase, a written consent of that individual's parent or guardian shall be obtained prior to that


             493      individual participating in any attempted purchase.
             494          (b) An individual requested by the peace officer to attempt a purchase may:
             495          (i) be a trained volunteer; or
             496          (ii) receive payment, but may not be paid based on the number of successful purchases
             497      of alcohol [or], tobacco, or an electronic cigarette.
             498          [(3)] (4) The individual requested by the peace officer to attempt a purchase and
             499      anyone accompanying the individual attempting a purchase may not during the attempted
             500      purchase misrepresent the age of the individual by false or misleading identification
             501      documentation in attempting the purchase.
             502          [(4)] (5) An individual requested to attempt to purchase or make a purchase pursuant to
             503      this section is immune from prosecution, suit, or civil liability for the purchase of, attempted
             504      purchase of, or possession of alcohol, a cigar, a cigarette, [or] tobacco in any form, or an
             505      electronic cigarette if a peace officer directs, supervises, and monitors the individual.
             506          [(5)] (6) (a) Except as provided in Subsection [(5)] (6)(b), a purchase attempted under
             507      this section shall be conducted:
             508          (i) on a random basis; and
             509          (ii) within a 12-month period at any one retail establishment location not more often
             510      than:
             511          (A) four times for the attempted purchase of:
             512          (I) a cigar;
             513          (II) a cigarette; [or]
             514          (III) tobacco in any form; [and] or
             515          (IV) an electronic cigarette; and
             516          (B) four times for the attempted purchase of alcohol.
             517          (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit an investigation under this section if:
             518          (i) there is reasonable suspicion to believe the retail establishment has sold alcohol, a
             519      cigar, a cigarette, [or] tobacco in any form, or an electronic cigarette to an individual under the
             520      age established by Section 32A-12-203 or 76-10-104 ; and
             521          (ii) the supervising peace officer makes a written record of the grounds for the
             522      reasonable suspicion.
             523          [(6)] (7) (a) The peace officer exercising direction, supervision, and monitoring of the


             524      attempted purchase shall make a report of the attempted purchase, whether or not a purchase
             525      was made.
             526          (b) The report required by this Subsection [(6)] (7) shall include:
             527          (i) the name of the supervising peace officer;
             528          (ii) the name of the individual attempting the purchase;
             529          (iii) a photograph of the individual attempting the purchase showing how that
             530      individual appeared at the time of the attempted purchase;
             531          (iv) the name and description of the cashier or proprietor from whom the individual
             532      attempted the purchase;
             533          (v) the name and address of the retail establishment; and
             534          (vi) the date and time of the attempted purchase.




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