A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO-DERIVED PRODUCTS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS TO MINORS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends GS 14-313(a), the definitions section, providing that the term tobacco product now includes tobacco-derived products, vapor products, or components of a vapor product (previously, the 3rd edition specifically excluded these products and components from the term tobacco product).
Makes conforming changes throughout the remainder of the act reflecting the change and inclusion of vapor products in the term and definition of tobacco product.
Amends GS 14-313(b1), regarding the distribution of tobacco products, providing for the removal of vending machines distributing tobacco-derived products, vapor products, or components of vapor products by August 1, 2013 (was, December 1, 2013).
Amends GS 14-313(e), regarding statewide uniformity of laws, providing that rules and regulations regarding these products will be uniform across the state and rules or regulations to the contrary cannot be enacted after August 1, 2013 (was, December 1, 2013).
Establishes that nothing in this act will be construed to affect the taxation of tobacco products, tobacco-derived products, vapor products, or components of a vapor product.
Changes the effective date, providing the act will become effective August 1, 2013 (was, December 1, 2013).
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