Chapter 426

2007 -- S 0019

Enacted 07/07/07


A N  A C T



     Introduced By: Senators Raptakis, Sosnowski, McCaffrey, Paiva-Weed, and Maselli

     Date Introduced: January 09, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 11-9-14 of the General Laws in Chapter 11-9 entitled "Children" is

hereby amended to read as follows:


     11-9-14. Use of tobacco by minors. -- No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall

smoke or chew or possess when such possession is clearly visible tobacco in any public street,

place or resort, any tobacco in any form whatsoever. Any person under eighteen (18) years of age

violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than seventy-five dollars ($75) or

shall be required to perform up to twenty (20) thirty (30) hours of community service or shall be

required to enter into a tobacco treatment program approved by any local substance abuse

prevention task force, at the option of a minor charged with a violation of this section.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.