TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-9
Children

SECTION 11-9-13.7


   § 11-9-13.7  Signs concerning sales to individuals under age eighteen (18). – Signs provided by the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, or an exact duplicate of it made privately, shall:

   (1) Contain in red bold lettering a minimum of three-eighths ( 3/8") inch high on a white background the following wording in both English and Spanish:

   THE SALE OF CIGARETTES, TOBACCO AND ELECTRONIC NICOTINE-DELIVERY SYSTEM PRODUCTS TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS AGAINST RHODE ISLAND LAW (§ 11-9-13.8(1), Rhode Island Statutes) PHOTO ID FOR PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED FOR PURCHASE.

   (2) Contain the phone number at the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, where violations of §§ 11-9-13.2 – 11-9-13.19 can be reported, in addition to any other information required by the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.

   (3) Be displayed prominently for public view, wherever tobacco products are sold at each cash register, each tobacco and/or electronic nicotine-delivery systems vending machine, or any other place from which tobacco products are sold. The signs shall be electronically available in both English and Spanish online at the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals' website.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 321, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 391, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 336, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 429, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 182, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 223, § 1.)