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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1763         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1512

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to prohibiting the distribution, possession and use of all tobacco products..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1763        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1512

By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1512) of George  N. Peterson, Jr., relative to prohibiting the distribution, possession and use of all tobacco products.  Public Health.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2129 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to prohibiting the distribution, possession and use of all tobacco products..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Chapter 270, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking Section 6 in its entirety, and inserting in place thereof the following new section:-

              Section 6. Distributing, possessing and/or using any cigarette, chewing tobacco, snuff or any tobacco in any of its forms by a person is prohibited. Any offenders shall be punished by a fine of no less then $150 for the first offense, not less than $200 for a second offense and not less than $300 for any third offense or subsequent offense or by imprisonment in a house of corrections for not more than 6 months.

              SECTION 2. Sections 6A and 21 of Chapter 270, as so appearing, is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 3. Section 22 of Chapter 270, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby repealed.

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