ASSEMBLY, No. 2684
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED JANUARY 29, 1997
By Assemblymen GIBSON and BAGGER
An Act concerning the possession of tobacco products by minors and supplementing Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. It shall be illegal for any person under the age of 18 years to possess or have under his control tobacco or any tobacco product including cigars, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
b. A law enforcement officer may confiscate any tobacco or tobacco product possessed in violation of subsection a. of this section.
c. If a violation of subsection a. of this section occurs on the property of any public or private elementary of secondary school, the principal of the school and any other school employee authorized by the principal is authorized to confiscate the illegally possessed tobacco or tobacco product.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would make it illegal for persons under 18 years of age to possess tobacco or any tobacco product such as cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco. The bill also authorizes law enforcement officers and school officials to confiscate illegally possessed tobacco products.
Makes possession of tobacco products by minors illegal.