Assembly Bill Targets Stores That Sell Tobacco to Minors
On Friday, Assembly member Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) introduced a bill (AB 1301) that would crack down on retailers that sell cigarettes to minors. Under the legislation, retailers with three violations in two years could have their tobacco sales licenses suspended, while retailers with five violations in five years could have their permits revoked. Currently, a retailer cannot lose its license unless it is caught selling cigarettes to children at least eight times in two years.
- "Peninsula Lawmaker's Bill Would Crack Down on Retailers Who Sell Cigarettes to Kids" (Melvin, San Jose Mercury News, 3/25).