Connecticut Seal

General Assembly



February Session, 2008

LCO No. 5788



Offered by:


SEN. DEBICELLA, 21st Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 419

File No. 447

Cal. No. 301

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (c) of section 53-344 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(c) Any person under eighteen years of age who purchases or misrepresents such person's age to purchase tobacco in any form or possesses tobacco in any form in any public place shall be fined not more than fifty dollars for the first offense and not less than fifty dollars or more than one hundred dollars for each subsequent offense. For purposes of this subsection, "public place" means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether owned or operated by public or private interests."