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Illinois Legislature Introduces Bill To Raise Tobacco Age

Last year Illinois lawmakers passed a bill in both chambers that would have raised the tobacco purchase age in the Land of Lincoln had it not been vetoed by former Republican Governor Bruce Rauner.  This year the bill makes its return for the 101st General Assembly in the state of Illinois.

SB 0021 has been introduced by Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29),  John J. Cullerton (D-6), Michael E. Hastings (D-19) and  John G. Mulroe (D-10). The bill seeks to amend the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. It would change the name of the Act to the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Persons under 21 Years of Age and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act.

The bill has been assigned to the committee on Public Health that is chaired by Patricia Von Pelt (D-5). If passed it would become Effective July 1, 2019.

SB0021 on Scribd