An Act To Amend the Definition of "Tobacco Product" To Exclude Matches and Lighters
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, this legislation must take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period to settle issues regarding the retail sale of tobacco products as soon as possible; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1551, sub-§3, as repealed and replaced by PL 2017, c. 308, §3, is amended to read:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill specifies that tobacco products do not include matches, lighters or similar devices in the laws governing retail tobacco sales.