SB 1229 -- TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
SPONSOR: Caskey (Mayer)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Crime
Prevention and Public Safety by a vote of 16 to 1.
Currently, it is a class D felony to bring any alkaloid or liquor
into a correctional facility. The definition of "alkaloid"
includes those substances with nicotine, such as cigarettes.
This bill exempts commercially produced tobacco products from the
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that when the legislature prohibited
bringing any kind of alkaloid into a correctional facility,
nobody knew that this included cigarettes. It was not the
legislature's intention to incarcerate people for possessing
cigarettes in a correctional facility.
Testifying for the bill was Senator Caskey.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Richard Smreker, Senior Legislative Analyst
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Missouri House of Representatives
92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated September 23, 2004 at 11:16 am