SB1229C-TOBACCO IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill

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
prohibition.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
FY 2007.

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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