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Environment - Sales of Nonbiodegradable Cigarettes - Prohibited

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Delegate Cardin


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Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from offering for sale or selling a cigarette in the State unless the cigarette, including the filter, is biodegradable; establishing that a person that violates the Act is subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $200 for each package of cigarettes sold or offered for sale; authorizing the Attorney General to bring an action to enjoin an act in violation of the Act and to recover specified civil penalties; and providing for a delayed effective date.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Cardin, Arora, Burns, Nathan-Pulliam, B. Robinson, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): January 1, 2015
Economic Matters
Broad Subject(s):Environment
Business Regulation and Occupations
Narrow Subject(s):Attorney General
Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

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