SALT LAKE CITY — A House panel endorsed a bill Friday that clarifies that people under age 19 are prohibited from entering a tobacco shop unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
HB131, sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, also says parents or guardians may not allow anyone under 19 who accompanies them in a store to buy cigarettes, tobacco or e-cigarettes.
The House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved the bill Friday. It now goes to the House floor.
— Dennis Romboy