Monday, February 11, 2008

Bill Banning Possession of Tobacco by Minors To Get Committee Hearing

A bill that would ban minors from possessing tobacco in Colorado will get a hearing before a Senate committee Monday.

SB 88, sponsored by Sen. Ron Tupa, D-Boulder, and Rep. Tom Massey, R-Poncha Springs, would also forbid the distribution of free tobacco products at public events.

The proposed "Teen Tobacco Use Prevention Act" also has two Republican co-sponsors in the Senate - Sens. Greg Brophy, R-Wray and Steve Johnson, R-Fort Collins - as well as the backing of the Senate president and president pro-tempore.