1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Nunnelee
Senate Bill 2008
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE ADVERTISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS WITHIN A CERTAIN PROXIMITY TO SCHOOLS; TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SUCH PROHIBITION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) It is unlawful to advertise any tobacco product by means of signs, billboards or displays located within four hundred (400) feet of the grounds of any public or private elementary or secondary school.
(2) For the purpose of this section "tobacco product" means any product containing tobacco, the prepared leaves of plants of the nicotiana family, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, loose tobacco, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco or any other preparation of tobacco.
(3) Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.