1998 Legislative Session: 3rd Session, 36th Parliament
Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 30th day of July, 1998
Ian D. Izard, Law Clerk
HONOURABLE PENNY PRIDDY
MINISTER OF HEALTH AND
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SENIORS
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Section 1 of the Tobacco Sales Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 451, is amended by repealing the definition of "conviction" and substituting the following:
"conviction", except in section 12, means a conviction for an offence under this Act or under the Tobacco Act (Canada); .
2 Section 7 (2) is amended
(a) in paragraph (a) by striking out "3 month" and substituting "6 month",
(b) in paragraph (b) by striking out "6 month" and substituting "12 month", and
(c) in paragraph (c) by striking out "12 month" and substituting "24 month".
3 The following section is added:
Sign indicating licence suspension
10.1 (1) If a certificate is issued under section 9, the dealer must post a sign until the date specified in the certificate stating that the licence is suspended for that business location and containing any other information required by the regulations.
(2) A sign referred to in subsection (1) must be posted in accordance with and meet the requirements of the regulations.
4 Section 11 (2) is amended by adding the following paragraphs:
(h.1) specifying the size, content and form of a sign referred to in section 10.1 and the location where and manner in which the sign must be posted;
(i) the information that must be disclosed to the public or as provided under subparagraph (ii) by a manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or retailer about
(A) the ingredients, additives or any other components of tobacco,
(B) the emissions of tobacco which arise or may arise from any use of tobacco, and
(C) the health hazards and effects which arise or may arise from exposure by any means, whether voluntary or not, to tobacco or the emissions of tobacco,
(ii) the persons, entities or class or classes of persons or entities to whom the information must be disclosed, and
(iii) the content, form, manner and timing of the disclosure; .
5 Section 12 (1) is repealed and the following substituted:
(1) A person who contravenes section 2, 3 (4) or 10.1 or a regulation made under section 11 (2) (a), (c), (e) or (h.2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction
(a) for a first offence to a fine of not more than $2 500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both the fine and imprisonment, and
(b) for a subsequent offence to a fine of not more than $5 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both the fine and imprisonment.
6 This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
[ Return to: Legislative Assembly Home Page ]
Copyright © 1998: Queen's Printer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada