Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Tobacco Control Act. Provides definitions. Prohibits any person from selling tobacco without obtaining a license. Requires retailers without a license to keep all tobacco products and paraphernalia from public view and prohibits the display of any tobacco-related advertisement that would lead a person to believe tobacco could be obtained from the retailer. Prohibits certain sales or dispersals of tobacco products. Requires an application for a tobacco retailer's license to be submitted in the name of the proprietor to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission and provides that a license issued in error or on the basis of false or misleading information shall be revoked. Sets forth the information to be provided in applications for new or renewal licenses. Requires the Commission to issue a license upon receipt of an application except for certain circumstances. Provides that a license is nontransferable and that violations accumulated against a location or business will continue to be counted against that location or business unless the location or business has been transferred in an arm's length transaction. Requires a retailer to pay a fee set by the Commission for a new or renewal license. Requires retailers to display the license and to display a sign at each point of sale, including on each vending machine. Provides for violations and compliance checks. Provides for penalties. Provides for severability. Effective July 1, 2006.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything. Replaces with the original bill with these changes. Deletes a definition of "proprietor". Deletes a provision requiring tobacco retailers to examine photographic identification of a purchaser to verify the age. Deletes a provision prohibiting the sale or distribution of tobacco within 100 feet of a school, child care facility, or a place used for the education or recreation of children under 18 years of age. Requires the Illinois Liquor Control Commission to adopt rules governing the application procedure for retail tobacco licenses and the issuance of a license and any other rules necessary for the administration and enforcement of the Act (now, sets forth specific procedures for application). Deletes provisions concerning the issuance of licenses, the nontransferability of licenses, and other requirements and prohibitions. Deletes provisions concerning license terms, renewability, and reinstatement and requires only that the fees to issue or renew a retailer's license shall be established by the Commission. Deletes certain enforcement provisions. Effective July 1, 2006.