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File #: 4922    Version: Name: Tabacco 21 enacting chapter 59, Jackson County Code, 1984
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2016 In control: Health and Environment Committee
On agenda: 10/31/2016 Final action: 11/14/2016
Title: AN ORDINANCE enacting chapter 59., Jackson County Code, 1984, consisting of sections 5900., 5901., 5902., 5903., 5904., 5905., 5906., and 5907., relating to the sale and purchase of tobacco and related products with a severability clause, a penalty provision, and an effective date.
Sponsors: Crystal Williams, Garry J. Baker, Tony Miller, Scott Burnett, Theresa Cass Galvin
Indexes: TOBACCO
Attachments: 1. 4922adopt
Health and Environment
Committee Amendment
November 7, 2016
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI


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AN ORDINANCE enacting chapter 59., Jackson County Code, 1984, consisting of sections 5900., 5901., 5902., 5903., 5904., 5905., 5906., and 5907., relating to the sale and purchase of tobacco and related products with a severability clause, a penalty provision, and an effective date.


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ORDINANCE NO. 4922, October 31, 2016

INTRODUCED BY Crystal Williams, Garry J. Baker, Tony Miller, Scott Burnett, and
Theresa Galvin, County Legislators


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WHEREAS, tobacco use is the foremost preventable cause of premature death in the United States; and,

WHEREAS, young people are particularly susceptible to the addictive properties of tobacco products and are particularly likely to become lifelong users; and,

WHEREAS, Healthy KC in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City have launched the Tobacco21 - KC effort, calling for local governments in the Kansas City metropolitan area to raise the minimum legal age for the purchase of tobacco products to 21 years of age; and,

WHEREAS, the Legislature endorses the establishment of a minimum legal age of 21 for the sale and purchase of tobacco products in Jackson County; now therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Enacting Clause. Chapter 59., Jackson County Code, 1984, consisting of sections 5900., 5901., 5902., 5903., 5904., 5905., 5906., and 5907. is hereby enacted, to read as follows:

CHAPTER 59

TOBACCO


5900. Scope.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the unincorporated area of Jackson County.

5901. Definitions.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them:

(1) "Alternative Nicotine Product" means any non-combustible product containing nicotine that is intended for human consumption whether chewed...

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