HB1558 (2010) Detail

Prohibiting the sale of certain energy drinks to minors.


HB 1558 - AS INTRODUCED

2010 SESSION

10-2333

05/09

HOUSE BILL 1558

AN ACT prohibiting the sale of certain energy drinks to minors.

SPONSORS: Rep. B. Richardson, Ches 5; Rep. French, Merr 5; Rep. Butynski, Ches 4; Rep. J. Brown, Straf 1; Rep. Gargasz, Hills 5

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits the sale of certain energy drinks to minors.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10-2333

05/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT prohibiting the sale of certain energy drinks to minors.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Chapter; Energy Drinks. Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 339-G the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 339-H

ENERGY DRINKS

339-H:1 Definitions. In this chapter:

I. “Energy drink” means a soft drink that contains 80 or more milligrams of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces advertised as being specifically designed to provide energy and generally including a combination of methylxanthines, B vitamins, and herbal ingredients.

II. “Minor” means a person under the age of 18.

339-H:2 Prohibition. No person shall sell, furnish, or give away or offer to sell, furnish, or give away an energy drink to a minor in this state.

339-H:3 Penalty; Fine. Any person who violates this chapter shall be guilty of a civil violation and shall be subject to a fine of $50 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense, and $500 for a third or subsequent offense.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2011.

Links

HB1558 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1558 Revision: 16088 Date: Dec. 10, 2009, midnight

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