Bill No. 60
Smoke-free Places Act (amended) and Tobacco Access Act (amended) *
An Act to Amend Chapter 12 of the Acts of 2002, the Smoke-free Places Act, and Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1993, the Tobacco Access Act *
Honourable Leo A. Glavine
Minister of Health and Wellness
|First Reading||October 24, 2014|
|Second Reading Debates||October 28, 2014|
|Second Reading Passed||October 28, 2014|
|Law Amendments Committee||Submission Summary
|Meeting Date(s)||November 3, 2014; November 4, 2014; November 5, 2014|
|Reported to the House||November 5, 2014 Amended Bill|
|Committee of the Whole House||November 13, 2014|
|Third Reading Debates||November 18, 2014
November 20, 2014
|Third Reading||November 20, 2014|
|Royal Assent||November 20, 2014|
|Commencement||May 31, 2015|
|2014 Statutes, Chapter 58||View|
Clause 1 amends the Smoke-free Places Act to
(a) add a definition of “electronic cigarette”;
(b) amend the definition of “smoke”; and
(c) add a definition of “water pipe”.
Clause 2 amends the Tobacco Access Act to
(a) add definitions of “electronic cigarette” and “flavoured tobacco”; and
(b) replace references to the repealed Tobacco Tax Act with the Revenue Act.
Clause 3 bans the sale of flavoured tobacco.
Clause 4 removes the requirement that a judge prohibit the sale of tobacco by a vendor convicted of a first offence under Section 5 of the Tobacco Access Act, so that enforcement officers can use the more streamlined Summary Offence Ticket approach. An appearance before a judge will still be required for second and subsequent offences.
Clause 5 adds regulation-making powers with respect to flavoured tobacco.
Clause 6 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.