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Sec. 11.7. (a) A retail establishment in which tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and e-liquids account for at least eighty-five percent (85%) of the retail establishment's gross sales may not allow an individual who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age to enter the retail establishment.
(b) An individual who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age may not enter a retail establishment described in subsection (a).
(c) A retail establishment described in subsection (a) must conspicuously post on all entrances to the retail establishment the following:
(1) A sign in boldface type that states “NOTICE: It is unlawful for a person less than 21 years old to enter this store.”.
(2) A sign printed in letters and numbers at least one-half ( 1/2 ) inch high that displays a toll free phone number for assistance to callers in quitting smoking, as determined by the state department of health.
(d) A person who violates this section commits a Class C infraction. Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(c), a civil judgment for an infraction committed under this section must be imposed as follows:
(1) If the person has not been cited for a violation of this section in the previous one (1) year, a civil penalty of up to four hundred dollars ($400).
(2) If the person has had one (1) violation in the previous one (1) year, a civil penalty of up to eight hundred dollars ($800).
(3) If the person has had two (2) violations in the previous one (1) year, a civil penalty of up to one thousand four hundred dollars ($1,400).
(4) If the person has had three (3) or more violations in the previous one (1) year, a civil penalty of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).
A person may not be cited more than once every twenty-four (24) hours.
(e) Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-5(c), civil penalties collected under this section must be deposited in the Richard D. Doyle youth tobacco education and enforcement fund established under IC 7.1-6-2-6.
(f) A person who violates subsection (a) at least six (6) times in any one (1) year period commits habitual illegal entrance by a minor, a Class B infraction.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-46-1-11.7 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-35-criminal-law-and-procedure/in-code-sect-35-46-1-11-7/
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