|Posted:||January 8, 2015 02:27 PM|
|From:||Representative Frank Burns|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Amending Title 18 prohibiting the retail sale and distribution of novelty lighters|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to prohibit the retail sale and distribution of mechanical or electrical devices used for lighting cigarettes, cigars or pipes that look like a toy, feature a flashing light or make musical sounds.
Readily available at hardware stores, gas stations, and convenience stores, toy-like novelty lighters are easily mistaken for toys and routinely contribute to unintentional fires and injuries to children and families. The following are examples of accidents caused by novelty lighters:
Introduced as HB379