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2007-2008 Regular Session - SB 418
Georgia Fire Safety Standard and Firefighter Protection Act; definitions; provide for standards for testing cigarettes; written certification
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 25 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to fire protection and safety, so as to prohibit the sale of cigarettes unless the manufacturer of those cigarettes certifies to the Safety Fire Commissioner that the cigarettes have been tested by the manufacturer and meet certain standards; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for standards for testing of cigarettes; to provide for written certification; to provide for required marking of cigarettes; to provide for forfeiture; to provide civil penalties; to provide for inspections; to provide for preemption; to provide for related matters; to provide effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Apr/30/2008 - Effective Date
Apr/30/2008 - Act 401
Apr/30/2008 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/21/2008 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/04/2008 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/02/2008 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub As Amended
Apr/01/2008 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/01/2008 - House Third Readers
Feb/26/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/22/2008 - House Second Readers
Feb/21/2008 - House First Readers
Feb/20/2008 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/20/2008 - Senate Third Read
Feb/14/2008 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/13/2008 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/07/2008 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/06/2008 - Senate Hopper
4/1/2008 Modified Structured Rule; 4/02/2008 Senate agrees to House substitute as Amended; 4/4/2008 House agrees to Senate Amendment to House Substitute; This Act has multiple effective dates
Apr/04/2008 - House Vote #1044Yea(133)Nay(15)NV(19)
Apr/02/2008 - Senate Vote #911Yea(49)Nay(0)NV(5)
Apr/01/2008 - House Vote #919Yea(137)Nay(14)NV(15)
Feb/20/2008 - Senate Vote #591Yea(44)Nay(1)NV(7)
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