FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 98
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WILDBERGER (Sponsor), MEADOWS AND ROORDA (Co-sponsors).
0357L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 407, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to novelty lighters.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 407, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 407.922, to read as follows:
407.922. 1. No supplier of novelty lighters in this state, including a manufacturer, distributor, importer, retailer, or anyone giving away novelty lighters as prizes or promotions shall sell or give away operable novelty lighters. This subsection shall not apply to the transportation of novelty lighters through this state or the storage of novelty lighters in a warehouse or distribution center in this state that is closed to the public for purposes of retail sales.
2. This section shall not apply to novelty lighters that were made before January 1, 1980, or that are considered to be collectable items.
3. As used in this section, "novelty lighters" means a mechanical or electrical device typically used for lighting cigarettes, cigars, or pipes that has entertaining audio or visual effects, or that resembles in physical form or function articles commonly recognized as appealing to or intended for use by children less than eighteen years of age. This includes, but is not limited to, lighters that resemble cartoon characters, toys, guns, watches, musical instruments, vehicles, toy animals, food or beverages, or that play musical notes or have flashing lights or other entertaining features. Novelty lighters may operate on any fuel, including butane or liquid fuel.