By: Angela Garrity
Wisconsin could soon join the other eighteen states moving the minimum purchase age to 21, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Senator Howard Merklein, introduced Senate Bill 364 which would not only increase the minimum purchase age but would also prohibit those under 21 from possessing any deemed tobacco products, as well.
The bill goes on to address anyone under 21 may also not falsely represent their age with the intent of attempting to make a tobacco product purchase, in addition to age verification of anyone receiving delivery of packages containing tobacco products.
If approved, the bill states it would be effective the first day of the 7th month beginning after publication.
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