Less than a week after failing at a second reading, a bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco in Illinois passed a third reading 32-22 with six abstaining.
The bill, SB3011, now moves to the House.
Sen. John G. Mulroe, D-Chicago, proposed the bill. The original version included fines of $50 and 25 hours of community service for those under 21 that were in possession of tobacco. Violations for possession were removed from the bill text.