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    The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4237--A BILL to amend and reenact §16-9A-2, §16-9A-3, §16-9A-4, §16-9A-7 and §16-9A-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to restrictions placed on tobacco products and tobacco-derived products containing nicotine; defining terms; defining vapor products and alternative nicotine products as tobacco-derived products; creating exclusions; limiting the use of and sale of tobacco-derived products to persons under the age of eighteen in the same manner as tobacco; prohibiting the sale or furnishing of tobacco and tobacco-derived products to individuals under eighteen years of age; prohibiting the use and possession of tobacco or tobacco-derived products by an individual under eighteen years of age; allowing employers to dismiss an employee for cause for the knowing or intentional sale or furnishing of tobacco or tobacco-derived to someone under the age of eighteen; allowing for the conduct of unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with sales restrictions; restricting the use of tobacco and tobacco-derived products on school grounds; restricting the sale of tobacco and tobacco-derived products in vending machines; creating misdemeanor offenses and criminal penalties relating to tobacco-derived products that are consistent with tobacco products; creating a defense in certain circumstances; and authorizing continued rulemaking authority.