State Representative Kimberly Yee Doesn't Want Your Kids to Have Bongs Anymore

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State Representative Kimberly Yee wants to add possessing a bong to the list of things kids in Arizona aren't allowed to do.

Yee introduced House Bill 2034, which would make it illegal for kids under 18 to possess a hookah, bong, water pipe, and anything else that's intended for "tobacco use only" but is often used to smoke weed.

Currently, kids can legally purchase the smoking devices, despite not being allowed to buy the tobacco to smoke out of them.

According to Yee, research shows that smoking a hookah for an hour is the equivalent of smoking a carton (200) cigarettes.

Additionally, the bill would make it a petty offense to sell smoking devices to minors.

Under Yee's bill, the penalty for being a minor in possession of a bong would be 30 hours community service and a $100 fine.

The bill passed in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. It now heads to the House Health and Human Services Committee, where it also needs to pass, before it reaches the full House.

See the full bill here.
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shadeaux14
shadeaux14

And just how many jobs will this bill create?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

none, although it might start to make some money for the state. That is unless the kids get smart and sue or fight the ticket they get for this crap!

David Mowers
David Mowers

Children cannot represent themselves in court anywhere in the U.S. Good luck convincing their parents to fork over a thousand bucks to an attorney to fight for their kid's right to own a bong he ostensibly doesn't use.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

How will this make any money for the state?    Your logic escapes me.

David Mowers
David Mowers

Due to the recession most States are now charging you for court time whether or not your found not guilty. In addition, if found guilty you now have to reimburse your public defender and this is all before the fines, community service, and the for-a-fee court ordered counseling. California now hands you a bill for your time spent in prison upon release and your release is conditional upon paying the payments. Lawyers, psychologists, bondsmen and police all generate money for the system and themselves...more laws equal more jobs and more economic growth in selected markets. In my State they no longer prosecute or arrest for check fraud and the court charges a $1,000.00 filing fee. Only AFTER a civil Judge finds them guilty AND you've spent a couple grand will the police THEN arrest and that suspect(unknowingly to him) is required to pay back ALL the money. So if a local business wanted to be really, really dickish they could hire a $1,500.000 an hour attorney and see you spend five to ten years in jail. America the beautiful.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I was being sarcastic, since conservatives always tout that things like this make money for the state.

Thane_Eichenauer
Thane_Eichenauer

Why the $100 fine of course.  It doesn't cost anything to employ the guy that writes the ticket or take the kiddo to jail does it?  Or does it?

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