SRC-JXG, S.B. 15 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research CenterS.B. 15 By: Zaffirini Human Services 6/25/1999 Enrolled DIGEST Currently, Texas law provides that a person who sells "loose" cigarettes commits a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $4,000 and/or a maximum jail sentence of one year. S.B. 15 will remove the sale of "loose" cigarettes from a list of offenses that are Class A misdemeanors. PURPOSE As enrolled, S.B. 15 removes the sale of "loose" cigarettes from a list of offenses that are Class A misdemeanors. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 154.510, Tax Code, as follows. Sec. 154.510. MISDEMEANOR. Provides that an offense under Section 154.502, 154.503, or Sections 154.505 through 154.509 is a Class A misdemeanor. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.