(1) The sale of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products dispensed through a vending machine is prohibited to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years.
(2) The purchase of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products dispensed through a vending machine is prohibited to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 438.315

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Owner: when applied to any animal, means any person having a property interest in such animal. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(3) Except for vending machines located in factories or vending machines located in bars or taverns to which minors are not permitted access, any vending machine from which tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products are dispensed shall be located in the line of sight of the cashier for the retail establishment.
(4) Any owner of a retail establishment violating this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation. The fine shall be administered by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control using a civil enforcement procedure for persons eighteen (18) years of age or older. For persons under the age of eighteen (18) years, the offense shall be deemed a status offense and shall be under the jurisdiction of the juvenile session of the District Court.
(5) All peace officers with general law enforcement authority and employees of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control may issue a uniform citation, but may not make an arrest, or take a child into custody, for a violation of this section. If a child fails to appear in court in response to a uniform citation issued pursuant to this section, the court may compel the attendance of the defendant in the manner specified by law.
Effective: April 10, 2014
History: Amended 2014 Ky. Acts ch. 111, sec. 5, effective April 10, 2014. — Amended
2010 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 1928, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 423, sec. 5, effective July 14, 2000. — Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 477, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1998. — Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 38, sec. 6, effective March 5,
1996. — Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 480, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1994.