State law, regulation, or district policy addresses vaping or electronic cigarette use.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 16-12-171. Prohibited acts
- (1) It shall be unlawful for any individual to knowingly use a vapor product within a school safety zone. As used in this subsection the term "school safety zone" shall have the same meaning as provided in Code Section 16-11-127.1.
- (2) Any individual who is 21 years of age or older who commits the offense provided for in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, however, that for a conviction of a first offense, such individual shall be punished by a fine of $25.00 and for a conviction of a second offense, such individual shall be punished by a fine of $50.00. The provisions of Chapter 11 of Title 17 and any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the costs of any prosecution for such first or second offense shall not be taxed nor shall any additional penalty, fee, or surcharge to a fine for such offense be assessed against an individual for conviction thereof.
- (3) Any vapor product used in violation of paragraph (1) of this subsection is declared to be contraband, and no person shall have a property right in it. In addition to persons authorized to seize property pursuant to Code Section 9-16-6, property which is subject to forfeiture under this subsection may be seized by any special agent or enforcement officer of the state revenue commissioner. Any property which is subject to forfeiture under this subsection shall be forfeited in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter 16 of Title 9.