A bill that would expand no-tobacco rules on school grounds won approval Tuesday in the Louisiana Senate.
The vote was 37-1.
The measure, House Bill 218, now returns to the House, which earlier approved a similar version.
If the House goes along with the Senate changes the legisaltion will go to Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The bill expands a state ban on tobacco products from school buildings to school grounds, playgrounds and school vehicles used for extracurricular activities.
It also expands the definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, advanced personal vaporizers and vape pens.
Fines would be set by the schools.
Violators would face fines of up to $25 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense and $250 for a third and subsequent offenses.
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