MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan will hold a public hearing Thursdsay, May 12 on the recently approved local law to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.
The hearing will be held at 3 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers of the Gerace Office Building in Mayville.
The local law was previously approved by the Chautauqua County Legislature during its April voting session by a vote of 13-6. If signed by the county executive the local law would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarette products.
After today’s public hearing Horrigan will have until May 28 to make a decision on signing the local law. If he signs the law it would go into effect on October 1, 2016. If he were to veto the law, the legislature would need a minimum of 13 votes for an override.
Anyone from the public wishing to speak at the hearing is invited to do.