State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been acted on by a state legislative committee or state legislature are listed below alphabetically by state:
Connecticut: Senate Bill 164, which raises the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21—exempts any person who is 18 or older prior to October 1, 2018, was “held” by the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding on April 24, 2018. House Bill 5293, which prohibits the self-service display of vapor products in any retail establishment, reported favorably from the Joint Committee on General Laws on April 24, 2018.
Illinois: Senate Bill 2332, which raises the minimum legal sales age and the age to purchase, use or possess tobacco products from 18 to 21 and amends the existing free sampling provision by only permitting free samples of smokeless tobacco products in adult-only establishments, passed the Senate on April 25.
Maryland: House Bill 47, which authorizes the holder of a vapor product retailer license to make sales to consumers through the mail, or by internet and telephone and specifies the permitted actions of a vapor products wholesaler distributor license and a vape shop vendor license, was signed by the Governor on April 24, 2018. Senate Bill 90, which authorizes the holder of a vapor product retailer license to make sales to consumers through the mail, or by internet and telephone; authorizes a vapor product wholesaler distributor licensee to sell vapor products to vape shop vendors and vapor products retailers; authorizes a vape shop vendor licensee to buy vapor products from wholesaler distributors, was signed by the Governor on April 24, 2018.