State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been acted on by a state legislative committee or state legislature are listed below alphabetically by state:
Arizona: Senate Bill 1009, which includes electronic smoking devices and their components for purposes of tobacco sales restrictions including sales by vending machines or delivery, passed the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on January 23, 2019.
Colorado: House Bill 1033, which authorizes a county to enact minimum sales legislation for tobacco products, provided the ordinance is more stringent than state law, authorizes cities, towns and counties to impose fees, licenses or taxes on cigarette sales, removes the current provision that prohibits localities from enacting separate cigarette tax ordinances in order to receive a portion of State cigarette tax revenue, and authorizes a county to impose a special sales tax on the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products through a vote by the people within the county, will be considered in a hearing in the House Health and Insurance Committee on January 30, 2019.
Montana: Senate Bill 96, which imposes a tax on vapor products at the rate of 50% of the wholesale price, was tabled on January 23, 2019.
North Dakota: House Bill 1236, which would have increased the legal age to purchase tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 19 years of age, failed to pass the House on January 21, 2019. House Bill 1450, which increases the tax on cigarettes by $.40 per pack, received a “Do Not Pass” recommendation from the House Taxation Committee on January 24, 2019.
Vermont: House Bill 27, which increases the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age, will be heard in the House Human Services Committee on January 25, 2019.
Virginia: Senate Bill 1606, which taxes vapor products at 40% of the price paid to a wholesale dealer by a retail dealer, was passed by indefinitely on January 23, 2019.
Washington: House Bill 1074, which increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age, will be considered in a hearing in the House Health Care and Wellness Committee on January 25, 2019. Senate Bill 5057, which increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products and vapor products, passed the Senate Health Care and Long-Term Care Committee as substituted on January 21, 2019. SB5057 was then referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on January 23, 2019.