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 Rules Committee on January 28, 2019.
Colorado: House Bill 1033, which authorizes a county to enact regulations on tobacco product sales, 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, was scheduled to be heard in the House Health and Insurance Committee on February 1, 2019.
Indiana: House Bill 1444, which would impose a tax on e-liquid containing nicotine at $.08 per milliliter, was heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on January 29, 2019 (no vote taken).
Iowa: Senate Bill 66, which increases the purchase age for vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age, was considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 31, 2019.
North Dakota: Senate Bill 2355, which repeals the current excise tax provision that taxes cigarettes at a rate of 44 cents per pack; redefines “tobacco product” to include cigarettes and vapor products, thus imposing the current cigar and pipe tobacco excise tax of 28% of the wholesale price on cigarettes and vapor products; includes chewing tobacco and snuff in the definition of “tobacco products” and taxes these products at 28% of the wholesale price and requires each person selling tobacco products to obtain a license from the state, was considered in a hearing in the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee on January 30, 2019.
Oregon: The following bills will be considered in a Work Session in the House Health Care Committee on February 5, 2019: House Bill 2123 imposes a tax on vapor products at the following rates: 95% of the wholesale price of inhalant form nicotine that is sold separately from an inhalant delivery system or sold in a disposable cartridge used in an inhalant delivery system and 70% of the wholesale price of an inhalant delivery system that is sold containing inhalant form nicotine and does not require any additional components for use. House Bill 2158 removes the per cigar limitation (50 cents) on the state cigar tax. House Bill 2159 and House Bill 2169 impose a tax on vapor products at the rate of 95% of the wholesale price. House Bill 2270 increases the tax on cigarettes by $2.00 per pack, includes inhalant delivery devices on the definition of tobacco products, thus imposing the OTP tax rate of 65% of the wholesale price on vapor products, and removes the per cigar limitation (50 cents) on the state cigar tax.
Virginia: Senate Bill 1727, which increases the purchase age for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age, passed the Senate on January 29, 2019.
Washington: House Bill 1074, which increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age, passed the House Health Care and Wellness Committee on January 25, 2019 and was assigned to the House Appropriations Committee on January 29, 2019.
Wyoming: House Bill 218, which increases the tax on cigarettes by $1.00 per pack, increases the tax on OTP from 20% to 53.3% of the wholesale price, and increases the tax on moist snuff by $1.00 per ounce, received a “Do Not Pass” recommendation from the House Revenue Committee on January 28, 2019. House Bill 282, which increases the tax on cigarettes by $.50 per pack and imposes a tax on vapor products at 20% of the wholesale price, passed the Appropriations Committee on January 31, 2019.