State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been acted on by a state legislative committee or state legislature are listed below alphabetically by state:
Alaska: Senate Bill 45, which as substituted, imposes a tax on electronic smoking products (including e-liquid) at the rate of 45% of the wholesale price, increases the legal age to purchase and possess tobacco and vapor products to 21 years of age, and prohibits the distribution of electronic smoking products that are not clearly recognizable as a tobacco product, will be considered in the House Finance Committee on April 29, 2022 and May 5, 2022. The current version of the bill reduced the proposed tax rate from 75% of the wholesale price and also removed a provision banning flavored electronic smoking products.
Connecticut: Senate Bill 367, which, as amended in committee, prohibits the sale of unflavored and flavored ENDS / vapor products (except in an “adult only retail store” defined as age 21 restricted) and increases penalties for tobacco-related sales violations, reported favorably from the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding on April 22, 2022.
Maine: The House and Senate adjourned on April 25th. The legislature will reconvene on May 9, 2022 for a veto session.
Virginia: To address the budget, the General Assembly convened in special session on April 27, 2022.