State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been introduced in the past week are listed below alphabetically by state:
Connecticut: House Bill 5381 prohibits the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems and vapor products that are flavored or have a nicotine content greater than 35 milligrams per milliliter. Senate Bill 532 eliminates the requirement that sellers require identification from each person who purchases cigarettes or tobacco products.
Hawaii: Senate Bill 148, effective January 1, 2024, prohibits sales of tobacco products or electronic smoking devices to persons born on or after January 1, 2003, and prohibits purchase, use, and possession of the products by those persons.
Iowa: House Bill 21 taxes nicotine solution products at 26% of the wholesale sales price; requires a license to sell nicotine solution products.
Maine: LR740/LR1136 ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. LR2032 prohibits the sale of tobacco products by pharmacies and retail establishments that contain pharmacies. LR1137 prohibits municipal flavored tobacco product bans on state-licensed tobacco retailers. LR1465 provides for licensing and tax collection from remote sellers of cigars and pipe tobacco.
Mississippi: House Bill 746 increases the tax on cigarettes by 50 cents per pack (from the current rate of 68 cents per pack to $1.18 per pack). House Bill 755 increases the OTP tax by 7.5% of the manufacturer's list price (from 15% of the manufacturers list price to 22.5% of the manufacturer's list price).
Missouri: House Bill 810 modifies provisions relating to the taxation of cigarettes and tobacco products (full text not available).
New Mexico: House Bill 94 prohibits the sale of all flavored tobacco products and has been referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee and additionally referred to the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee.
New York: Senate Bill 2065 (same as A97) increases the cigarette tax to $6.24 per pack (currently $4.35). Assembly Bill 1598 requires electronic cigarette manufacturers to submit plans for the collection, transportation, and recycling of electronic cigarettes to the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation; requires manufacturers to accept the return of electronic cigarettes for recycling; requires vapor product dealers to accept the return of used electronic cigarettes for recycling.
North Dakota: House Bill 1412 requires a license to sell electronic smoking devices.
Vermont: Senate Bill 18 bans the retail sale of flavored cigarettes, e-cigarettes and e-liquid.
West Virginia: Senate Bill 84 increases the cigarette tax to $2.70 per pack, the OTP (includes vapor products) tax rate to 51% of wholesale, and repeals the discount on tax stamps. House Bill 2399 repeals the provision prohibiting employers from discriminating for use of tobacco products.