State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been introduced in the past week are listed below alphabetically by state:
California: Assembly Bill 935 prohibits the sale of tobacco products to persons born on or after January 1, 2007.
Illinois: House Bill 2780 and House Bill 3112 cap the tax on cigars and other rolled tobacco products at $.50 per cigar or roll.
Kentucky: House Bill 310 substantially increases fines for violations relating to the sale at retail of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products and vapor products to persons under the age of twenty-one.
New Mexico: Senate Bill 440 prohibits the sale of menthol cigarettes.
New York: Senate Bill 4399 amends public health law to prohibit vapor product dealers from storing “flavored vapor product reasonably intended for sale.” Senate Bill 4477 (same as A699) prohibits the sale of flavored smokeless tobacco within 500 feet of a public or private school.
Texas: Senate Bill 920 prohibits the sale of flavored cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products.
Utah: House Bill 438 directs the state Department of Health and Human Services to set limits on nicotine levels for e-liquids to 360 milliliters per container or 24 milligrams per milliliter, and for e-cigarettes of 3% nicotine per container or 36 milligrams per milliliter. Senate Bill 248 allows for temporary tobacco sales permits and for internet sales of cigars and pipe tobacco.