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: House Bill 2630, which makes alternative nicotine products, including vapor products, subject to existing regulations of traditional products, requires tobacco retailers to obtain a permit from the Department of Revenue, and preempts local regulation of tobacco products, failed to pass House Regulatory Affairs Committee on February 15, 2023.
Hawaii: House Bill 537, as amended, which establishes a tax on vapor products of an unspecified percentage of the manufacturer’s list price effective January 1, 3000, passed House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs with an amendment on February 14, 2023. House Bill 551, which, as amended, effective June 30, 3000, prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products, passed House Labor & Government Operations Committee with an amendment on February 8, 2023, and passed House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee on February 15, 2023. Senate Bill 975, which prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products effective January 1, 2024, establishes a tax on vapor products of 70% of the manufacturer’s list price, and repeals the existing statewide preemption of tobacco regulation, passed Senate Health and Human Services and Commerce and Consumer Protection Committees with an amendment on February 15, 2023. Senate Bill 1447, which permits counties to regulate tobacco products consistent with but more stringently than state law, passed Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee on February 10, 2023.
Maryland: Senate Bill 259, which prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (including menthol, mint, and wintergreen), was heard in the Senate Finance Committee on February 16, 2023.
Nebraska: Legislative Bill 584, which imposes an excise tax on vapor products at a rate of 5 cents per milliliter of consumable material, will be considered in the Revenue Committee on February 22, 2023. "Consumable material" is defined as any liquid solution or other material that is depleted as an electronic nicotine delivery system is used.
New Hampshire: House Bill 531, which changes the tax methodology for cigarettes / little cigars, all other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to the following: The Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration shall annually set the tax rate for tobacco and nicotine products to be a maximum of the lowest rate charged for equivalent products in Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont…and a minimum of 8 percent below the lowest of such rates, reported from the House Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs as “inexpedient to legislate” (ought not to pass) on February 2, 2023
Washington: Senate Bill 5365, which, as amended, increases monetary penalties for sales of tobacco and vapor products to underage persons and repeals purchase, use, and possession law, passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with an amendment on February 14, 2023.