State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been introduced in the past week are listed below alphabetically by state:
Iowa: House Study Bill 184 requires that any retailer that holds a permit for the retail sale of tobacco products or vapor products must permit members of the fire, police, and health departments, along with city building inspectors, county sheriffs, members of the department of public safety, and members of the department of revenue to enter the premises without a warrant during business hours to inspect for any violations of provisions of law related to the retail sale of tobacco products.
Maine: House Bill 431 (LD662) specifies that a municipality may not adopt or enforce an ordinance that prohibits a licensed tobacco retailer from selling flavored tobacco products.
Rhode Island: Senate Bill 349 allows cities and towns to create ordinances to regulate the use and sales of cigarettes, other tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery system.
Utah: Senate Bill 263 separates regulation of e-cigarettes and nicotine devices and liquids from alternative nicotine products and modifies the tax on e-cigarettes and nicotine devices and liquids from 56% of the wholesale price to 50% of the retail price effective January 1, 2024.