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: Two similar bills died by missing a procedural deadline on February 17, 2023: Senate Bill 1678 and House Bill 2747 would have required tobacco and e-cigarette retailers to obtain a license from the state Department of Health services and permitted local jurisdictions to further regulate tobacco products.
Hawaii: Senate Bill 1447, which permits counties to regulate tobacco products consistent with but more stringently than state law, passed Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection with an amendment on February 21, 2023.
Indiana: Senate Bill 25, which relates to cigarette tax evasion: provides that if a person unlawfully transports cigarettes with an Indiana tax stamp, the person commits a felony (the felony class depends on the number of cigarettes involved), passed the Senate on February 21, 2023. Senate Bill 419, which contains language to clarify the definition of a vapor product and to require an open system electronic cigarette retail dealer’s certificate, reported favorably from the Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy on February 21, 2023.
Nebraska: Legislative Bill 584, which imposes an excise tax on vapor products at a rate of 5 cents per milliliter of consumable material, was considered in the Revenue Committee on February 22, 2023. LB584 remains in the Revenue Committee. "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, failed to pass the House on February 22, 2023
South Carolina: Senate Bill 414, which prohibits political subdivisions from enacting any laws, ordinances, or rules pertaining to ingredients, flavors, or licensing of cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, e-liquid, vapor products, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products; and provides that such laws, ordinances, and rules enacted by a political subdivision prior to December 31, 2020 are not subject to the preemption imposed by this act, reported favorably from the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs on February 16, 2023.
Vermont: Senate Bill 18, which bans the retail sale of flavored cigarettes, flavored OTP, e-cigarettes and e-liquids (flavored includes menthol), was heard in the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare on February 23, 2023.
Washington: House Bill 1497, which would have increased monetary penalties for sales of tobacco and vapor products to underage persons, failed in House Regulated Substances and Gaming Committee on February 13, 2023. Senate Bill 5239, which would have allowed the secretary of the Department of Health to restrict or prohibit the sales of flavored tobacco products, died by missing a procedural deadline on February 17, 2023.