State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been acted on by a state legislative committee or state legislature are listed below alphabetically by state:
Alaska: Senate Bill 89, which imposes a tax on electronic smoking products and vapor products at the rate of 25% of the sales price and caps the amount of nicotine in vapor products at 50 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter of vapor product, passed the Senate on May 16, 2023. The previous amended version of the bill would have capped these products at 60 milligram of nicotine per milliliter of vapor product.
Colorado: House Bill 1290, which creates a ballot measure to be referred to voters in the next general election on November 7, 2023 that would determine whether the state is permitted to spend tobacco tax revenues that were received pursuant to the tax increase passed by voters in proposition EE that were in excess of the budget estimation in the analysis for the proposition, is eligible for the Governor’s Desk as of May 18, 2023. If voters were to reject the ballot measure the state would have to refund the $23.65 million of excess revenue to tobacco product distributors and wholesalers and reduce the cigarette and tobacco product tax rate by 11.53%.
Louisiana: House Bill 179, which prohibits the sale of e-liquid of vapor products containing a characterizing flavor (exempts the flavors of tobacco, menthol, and mint), passed the House on May 17, 2023.
New York: Assembly Bill 5994 (same as S536), which provides for restrictions on advertisement and promotion of electronic cigarettes--addresses research and misrepresentation of electronic cigarettes, reported from the Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection and referred to the Assembly Committee on Codes on May 16, 2023.
South Carolina: House Bill 3681 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. Signed by the Governor on May 16, 2023.