California: The following bill failed to meet a July 21st procedural deadline for this legislative session: Assembly Bill 709, which prohibits retailers of tobacco products to redeem coupons, provide multi-package discounts, or otherwise sell tobacco products for less than the listed price.
Maine: Senate Bill 391 (LD1170), which raises the minimum sales age for tobacco products and vapor products from 18 to 21 (amended to exclude individuals who are 18 by July 1, 2018), was vetoed by the Governor on July 25, 2017. The legislature is in extended session and will return for a veto session on August 2, 2017.
Massachusetts: House Bill 1158, which prohibits local boards of health from banning the sale of any tobacco products sold legally in the Commonwealth without receiving approval of the town board or city council, and House Bill 1159, which prohibits local boards of health from banning the sale of any legal consumer product sold legally in the Commonwealth without receiving approval of the town board or city council, were heard in the Joint Committee on Public Health on July 25, 2017.
New Jersey: Senate Bill 359/Assembly Bill 2320, which raise the legal age to purchase cigarettes from 19 to 21, was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. The new law takes effect on November 1, 2017.