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 63, which prohibits smoking and electronic cigarette use in enclosed areas of public places, passed the House Judiciary Committee on January 26, 2018.
Hawaii: House Bill 1636, which increases the annual license fee for tobacco retailers from $2.50 to $500.00, the tobacco tax on cigarettes and little cigars from $3.20 per pack to $4.50 per pack and the tax on other tobacco products (not including large cigars) from 70% to 80% of the wholesale price, passed the Health and Human Services Committee on January 24, 2018. House Bill 1907, which prohibits sales of tobacco products by the Internet or mail order, passed the House Committee on Health and Human Services with an amendment on January 30, 2018.
Indiana: House Bill 1380, which included a cigarette tax increase of $2.00 per pack and an increase in the purchase age to 21, was amended to remove the tax and passed the House Public Health Committee on January 29, 2018. Per House rules, the bill with the ae 21 required failed to meet the committee report deadline of January 30, 2018.
Maryland: Senate Bill 90, which amends existing law to remove the prohibition on electronic nicotine delivery systems retailers of selling to consumers through the mail, by telephone or electronic network, was amended and reported favorably from the Senate Finance Committee on January 30, 2018 and passed the Senate on February 1, 2018.
Mississippi: The following bills died in Committee on January 30, 2018: House Bill 140 and House Bill 835, which raise the minimum legal sales age and the minimum legal purchase age for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. House Bill 142, which prohibits smoking in public places. House Bill 1157, which would effectively require tobacco retailers to pay C.O.D. for shipments from all manufacturers or wholesalers if the retailer failed to pay when due for any shipment from any manufacturer or wholesaler and subjects the retailer to revocation of their retail permit.
New Jersey: Assembly Bill 2185, which prohibits the sale of menthol cigarettes, and Assembly Bill 1601, which requires licensure for manufacturers, distributors, wholesale dealers, and retail dealers of electronic smoking devices and related products, passed the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on January 29, 2018. Both bills were referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
South Dakota: Senate Bill 152, which increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age, was withdrawn from further consideration in the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee on January 30, 2018.
Washington: Senate Bill 5025, which increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age, was considered in a public hearing in the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on February 1, 2018. House Bill 1054, which increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age, was recommitted to the House Rules Committee on January 26, 2018. House Bill 2165, which imposes a tax on vapor products at the rate of 60% of the taxable sales price, was referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 26, 2018.
Washington D.C.: DC Bill 460, which raises the excise tax on cigarettes by $2.00 per pack, was considered in a public hearing on February 1, 2018.