State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been introduced in the past week are listed below alphabetically by state:
California: Assembly Bill 2308 prohibits the sale of filtered cigarettes.
Connecticut: House Bill 5095 increases the cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack.
Iowa: House Bill 2339 increases the taxes on cigarettes from $1.36 to $2.86 per pack and on other tobacco products from 50% of the wholesale price to 67% of the wholesale price, imposes the latter tax on vaping products, and removes the $0.50 cap on taxes on cigars.
Kentucky: House Bill 339 imposes a surtax on cigarettes of $1.00 per 20-pack; on snuff of $.51 per 1.5 ounces; on chewing tobacco of $.51 per single unit/$1.08 per half pound/$1.75 per pound; on OTP (including e-cigarettes) of 40% of distributor sales price; provides for a floor tax.
New York: Assembly Bill 9790 requires a retailer to obtain a permit to sell vapor products.
West Virginia: House Bill 4537 raises the tax on cigarettes by $.35 per pack and increases the tax on other tobacco products by 3.5%.
Wyoming: House Bill 0043, which increases the tax on cigarettes by $1.00 per pack, increases the tax on OTP from 20% to 53.3% of the wholesale price, and increases the tax on moist snuff by $1.00 per ounce, died to the failure to meet an action deadline.