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H 3274 - Prohibits municipalities from enacting laws related to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products or nicotine products

Tracking Level: Priority
Sponsor: Gary Simrill (R)
Last Action: 3/21/2019 - Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs
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Senate Committee: MA
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03.21.2019 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
03.14.2019 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds language clarifying that the bill is not intended to interfere with local ordinances that prohibit smoking or vaping in public spaces. 
01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities from enacting laws related to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products or nicotine products.

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H 3274 General Bill, By Simrill, Rutherford, Ligon, Taylor, Loftis, Hixon, Gilliard, West, Bannister and King
Similar (S 0492)
Summary: Cigarettes and nicotine products
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-95-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ENACT ANY LAWS, ORDINANCES, OR RULES PERTAINING TO INGREDIENTS, FLAVORS, OR LICENSING OF CIGARETTES, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH LAWS, ORDINANCES, AND RULES ENACTED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2019, ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE PREEMPTION IMPOSED BY THIS ACT.
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12/18/18House Prefiled
12/18/18House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/08/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 153)
01/08/19House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 153)
01/29/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Loftis, Hixon
01/30/19House Committee report: Favorable Ways and Means (House Journal-page 20)
02/05/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard, West, Bannister
02/06/19House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Daning, Simrill, Clary, Clemmons, Murphy, Forrest, Mace, Chellis, B. Cox, Rose, Magnuson, Morgan, Hewitt, Bailey, Sottile, Davis, Young, Hixon, Hiott, McGinnis, Crawford, Hardee, Dillard, Willis, G.R. Smith, Trantham, Loftis, King, Bennett, Brown, Jefferson, Ballentine, Huggins (House Journal-page 57)
02/13/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King
02/13/19House Read second time (House Journal-page 33)
02/13/19House Roll call Yeas-69 Nays-37 (House Journal-page 37)
02/27/19House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 31)
02/27/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 19)
02/27/19Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 19)
03/21/19Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 19)



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