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H 3420 - Amends the Youth Access to Tobacco Prevention Act of 2006

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein (D)
Last Action: 5/6/2019 - Act No. 25
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.12.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
03.06.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments strengthens online ID requirements, strikes the term e-cigarette and replaces it with electronic smoking device to make the definition more inclusive.
01.29.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments redefine "alternative nicotine products" to include all vaping products even if they do not include nicotine. The amendment prevents anyone younger than 18 years old from entering a facility that has the primary purpose of selling tobacco products. It also requires age verification at time of ordering products online.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits minors from entering retail establishments that primarily sell tobacco products, alternative nicotine products or both. The bill also changes the definition of alternative nicotine product.

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