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S 0492 - 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: Lawrence Grooms (R)
Last Action: 2/7/2019 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
Senate Committee: MA
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.21.2019 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee carried this bill over.
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.
02.28.2019 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee carried this over.
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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S 0492 General Bill, By Grooms, Massey, Verdin and Campbell
Similar (H 3274)
Summary: Cigarettes and nicotine products
    A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 95, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 44-95-45, TO PROVIDE THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ENACT ANY LAWS, ORDINANCES, OR RULES PERTAINING TO THE 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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02/07/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/07/19Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 5)



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