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H 3681 - Prohibits political subdivisions from enacting ordinances that relate to vaping

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Gary Simrill (R)
Last Action: 4/22/2021 - Senate - Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: MA
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.06.2021 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment affirms that cities may continue to apply zoning and business license requirements on tobacco and vaping businesses.
03.10.2021 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment preserves zoning ordinances of tobacco-related businesses passed prior to 12.31.20.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits political subdivisions from enacting ordinances that pertain to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, e-liquid, vapor, tobacco products or alternative nicotine products.

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H 3681 General Bill, By Simrill, Rutherford, Bannister, West and Lowe
Similar (S 0498)
Summary: Smoking
    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 SMOKING DEVICES, E-LIQUID, VAPOR PRODUCTS, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH LAWS, ORDINANCES, AND RULES ENACTED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PRIOR TO DECEMBER 31, 2020, ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE PREEMPTION IMPOSED BY THIS ACT.
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01/14/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 548)
01/14/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 548)
04/06/21House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 100)
04/07/21House Amended (House Journal-page 14)
04/07/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 14)
04/07/21House Roll call Yeas-80 Nays-23 (House Journal-page 16)
04/08/21House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 6)
04/08/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/08/21Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/22/21Senate Polled out of committee Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/22/21Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8)



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