Bill Status of HB2579 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: E-CIGS YOUTH PROTECTION
Rep. Mike Murphy
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Electronic Cigarette Youth Protection Act. Provides that a person who sells an electronic cigarette without a proper license under the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995 shall be subject to specified additional civil penalties. Prohibits manufacturers, distributors, or retailers of electronic cigarettes from selling, offering for sale, or distributing any electronic cigarette with labeling or packaging intended to be attractive to persons under 21 years of age and provides criteria to determine whether packaging or labeling is attractive to such persons. Requires all labeling and packaging of electronic cigarettes to include nicotine warning statements. Provides that manufacturers, distributors, or retailers of electronic cigarettes shall not sell, advertise, or market an electronic cigarette unless specified conditions have been met. Prohibits: (1) electronic cigarettes from containing more than 25 milligrams per milliliter of nicotine; and (2) vitamin E acetate from being added to a flavored solution or substance intended for use with an electronic cigarette. Prohibits a retailer serving persons under 21 years of age from selling a flavored solution or substance intended for use with an electronic cigarette. Requires a retailer to perform age verification. Provides that failure to comply with the Act's requirements or prohibitions is punishable by a civil penalty. Provides that specified provisions do not apply to any noncommercial speech. Requires moneys collected from civil penalties to be deposited into the Common School Fund. Amends the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Persons under 21 Years of Age and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Provides that no person under 21 years of age shall possess any cigar, cigarette, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco in any of its forms. Provides penalties for violations. Effective immediately.