*Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-5384

Title:

AN ACT RAISING THE LEGAL AGE FOR PURCHASE AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Vote Date:

4/27/2017

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

2/10/2017 (Public Health Committee)

File No.:

112, 730

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Introduced by:

Public Health Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

This substitute bill raises, from 18 to 21, the legal age to purchase or possess in public cigarettes and other tobacco products, electronic nicotine delivery systems (e.g., electronic cigarettes), and vapor products. The substitute language adopted by the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee exempts from the age requirement any person who is 18 or older as of October 1, 2017 or an armed forces member.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

Refer to Joint Favorable Report from Public Health Committee dated 3/13/2017

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Refer to Joint Favorable Report from Public Health Committee dated 3/13/2017

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

Refer to Joint Favorable Report from Public Health Committee dated 3/13/2017

Reported by: Brad Macdowall

Date: 5/9/17