Tobacco products; purchase, etc., of nicotine vapor products by minors, penalty. (SB96)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase, etc., of tobacco products by minors; vapor products. Adds vapor products to the definition of tobacco products that cannot be sold to or purchased or possessed by a minor. The bill defines a vapor product as a noncombustible tobacco-derived product containing nicotine that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, or circuit that can be used to heat a nicotine solution.


Bill Has Passed


12/26/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100357D
12/26/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/15/2014Committee substitute printed 14104039D-S1
01/16/2014Incorporates SB17
01/17/2014Substitute bill reprinted 14104039D-S1
02/04/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104544D-S2
02/05/2014Incorporates SB17
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute rejected 14104039D-S1
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104544D-S2
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB96S2
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Amendment by Delegate Albo agreed to
02/24/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2014Passed House with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB96ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 357 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0357)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.


SimpleMist writes:

After reading the Bill, It appears the language needs to be fleshed out. The Bill defines a vapor product as a "non combustible tobacco-derived" product containing nicotine that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, or circuit that can be used to head a nicotine solution.

Therefor, if a person chooses "Mocha flavor" because it is not "tobacco-derived" it would not be subject to this bill.