Nicotine Vapor products; prohibits purchase, etc., by minors, packaging, civil penalty. (HB2036)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Purchase, etc., of tobacco products by minors; vapor products; liquid nicotine packaging; civil penalty. Prohibits the sale of vapor products to a minor and the purchase or possession of vapor products by a minor. The bill defines vapor product as a noncombustible product, which may or may not contain nicotine, that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other means that can be used to produce vapor from a substance in a solution or other form. Current law prohibits the sale of nicotine vapor products to a minor and the purchase or possession of nicotine vapor products by a minor. The bill also provides that no person shall sell or distribute, or offer for sale or distribution, a liquid nicotine container on or after October 1, 2015, unless the liquid nicotine container is packaged in child-resistant packaging and complies with labeling requirements consistent with regulations adopted by the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The bill requires the Board to adopt regulations establishing standards for child-resistant packaging and labeling requirements no later than September 1, 2015. Any person who sells or distributes, or offers for sale or distribution, a liquid nicotine container on or after October 1, 2015, in packaging that does not meet the child-resistant packaging and labeling requirements is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation, and $500 for a third or subsequent violation. Amends § 18.2-371.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/14/2015Committee
01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103496D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2036)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104488D-H1
01/28/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/29/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 1-N)
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2036H1)
02/04/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104754D-H2
02/05/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Committee substitute from Courts of Justice rejected 15104488D-H1
02/06/2015Committee substitute from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Nat. Resources agreed to 15104754D-H2
02/06/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2036H2
02/08/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2036H2)
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Committee substitute printed 15105139D-S1
02/17/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105139D-S1
02/18/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2036S1
02/18/2015Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2036S1)
02/18/2015Placed on Calendar
02/18/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105139D-S1 (94-Y 0-N)'
02/18/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Enrolled
02/23/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2036ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2036ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
03/27/2015Governor's substitute printed 15105828D-H3
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (HB2036ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 739 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0739)

Video

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 51 seconds.