Tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, etc.; purchase, possession, and sale. (HB2748)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Purchase, possession, and sale of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products; minimum age requirements; penalties. Increases the minimum age for persons prohibited from purchasing or possessing tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products, and the minimum age for persons such products can be sold to, from 18 years of age to 21 years of age with an exception for active duty military personnel. The bill also allows tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products to be sold from a vending machine if there is posted notice of the minimum age requirements and the machine is located in a place that is not open to the general public and not generally accessible to persons under 21 years of age. Under current law, tobacco products may be sold from a vending machine if there is posted notice of the minimum age requirements and the machine is located in a place that is not open to the general public and not generally accessible to minors. This bill is identical to SB 1727.

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104561D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2748)
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 2-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (9-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2748E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19104561D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (67-Y 31-N 1-A)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 31-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106837D-S1
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2748S1)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106837D-S1
02/13/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2748S1
02/13/2019Passed Senate with substitute (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Placed on Calendar
02/13/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106837D-S1 (62-Y 32-N 1-A)
02/13/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (62-Y 32-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Enrolled
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2748ER)
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2748ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/14/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 14, 2019
02/14/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 90 (effective 7/1/19)
02/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0090)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1727.

Comments

robert legge writes:

This measure is really important and I'm glad to see it sponsored by Republicans. No doubt some will complain with the old "If they can die for their country, they should be able to buy tobacco." It is a highly addictive drug that kills 500K people a year. Virtually all start before age 21. Most young teens know far more people who are 18 than they do someone who is 21. Data has found that teen smokers are far more likely to later use hard drugs than those who never smoke. 5 other states have gone T-21. VA spends billions on drug treatment and enforcement and medical care for those suffering from tobacco-related disease. Enact this now.

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