Nicotine vapor products; sale, penalties. (HB1185)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of nicotine vapor products; penalties. Limits the sale of (i) flavored nicotine vapor products, including mint and menthol but not tobacco flavors, and (ii) high-nicotine vapor products above 30 mg strength to retail establishments that sell to persons 21 years of age or older and have proven age restriction processes. The bill requires such retail establishments to prove valid identification checks at the door upon entry and again before any transaction is processed and to maintain required age verification documentation for every transaction. The bill also prohibits all direct-to-consumer online sales that are intended to deliver nicotine vapor products and prohibits the sale of nicotine vapor products with additives other than traditional e-liquid ingredients (e.g., propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavoring) that alter the performance characteristics of nicotine (e.g., benzoic acid). The bill further requires a person selling a tobacco product, nicotine vapor product, or alternative nicotine product to obtain identification as proof of a buyer's age in any circumstance. Under current law, such identification is not required from an individual who the person has reason to believe is at least 21 years of age or who the person knows is at least 21 years of age. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104944D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Finance by voice vote
01/27/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
01/27/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1185)
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20107862D-H1
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 in Finance