2018 RHODE ISLAND TOBACCO LEGISLATION

Listed below are ALL the 2018 Rhode Island Bills that have anything to do with tobacco and/or nicotine.
Tobacco Free RI does not take a position on any of them.


Tobacco Tax

House Bill No. 7200  SUB A as amended
(Governor)
BY Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
01/18/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
06/05/2018 Scheduled for consideration
06/07/2018 Meeting postponed (06/07/2018)
06/06/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/08/2018)
06/08/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/08/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/15/2018)
06/15/2018 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
06/16/2018 Referred to Senate Finance
06/16/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/19/2018)
06/19/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/19/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/21/2018 Transmitted to Governor
06/22/2018 Signed by Governor

Joint written testimony submitted by:
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

* Read written testimony for Senate companion bill provided by all of the advocates listed above and find out their position.
* Read written testimony for House bill provided by all the advocates listed above and find out their position.

Senate Bill No. 2117
BY Miller, Ruggerio, Pearson, DiPalma, Goldin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Adds electronic nicotine-delivery systems to the definition of "Tobacco" for tax purposes.)
01/23/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
03/16/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/22/2018)
03/22/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2121
BY Miller, Conley, Ruggerio, DiPalma, Pearson
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LITTLE CIGAR TAX (Requires little cigars tax be imposed in the same manner as cigarette tax with twenty-five percent (25%) of revenue applied to smoking cessation programs and that little cigars be sold in packs of twenty (20) or more.)
01/23/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
03/16/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/22/2018)
03/22/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Verbal testimony in support of this bill given by:
American Lung Association

* Read verbal testimony provided by the advocate listed above.

House Bill No. 7976
BY Diaz, Handy, Tanzi, Tobon, Casimiro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LITTLE CIGAR TAX (Requires little cigars tax be imposed in the same manner as cigarette tax with twenty-five percent (25%) of revenue applied to smoking cessation programs and that little cigars be sold in packs of twenty (20) or more.)
03/16/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/03/2018)
05/03/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2123
BY Miller
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LITTLE CIGAR TAX (Requires little cigars tax be imposed in the same manner as cigarette tax with little cigars be sold in packs of twenty (20) or more.)
01/23/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

House Bill No. 7659
BY Phillips, Solomon, Morin, Corvese, Azzinaro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- CIGARETTE TAX-MINIMUM PRICE OF CIGARETTES (Requires that a fifteen percent (15%) minimum markup be added to the total cost of cigarettes sold by retailers in addition to any other taxes imposed by the state.)
02/15/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/03/2018)
05/03/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 8076
BY  Handy, Diaz, Tanzi, Hearn, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Adds electronic nicotine-delivery systems to the definition of "Tobacco" for tax purposes.)
04/11/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance


Electronic Cigarettes

Senate Bill No. 2228
BY Ruggerio, Miller, Coyne, Euer, Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Amends the definitions of "smoking" and "retail tobacco store" to include electronic smoking devices, electronic nicotine delivery system products and other products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization.)
02/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
02/23/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/01/2018)
03/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/20/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/21/2018)
06/21/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/21/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/21/2018)
06/21/2018 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
06/22/2018 Referred to House Finance
06/22/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/23/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 House passed Sub A as amended in concurrence

Verbal testimony in opposition of this bill given by:
American Lung Association
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

* Read verbal testimony provided by advocates listed above.

House Bill No. 8357
BY  Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Almeida, Diaz, Fellela
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Amends the definitions of "smoking" and "retail tobacco store" to include electronic smoking devices, electronic nicotine delivery system products and other products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization.)
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06/23/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
06/23/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 Committee recommends passage
06/23/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 House read and passed
06/23/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 Senate passed in concurrence

Senate Bill No. 2461
BY Metts, Quezada
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Provided that any law or regulations which prohibits or protects a person from exposure to second-hand smoke would include second-hand marijuana smoke or vapor.)
02/15/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/01/2018)
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7299
BY Diaz, Edwards, Maldonado, Johnston, McNamara
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Provided that any law or regulations which prohibits or protects a person from exposure to second-hand smoke would include second-hand marijuana smoke or vapor.)
01/25/2018 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/30/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/04/2018)
04/04/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Raising Age of Sale of Tobacco to 21

House Bill No. 7647
BY Tanzi, Fogarty, Handy, Nunes, Ranglin-Vassell
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CHILDREN (Prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under twenty-one (21) years of age and includes electronic-nicotine delivery systems in the regulation of tobacco sales to underage individuals.)
02/15/2018 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
03/23/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/23/2018 Meeting postponed (03/27/2018)
03/23/2018 Committee transferred to House Finance

Original Bill As Written Will Be Supported by:
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Senate Bill No. 2464
BY Coyne, Miller, Lombardo, Sosnowski, Ruggerio
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS -- CHILDREN (Provides certain restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, enhances the definition of "tobacco products", and raises the legal minimum age to purchase tobacco products and nicotine-delivery systems from 18 to 21 years of age.)
02/15/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/01/2018)
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Original Bill As Written Supported by:
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Rhode Island Medical Society
RI American Nurses Association
American Academy of Pediatrics RI Chapter
March of Dimes
*Read joint written testimony provided by the advocates above.

 

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