2020 RHODE ISLAND TOBACCO LEGISLATION

Listed below are ALL the 2020 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.

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Tobacco Tax, Tobacco Control Funding & the State Budget

House Bill No. 7171
(Governor)
BY  Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2021

Senate Bill No. 2114
BY  Miller
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LITTLE CIGAR TAX (Requires that the tax imposed on little cigars be imposed in the same manner as the tax imposed on cigarettes, that 25% of such tax revenue would be applied to smoking cessation programs, and requires that little cigars be sold in packs of 20 or more.)


Raising Age of Sale of Tobacco to 21

House Bill No. 7041
BY  Diaz, Caldwell, Alzate, Serpa, Casimiro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN (Raises the legal age for persons to purchase or be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, electronic nicotine delivery systems and liquid nicotine containers from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.)

House Bill No. 7529
BY  Canario, Corvese, Edwards, Bennett, Diaz
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY (Restricts the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems to individuals over the age of twenty-one (21) and regulates the way in which electronic nicotine delivery systems may be sold.)
02/12/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


Electronic Cigarettes Education

House Bill No. 7070
BY  McNamara, Casimiro, Lyle, Roberts, Ackerman
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires the development of curriculums/policies/programs relating to the health risks of e-cigarettes.)


Regulating the Sale & Use of Tobacco Products Locally


Senate Bill No. 2262
BY  Crowley, Quezada, Metts, Sheehan, Miller
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- LOCAL TOBACCO CONTROL ACT (Creates a comprehensive resolution scheme for cities and towns to follow concerning the sale and control of tobacco in their communities.)
02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

House Bill No. 7488
BY  Canario, Jackson, McLaughlin, Edwards, Cortvriend
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ORDINANCES (Authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances restricting vaping in public places and areas near schools, day care and hospitals.)
02/06/2020 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government


Pharmacies

House Bill No. 7571
BY  Blazejewski, Casimiro, Kazarian, Alzate, Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES (Prohibits the sale of tobacco products by pharmacies.)
02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

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