SB 3836 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  CIGARETTE TAX-E-CIGARETTE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995. Provides that the term "electronic cigarette" does not include any cartridge or container of a solution or substance that contains cannabis subject to tax under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act or the Cannabis Cultivation Privilege Tax Law. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  4/12/2020

Senate

Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

SB 2744 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  E-LIQUIDS-SALES&WARNING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jason Plummer

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Display of Tobacco Products Act. Changes the title of the Act to the Display of Tobacco Products and E-Liquid Regulation Act. Provides that the sale of e-liquids containing a nicotine level above 20 milligrams per milliliter is permitted only within an adult-only facility. Provides that as a condition to sell electronic cigarette products, retailers shall display a mandatory warning sign warning consumers not to use electronic cigarette products to consume unregulated THC electronic cigarette substances. Provides that mandatory warning signs shall be posted at all entrances or in a position clearly visible on entry into the retail location and at each register inside the retailer location where the electronic cigarette product transaction or sale occurs. Provides that mandatory warning signs shall be created by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Describes the contents and size of the warning signs. Provides that a violation of these provisions is a petty offense for which the court shall impose a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000. Defines various terms.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/4/2020

Senate

Referred to Assignments

HB 3960 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  E-CIG YOUTH ACCESS PREVENTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen Willis

Synopsis As Introduced
      Creates the Electronic Cigarettes Youth Access Prevention Act. Provides that a person who sells an electronic cigarette without a proper license under the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995 shall be subject to specified additional civil penalties. Prohibits manufacturers, distributors, or retailers of electronic cigarettes from selling, offering for sale, or distributing any electronic cigarette with labeling or packaging intended to be attractive to persons under 21 years of age and provides criteria to determine whether packaging or labeling is attractive to such persons. Requires all labeling and packaging of electronic cigarettes to include nicotine warning statements. Provides that manufacturers, distributors, or retailers of electronic cigarettes shall not sell, advertise, or market an electronic cigarette unless specified conditions have been met. Provides that a retailer shall not sell more than 2 electronic cigarettes or 5 cartridges or containers of electronic cigarette solution in one transaction to a final consumer. Provides that failure to comply with the marketing, labeling, advertisement, or additional retailer requirements of the Act is punishable by a civil penalty. Provides that provisions regarding marketing, labeling, and advertisement requirements do not apply to any noncommercial speech. Requires moneys collected from the civil penalties to be deposited into the Electronic Cigarettes Youth Access Prevention Fund to be used by the Department of Human Services for the implementation and enforcement of the Act, including, but not limited to, unannounced investigations of retailers licensed under the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995 and investigations of unlicensed sellers of electronic cigarettes. Amends the State Finance Act to make a conforming change. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/4/2020

House

Assigned to Human Services Committee

HB 4849 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  TOBACCO PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Tobacco Products Compliance Act. Provides that a manufacturer or distributor of a tobacco product has a private right of action against another manufacturer or distributor of a tobacco product for a tobacco product sold within the State of Illinois if specified conditions and requirements are met. Provides that a manufacturer or distributor (rather than any interested party) may file suit for violations under the Act. Contains provisions regarding recovery for prevailing in an enforcement action. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/18/2020

House

Referred to Rules Committee

HB 3903 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE BAN

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen

Synopsis As Introduced
      Creates the Electronic Cigarette Ban Act. Prohibits the sale or distribution by an establishment of any electronic cigarette except by pharmacies or drugstores to individuals with valid prescriptions. Defines "pharmacy" or "drugstore" and "prescription". Provides that the Department of Public Health shall enforce the Act and may adopt rules or guidelines for its implementation and enforcement. Amends the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995. Permits the Department of Revenue to suspend the license of any distributor that violates the Electronic Cigarette Ban Act.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  10/17/2019

House

Referred to Rules Committee

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