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COLORADO – Stop Local Flavor Bans!

current status

Bill
Introduced

Passed
Senate

Passed
House

Signed by
Governor

03.07.24 – House: Business Affairs & Labor: “Postpone Senate Bill 24-022 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.”

02.20.24 – Senate: Third Reading of Bills – Final Passage

02.16.24 – Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Floor

02.08.24 – Senate Committee on Local Government & Housing Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

02.08.24 – HEARING – S. Local Government and Housing Cmte. Upon Adjournment of the Senate, Room SCR 352

01.10.24 – Introduction and referred to Senate Cmte on Local Government and Housing.

SB 22 would allow county boards of commissioners to ban the sale of vapor and all nicotine products in flavors other than tobacco. Currently, local governments must adhere to statewide regulations, or otherwise not impose stricter tobacco and nicotine laws than the state. If passed, SB 22 would give a green light to activist groups that are working to create a patchwork of anti-nicotine and anti-harm reduction policies around Colorado.

This bill received a hearing in the H. Business Affairs & Labor Committee on March 7, 2024. A motion to postpone indefinitely passed by a vote of 6-5

  • Urge your lawmakers to oppose SB 22 which would allow county governments to restrict your ability to use low-risk alternatives to smoking and send people back to smoking or to buy their vapor products from informal sources.
  • Let them know you are also opposed to allowing activist groups to create a patchwork of tobacco regulations in Colorado that promotes illicit sales and confusion among consumers and businesses.
  • SB 22 would lead to a patchwork of bans on flavored products already authorized for sale by the FDA as less harmful than smoking and appropriate for the protection of public health.
  • Briefly, share your story about switching to vaping and what role that flavors play in helping you live smoke free.
  • Note any health changes you’ve experienced.
  • Briefly, discuss what losing access to a local supply of vapor products will mean for you (Will you shop out-of-state, in neighboring cities, or online? Will you make your own e-liquid at home or purchase products on an underground market?).
  • Be brief, Be kind, and Say Thank You 🙂

Vote Detail

H. Business Affairs & Labor - 03.07.24 - Dead

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