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current status

Bill
Introduced

Passed
Senate

Passed
House

Signed by
Governor

H1007

02/22/24

  • HEARING: H. Commerce Committee, 8:00 AM, Webster Hall (212 Knott)

02/20/24

  • PCS Added to Commerce Committee agenda

02/12/24

  • Referred to Commerce Committee, Now in Commerce Committee

02/09/24

02/08/24

  • Favorable with CS by Appropriations Committee, Reported out of Appropriations Committee

02/06/24

  • Added to Appropriations Committee agenda

01/24/24

  • House Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee Hearing (8:00 AM) – click for Meeting Appearance sign up form.
  • Favorable by Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee, Reported out of Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee, Now in Appropriations Committee

01/08/24

  • Referred to Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Referred to Appropriations Committee
  • Referred to Commerce Committee
  • Now in Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee

12/22/23

  • Filed

S1006

2/20/24

  • CS/CS by Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; YEAS 9 NAYS 0

2/7/24

  • CS by Regulated Industries read 1st time

2/6/24

  •  Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) – (Committee Substitute), Now in Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government.

2/5/24

  • Cmte. Substitute by Regulated Industries; YEAS 7 NAYS 0

1/31/24

  • On Committee agenda– Regulated Industries, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building

1/9/24

  • Introduced

1/4/24

  • Referred to Regulated Industries; Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Fiscal Policy

12/19/23

  • Filed

Legislation known among advocates as “PMTA Registry Bills” are being promoted in Tallahassee by incumbent tobacco companies (cigarette makers). If enacted, this law would effectively make the state of Florida an enforcement arm of the Food and Drug Administration empowering state authorities to enforce the disastrous federal anti-vaping regulations. This would put hundreds of independent vape shops out of business, hundreds of workers out of jobs, and thousands of Floridians at risk of returning to smoking, or delaying attempts at quitting.

H1007 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Commerce Committee on

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • Webster Hall – 212 Knott

*Florida Advocates are encouraged to sign up to speak at this hearing. Here are the instructions:

  • Fill out a speaker form here
  • After filling in the personal information fields, you will be asked to “Select Meeting to Attend.” Choose “Commerce Committee Feb 22 2024 8:00 AM.”
  • In the “Select Agenda Item” section, used the drop-down to select “PCS for CS/HB 1007”

 

Prior to the hearing, please take a moment to send a message to your lawmakers urging them to oppose HB 1007/SB 1006. After you’ve made your call, take a minute to follow up with an email using the form provided on this page. Be sure to include your personal story about switching to vaping.

 

Keep Making Phone Calls! Talking points are below if you need a little help.

Attorney General, Ashley Moody

  • Office Phone Main: (850) 414-3300, (850) 414-3990
  • Citizens Services 1-866-966-7226 (toll free)
  • Citizens Services (850) 245-0140

Senator Keith Perry (SB 1006)

  • 352-264-4040 direct
  • 850-487-5009 Tallahassee

Representative Toby Overdorf (HB1007)

  • 772-221-4961 direct
  • 850-717-5085 Tallahassee
  • Tell your officials that this legislation is more about protecting Big Tobacco profits than improving public health and share your personal story about switching to vaping.
  • H1007/ S1006 will close down hundreds of small businesses and put hundreds of workers out of a job.
  • The state of Florida doesn’t need to carry water for the FDA by enforcing its disastrous anti-vaping regulations.
  • FDA has arbitrarily denied marketing orders for nearly 1 million products and is failing to move forward with authorizing others.
  • If H1007/ S1006 are enacted, consumers will only have access to a handful of products that have applications pending, or are authorized by FDA.
  • Be brief, be kind, and say thank you 🙂

H1007 (CS1)

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S1006 CS1)

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