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03.19.24 – SENATE: Regulated Industries & Utilities Committee (16:00:00 3/19/2024 450 CAP) – Vote expected

03.14.24 – SENATE: Hearing Regulated Industries and Utilities, 2:00 PM (location and notice pending)

03.04.24 – Senate Read and Referred

02.29.24 – House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute, House Third Readers, House Passed/Adopted By Substitute.

02.28.24 – House Regulated Industries (15:00:00 2/28/2024 506 CLOB)

02.26.24 – HEARING: H. Regulated Industries Cmte, 2:00 PM Room 606 CLOB. The public can
attend in person, or view the meeting via the House Broadcast:

02.23.24 – Notice of Hearing: Regulated Industries Committee, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, 9:00 AM >>IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON THE BILL: Notify no later than 11:00 AM, Monday February 25.

02.19.24 – Hearing: H. Regulated Industries, 1:30 PM, Room 606 CLOB

02.13.24 – First Read

02.12.24 – Introduced

A bill (HB 1260) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has passed the House and is now in the Senate.

If enacted, this law would effectively make the state of Georgia an enforcement arm of the Food and Drug Administration empowering state authorities to enforce the disastrous federal anti-vaping regulations. This would put independent vape shops out of business, hundreds of workers out of jobs, and thousands of people at risk of returning to smoking, or delaying attempts at quitting.

  • HB 1260 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee on
    Tuesday, March 19, 2024
    4:00 PM
  • Take Action and Call Committee Members TODAY!
    (Talking points are provided below)

Bill Cowsert – (404) 463-1366
Carden Summers – (404) 656-6922
John F. Kennedy – (404) 656-6578
John Albers – (404) 463-8055
Tonya Anderson – (404) 463-2598
Matt Brass – (404) 656-0057
Gloria Butler – (404) 656-0075
Greg Dolezal – (404) 656-0040
Frank Ginn – (404) 656-9222
Steve Gooch – (404) 656-9221
Ed Harbison – (404) 656-0074
David Lucas – (404) 656-0150
Michael ‘Doc’ Rhett – (404) 656-0054

Please also take a minute to send an email to your lawmakers urging them to oppose HB 1260!

  • Tell your lawmakers that HB 1260 is more about protecting Big Tobacco profits than improving public health and share your personal story about switching to vaping.
  • Share your story about switching to vaping and quitting smoking!
  • HB 1260 will close down hundreds of small businesses and put hundreds of workers out of a job.
  • The state 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 HB 1260 is 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 🙂

Committee Page

S. Regulated Industries and Utilities

HB 1260

Bill Page

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