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HB 11

  • 03.28.24 – Received in House, to Rules cmte, posted for passage for concurrence in Senate, House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1), passed 64-27 with Committee Substitute (1), enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House, enrolled, signed by President of the Senate, delivered to Governor.
  • 03.28.24 – Senate Committee On Judiciary (00:00:00 3/28/2024 Capitol Room 327), posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 28, 2024, 3rd reading, Floor Amendment (1) withdrawn, passed 29-7-1 with Committee Substitute (1).
  • 03.14.24 – Senate: to Committee on Committees
  • 03.12.24 – Received in Senate
  • 03.11.24 – 3rd reading, passed 62-26 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • 03.08.24 – House Committee Substitute – House Committee Substitute 1, 2nd reading, to Rules, posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 11, 2024.
  • 03.07.24 – House Committee On Health Services (12:00:00 3/7/2024 Annex Room 149), reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • 02.28.24 – To H. Health Services
  • 02.26.24 – Introduced in House, To H. Committee on Committees

SB 344

  • 03.12.24 – Senate Floor Amendment – Senate Floor Amendment 2
  • 03.11.24 – floor amendment (2) filed
  • 03.08.24 – Senate Floor Amendment – Senate Floor Amendment 1
  • 03.07.24 – floor amendment (1) filed
  • 03.06.24 – 2nd reading, to Rules
  • 03.05.24 – HEARING: S. Licensing and Occupations, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 10:00 AM, Annex Room 131 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar 
  • 03.01.24 – To S. Licensing and Occupations
  • 02.28.24 – Introduced in Senate, To S. Committee on Committees

Two companion bills (HB 11 / SB 344) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has been introduced and referred to their respective committees (linked below). HB 11 has passed the House and Senate and is now in the hands of Governor Beshear. 

  • Please take a moment to send a message urging the governor to VETO HB 11!

If enacted, this law would effectively make the state of Kentucky 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.

  • Veto HB 11
  • Tell the governor that this legislation is more about protecting Big Tobacco profits than improving public health and share your personal story about switching to vaping.
  • HB 11 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 one million products and is failing to move forward with authorizing others.
  • If HB 11 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 - HB 11

Senate Judiciary Committee

SB 344

Bill Page

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