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SOUTH DAKOTA – Stop a Big Tobacco Protection Act!

current status

Bill
Introduced

Passed
Senate

Passed
House

Signed by
Governor

02.14.24 – HEARING (Agenda) – Senate Health and Human Services Cmte., 8:45 AM.

01.22.24 – Introduced and referred to S. Committee on Health and Human Services.

A bill (SB 116) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has been introduced and referred to the Senate Committee Health and Human Services. 

SB 116 is scheduled for a hearing on

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • 7:45 AM
  • Room 412

A person may submit a request to appear from a remote site and give testimony before this committee. Submit
requests, a digital handout, or written testimony at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting to
senatehealth@sdlegislature.gov.

If enacted, this law would effectively make the state of South Dakota 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 people at risk of returning to smoking, or delaying attempts at quitting.

Please take a minute to send an email to your lawmakers urging them to oppose SB 116!

  • Tell your lawmakers that this legislation is more about protecting Big Tobacco profits than improving public health and share your personal story about switching to vaping.
  • SB 116 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 SB 116 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 🙂

Agenda - 02.14.24

S. Health & Human Services

SB 116

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