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VIRGINIA – PMTA Directory Law [UDPATED]

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03.11.24 – Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024, Governor: Governor’s Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03.09.24 – [Senate] Signed by President
03.08.24 – [House] Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB550ER), Signed by Speaker
03.08.24 – [Senate] Enrolled
03.05.24 – [House] Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N), VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N)
03.04.24 – [Senate] Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N)
03.01.24 – Conference: Amended by conference committee
02.28.24 – House insisted on amendments, House requested conference committee, Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N), Conferees appointed by Senate:Deeds, Lucas, McDougle, Conferees appointed by House: Willett, Bulova, Morefield
02.247.24 – [Senate] House amendments rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N) 02/27/2024
02.23.24 – House amendments engrossed, Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to, Engrossed by House as amended, Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N), VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
02.22.24 – [House] Read second time
02.20.24 – [House] House General Laws Committee Hearing (00:00:00 2/20/2024 House Committee Room B – 205), Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N)
02.15.24 – [House] Placed on Calendar, Read first time, Referred to Committee on General Laws

02.12.24 – Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38Y – 1N)

02.09.24 – Senate: Read Second Time, Committee Substitute rejected (24105271D-SD1), Committee substitute agreed to (24106571S-S2), Engrossed by Senate (committee substitute SB550S2)

02.07.24 – Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations Hearing (09:00:00 2/7/2024 Senate Room A, General Assembly Building). Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N). Committee substitute printed 24106571D-S2

02.06.24 – Substitute for Committee: S-Finance and Appropriations, Subcommittee: Resources – Substitute for Committee: S-Finance and Appropriations, Subcommittee: Resources

01.15.24 – Reported from Commerce and Labor with Substitute (14-y, 1-N), referred to S. Finance and Appropriations.

01.15.24 – HEARING – Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

01.10.24 – Introduced

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Governor

On April 8, 2024, Governor Youngkin took action on the vapor registry bill, HB 1069/SB 550, that CASAA alerted our members about in January. While the bill was ultimately signed into law, the governor made an amendment that pushes back the effective date to July 1, 2025. The central regulation in the new law, publishing and enforcement of the vapor product directory, is delayed until December 31, 2025. Once the Attorney General publishes the directory retailers will have 60 days to sell through and remove any products not included on the list.

The delay in implementation gives consumers more time to legally access the nicotine products that are helping them quit, or stay away from smoking. It also provides a small window for boots on the ground to negotiate a more workable solution for small- to medium-sized businesses that make or sell safer nicotine products.

As we turn our attention to the looming threat of a vapor tax hike in Virginia, CASAA will continue monitoring and engaging on this issue as long as we can. But now more than ever, we rely on your support. If you find this information helpful and want to stay up-to-date on threats to accessing safer nicotine products in Virginia and around the country, please donate today.

Thank you for taking action to defend tobacco harm reduction!

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