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VIRGINIA – VETO the Joe Camel Protection Act!

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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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A bill (SB 550 / HB 1069) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has passed both the House and Senate. Both of these bills appear to be heading to Governor Youngkin’s desk for signature. If enacted, this law would effectively ban all vaping products that have not been granted marketing orders through FDA’s “arbitrary and capricious” authorization process and make the state of Virginia 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 Virginians at risk of returning to smoking, or delaying attempts at quitting.

Please take a minute to send an email to your governor urging them to VETO SB 550 / HB 1069!

  • Urge Governor Youngkin to veto SB 550/HB1069 because this legislation is more about protecting Big Tobacco profits than improving public health and share your personal story about switching to vaping.
  • SB 550 will close down hundreds of small businesses and put hundreds of workers out of a job.
  • The state of Virginia 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 550 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 🙂

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