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WASHINGTON – Stop a Big Tobacco Protection Act!

current status

Bill
Introduced

Passed
Senate

Passed
House

Signed by
Governor

01.31.24 – Referred to Ways & Means.

01.30.24 – Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce Executive Session (10:30:00 1/30/2024 Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce); Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 10:30 AM. LC – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. And refer to Ways & Means. Minority; without recommendation.

01.22.24 – Public Hearing – S. Labor and Commerce, 10:30AM, Senate Hearing Rm 1 and Virtual, J.A. Cherberg, Olympia, WA

01.10.24Introduced and referred to S. Committe on Labor and Commerce

A bill (SB 6118) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation was heard in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce on January 22 and considered in executive session on January 30. Ultimately, SB 6118 stalled in the Ways and Means Committee and did not receive any more hearings prior to adjournment on March 7.

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If enacted, laws like SB 6118 would effectively make states 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 Washington residents at risk of returning to smoking, or delaying attempts at quitting.

  • 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 6118 will close down hundreds of small businesses and put hundreds of workers out of a job.
  • The state of Washington 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 6118 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 🙂

Agendas

S. Labor and Commerce