Weekly Report Strategies 360. 03/15/2019.

Weekly Report 3/15

 

Legislation

Bill Number

Brief Description

Any Movement This Week?

BDR 991 – Speaker of the Assembly

Restricts location where use of vapor products and e-cigarettes may occur.

BDR was introduced last Friday.

This bill will not be introduced and will die due to deadline 3/18

BDR 814 - Assemblyman Kramer

Revises provisions governing vapor products. (Labels)

The BDR has officially been withdrawn!!!!

SB 263

Revises provisions relating to taxation of certain products.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019/Bill/6446/Overview

AB 97

Revises provisions relating to certain expenditures of money for public health. (BDR 40-529)

 

The Director of the Washoe County Health District mentioned taxing vaping to pay for public health programs during testimony of this bill. No language incorporated, but monitoring for amendments.

32-116- Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development 

 

Revises provisions relating to taxation.

Not sure this has to do with vaping, but monitoring.

SB 62

Revises provisions relating to manufacturers and wholesale dealers of tobacco products. (BDR 32-424)

As the bill as currently written, and with the definitions we have, this would not impact vaping. The term “other tobacco products” per NRD definition does not include vapor. However, we are still monitoring.

 

SB 81

Revises various provisions relating to tobacco products. (BDR 32-190)

As the bill as currently written, and with the definitions we have, this would not impact vaping. The term “other tobacco products” per NRD definition does not include vapor. However, we are still monitoring.

 

 

Any other pertinent legislative hearings or announcements?

  • We were in the hearing on SB81. The committee did not take up any amendment that could include vapor products.

Any announcements or regulatory proposals by Governor/Executive Branch or Agencies?

  • No

Any other information? 

  • Assemblyman Sprinkle intends to put vapor products in the definition of tobacco products, for purposes of the Clean Indoor Air Act. This effort is to further blur the lines between tobacco and vapor products the same bill will also include Tobacco 21.
    • Tobacco 21 will have most of the traditional combustible cigarette lobbyist in opposition, with the exception of Altria and Juul (perhaps).
  • Sprinkle’s Bill will likely “drop” next week. The bill will likely be dead because he had to resign this week.
  • https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/sources-sprinkle-to-resign-from-assembly-seat-after-complaint-filed-against-him
  • Leadership in the Nevada Legislature change two weeks age when Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson resigned. Atkinson’s Assistant ML is now Majority Leader and Senator Ratti is now Assistant ML.
    • Ratti has SB 263 that seeks to tax vaping. Her language dropped.
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