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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2234 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Senate Bill to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction (Senate, No. 2152),-- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2234) (also accompanied by Senate, No. 747 and House, No. 2434).

Bill Information

Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to immediately protect children and others from addiction to, and the harmful health effects of, tobacco and nicotine, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and health.

Displaying 15 Senate Amendments
Clerk # Sponsor Title Action
Tarr, Bruce E. Tobacco Cessation Adopted
Tarr, Bruce E. Pharmacy Ban Delay Rejected YEAS 9 - NAYS 25
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Vapor product definition Rejected
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Minor in possession of tobacco Adopted
Moore, Michael O. Exemptions for non-pharmacy retail stores Rejected
O'Connor Ives, Kathleen COPD Commission Adopted
(2nd Redraft)
Rush, Michael F. Certain Retail Establishments Adopted
Tarr, Bruce E. Underage Rolling Paper Sale Restriction Rejected
Timilty, James E. Three Mile Retail Exemption Rejected
Timilty, James E. Military Exemption Rejected YEAS 14 - NAYS 19
Keenan, John F. Products consumed to deliver nicotine Adopted
Keenan, John F. FDA approved cessation products Adopted
Downing, Benjamin B. Elimination of E-Cigarette Special Task Force Adopted
Forry, Linda Dorcena Small Business Protection Adopted

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