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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2152 189th (2015 - 2016)

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

The committee on Public Health to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jonathan Hecht, Jeffrey Sánchez, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1119) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jeffrey Sánchez, Jonathan Hecht, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., Marjorie C. Decker, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at health care institutions; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1954) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1975) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2021) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2050) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to prohibit the sale of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor to minors; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3466) of Kate D. Campanale, Shaunna L. O’Connell and Peter J. Durant for legislation to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under 18 years of age,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2152).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Joint Committee on Public Health

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 [Emergency Preamble Context].

Bill History

Displaying 9 actions for Bill S.2152
Date Branch Action
3/3/2016 Senate Reported from the committee on Public Health
3/3/2016 Senate New draft of H1954, H1975, H2021, H2050, H3466, S732, S1119 and S1137
3/3/2016 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
4/21/2016 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefore a new draft, see S2234
4/21/2016 Senate Order relative to subject matter adopted
4/21/2016 Senate Placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, April 28, 2016
4/21/2016 Senate Accompanied by H2434 and S747
4/28/2016 Senate Read second
4/28/2016 Senate New draft substituted, see S2234

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