HB20-1001 (Mullica & Larson/Bridges & Priola) Nicotine Product Regulation

Originally Posted: January 24, 2020
Last Updated: June 19, 2020

Summary

This bill would raise the minimum age to purchase nicotine products from 18 to 21 years old and ban online sales of nicotine products without proof of I.D. The bill would also require every retailer that sells nicotine products to obtain a license by July 1, 2021 and ensure the enforcement of retail licenses. In addition, the bill would limit a retailer’s ability to advertise nicotine products l and increase penalties for selling nicotine products to underage persons.

 

Position

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports this bill. Colorado has the highest percentage of youth use of e-cigarettes in the country. We know that raising the age of purchase and requiring sellers to be licensed are evidence-based policies that reduce teen smoking rates, reduce health care costs in the long-term and improve health outcomes.

Current Status

Repassed out of the House and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.

Previous Statuses


January 24, 2020

Assigned to the House Education Committee where it has not yet been scheduled for a public hearing.

February 14, 2020

Passed out of the House Health & Insurance Committee on a vote of 9-1. The bill is headed to the House Finance Committee.

March 6, 2020

Passed out of House Appropriations on Friday Mar. 6, on a vote of 7-4. It now heads to the house floor for debate.

March 13, 2020

Passed out of the House on a vote of 39-22-4. It now heads to the senate.

June 5, 2020

Jun. 2. Passed out of Senate Committee on Appropriations on a vote of 9:1 and now heads to the  Senate Committee of the Whole