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2/10/2017 – House Commerce Committee refuses to hear HB 2335, considered dead in committee

2/2/2017 – HB 2335 passes out of House Health, referred to House Commerce Committee and House Rules Committee

1/31/2017 – Tobacco 21 bill, HB 2335, introduced in House and referred to House Health Committee

12/13/2016 – Tobacco 21 ordinance misses passage by one vote (3-2) in Clarkdale

8/9/2016 – Tobacco 21 introduced to Clarkdale City Council by YATCY

6/2/2016 – Cottonwood becomes the first community in AZ to pass a Tobacco 21 ordinance, thanks to Yavapai Anti-Tobacco Coalition of Youth (YATCY)!


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6/8/2016 – Helena-West Helena becomes first city in state to pass a Tobacco 21 ordinance

 

 


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5/4/2016 – SBx2-7 is signed by Governor Brown into law, making California the second Tobacco 21 state!

3/10/2016 – Amended SBx2-7 passes Senate concurrence vote by 26-10 margin, bill moves to Governor’s desk

3/3/2016 – In a historic vote, the California Assembly approves amended ABx2-8 by 46-26 margin. The bill will now go to the Senate for a procedural vote before going to Governor Brown.

3/2/2016 – San Francisco becomes 4th municipality in state to raise tobacco age to 21, says it welcomes a challenge from Big Tobacco

1/25/2016 – Berkeley raises tobacco age to 21, becomes third municipality in the state to do so

9/8/2015 – ABx2-8 passes Assembly Finance Committee, moves to Assembly floor

8/27/2015 – SBx2-7 passes Senate by 25-11 margin, moves on to Assembly as ABx2-8

8/24/2015 – SBx2-7 passes through Senate Public Appropriations Committee, moves on to Senate floor

8/19/2014 – SBx2-7 passes through Senate Public Health Committee, moves on to Appropriations Committee

7/16/2015 – Senate Bill 151 removed from consideration of Governmental Organization Committee due to pervasive influence of Big Tobacco money/lobbying, re-introduced as SBx2-7 to be considered at California’s Second Extraordinary Session along with a package of other tobacco prevention measures.

6/18/2015 – Senate Bill 151 referred to Governmental Organization Committee

6/2/2015 – Senate Bill 151 overwhelmingly passes Senate, moves on to Assembly

5/28/2015 – Senate Bill 151 passes Appropriations committee, moves to full vote in Senate

4/9/2015 – Senate Bill 151 passes through Committee on Health 9-0, moves on to Appropriations Committee

2/19/2015 – Senate Bill 151 referred to Committee on Health

1/29/2015 – Statewide Tobacco 21, Senate Bill 151, sponsored by Ed Hernandez introduced

12/4/2014 – Healdsburg passes first Tobacco 21 Ordinance in the state

 


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2/26/2016 – Public Health Committee introduces and sponsors Senate Bill 290, which would raise tobacco and nicotine sales age to 21

 


Colorado

6/13/2017 – Aspen is the first locality in Colorado to pass a comprehensive Tobacco 21 law. Which contains a Tobacco Retail License for all tobacco products: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and all other tobacco products. Aspen takes a bold step in enacting a comprehensive TRL in conjunction with the Sales Age increase to 21. The State of Colorado enacted CRS 39-22-623 in 1987, burying the statute under Income Tax, Procedure and Administration.

CRS 39-22-623 states:

“Effective July 1, 1987, an amount equal to twenty-seven percent of the gross state cigarette tax shall be apportioned to incorporated cities and incorporated towns which levy taxes and adopt formal budgets and to counties.”

“The city or town share shall be apportioned according to the percentage of state sales tax revenues collected by the department of revenue in an incorporated city or town as compared to the total state sales tax collections that may be allocated to all political subdivisions in the state; the county share shall be the same as that which the percentage of state sales tax revenues collected in the unincorporated area of the county bears to total state sales tax revenues which may be allocated to all political subdivisions in the state.”

“In order to qualify for distributions of state income tax moneys, units of local government are prohibited from imposing fees, licenses, or taxes on any person as a condition for engaging in the business of selling cigarettes or from attempting in any manner to impose a tax on cigarettes.”

CRS 39-22-623 is a preemption on licensing cigarettes, and promotes the sale of cigarettes to receive a greater portion of gross state cigarette tax. Aspen’s action to defy state statute for the public’s health is valiant.

*It should be noted that Edgewater, CO has also fully licensed all tobacco products; the first and only other city in the state.

 


 

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12/6/2016 – St. Augustine is the first locality in Florida to consider running a Tobacco 21 campaign


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3/23/2017 – Bill 9-34 passes legislature 15-0, signed into law by the Governor!

6/17/2016 – Bill 141-33 passes legislature 9-6, on to the Governor’s desk.

7/6/2015 – Bill 141-33 introduced in Guam by Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz, would raise Tobacco age to 21 in Guam.

 

 


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6/19/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 is signed by Governor Ige, making Hawaii the first Tobacco 21 state!

4/24/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 amended approved by House and Senate, bill awaits governor’s signature

4/14/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 passes through House, moves on to conference

3/27/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 passes through House Judiciary Committee

3/25/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 passes through House Health Committee

3/10/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 passes through Senate, moves on to House

3/4/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 passes through Senate Judiciary Committee

2/10/2015 – Senate Bill 1030 passes through Senate Health Committee and Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee

1/28/2015 – Senate Bill 1030, which would raise the tobacco/nicotine age to 21 for the whole state of Hawaii, introduced to Senate by 5 sponsors.


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6/13/2017 – Lincolnshire passes state’s 7th Tobacco 21 ordinance

5/3/2017 – Maywood passes state’s 6th Tobacco 21 ordinance

12/6/2016 – Naperville passes state’s 5th Tobacco 21 ordinance

10/12/2016 – Highland Park passes state’s 4th Tobacco 21 ordinance

8/1/16 – Oak Park passes state’s 3rd Tobacco 21 ordinance

5/29/2016 – Senate Bill 3011 assigned to Health and Human Services Committee

5/18/2016 – Senate Bill 3011 passes Senate by 32-22 vote, on to the Assembly!

4/5/2016 – Senate Bill 3011 passes Public Health Committee

3/16/2016 – Senate Bill 3011 referred to public health committee

3/16/2016 – Chicago passes state’s second Tobacco 21 ordinance

2/18/2016 – Senate Bill 3011 introduced, which would raise Illinois’s tobacco sales age to 21

1/12/2016 – Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes raising Chicago’s tobacco age to 21

10/27/2014 – Evanston city council passes the state’s first Tobacco 21 ordinance


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1/13/2016 – Democrat Herman Quirmbach introduces Tobacco 21 bill, Senate Bill 2016

 


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4/27/2017 – Johnson County (unincorporated) becomes the 17th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

4/20/2017 – Garden City becomes the 16th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

12/12/2016 – Merriam becomes 15th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

8/15/2016 – Mission Hills becomes 14th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

8/11/2016 – Westwood becomes 13th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

6/28/2016 – Westwood Hills becomes 12th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

6/21/2016 – Leawood becomes 11th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

6/14/2016 – Leavenworth becomes 10th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

6/13/2016 – Mission Hills becomes 9th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

5/16/2016 – Overland Park becomes 8th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

4/21/2016 – Lansing becomes 7th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

4/5/2016 – Lenexa becomes 6th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

3/28/2015 – Bonner Springs becomes 5th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

3/21/2016 – Prairie Village becomes 4th locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

2/9/2016 – Iola becomes 3rd locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

2/2/2016 – Olathe becomes 2nd locality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

11/19/2015 – Wyandotte County (Kansas City, KS) passes 1st Tobacco 21 ordinance in Kansas


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1/26/2016 – Representatives Watkins, Jenkins, and Burch introduced House Bill 299, which would raise the tobacco and nicotine age to 21 in Kentucky.

 


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6/20/2016 – Portland becomes first city in Maine to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance

 

 


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5/10/2017 – Over 150 localities have passed Tobacco 21 in Massachusetts, covering over 60% of the state’s population.

12/1/2016 – Over 140 cities have passed Tobacco 21 in Massachusetts

8/1/2016 – Over 130 cities have passed Tobacco 21 in Massachusetts

7/1/2016 – Over 120 cities have passed Tobacco 21 in Massachusetts

6/1/2016 – Over 110 cities in Massachusetts have passed Tobacco 21

4/26/2016 – Senate Bill 2152 passes Senate by overwhelming 32-2 margin

3/3/2016 – Senate Bill 2152 introduced, which would raise Massachusetts tobacco sales age to 21

3/1/2016 – Over 100 cities in Massachusetts have passed Tobacco 21

11/4/2015 – Attleboro becomes 80th city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

10/19/2015 – Lee, Lennox, Stockbridge become 77th, 78th, and 79th cities in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

9/15/2015 – Shelburne becomes 76th city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

8/27/2015 – Peabody becomes 75th city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

7/29/2015 – Millis becomes 74th city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

7/22/2015 – Charlemont becomes 73rd city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

7/21/2015 – Wilmington becomes 72nd city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

7/14/2015 – Whately becomes 71st city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

7/14/2015 – Medfield becomes 70th city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

7/13/2015 – Williamstown becomes 69th city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21

7/7/2015 – Brewster becomes 68th city in Massachusetts to adopt Tobacco 21


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8/4/2016 – Ann Arbor becomes first municipality to pass Tobacco 21 ordinance in Michigan

 

 


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3/21/2016 – Adams County passes state’s first Tobacco 21 ordinance!

 

 


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5/17/2017 – Excelsior Springs passes the states’s 12 Tobacco 21 ordinance

4/17/2017 – Jefferson City passes the state’s 11th Tobacco 21 ordinance

1/1/2017 – Jackson County (unincorporated) passes the state’s 10th Tobacco 21 ordinance

11/29/2016 – St. Louis City passes the state’s 9th Tobacco 21 ordinance, covering nearly 315,000 people.

9/26/2016 – Liberty passes the states 8th Tobacco 21 ordinance

9/6/2016 – St. Louis County passes the state’s 7th Tobacco 21 ordinance, covering almost 1 million people

8/18/2016 – Lee’s Summit becomes 6th city in Missouri to adopt Tobacco 21

5/24/2016 – Grandview becomes 5th city in Missouri to adopt Tobacco 21

2/8/2016 – Gladstone becomes 4th city in Missouri to adopt Tobacco 21

12/21/2015 – Independence becomes 3rd city in Missouri to pass Tobacco 21 ordinance

11/19/2015 – Kansas City Missouri becomes the second largest city to adopt Tobacco 21

12/15/2014 – Columbia passes state’s first Tobacco 21 ordinance

11/14/2014 – Columbia board of health endorses Tobacco 21 measure

11/12/2014 – Columbia substance abuse advisory commission endorses Tobacco 21 measure


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6/26/2017 – Cedar Grove passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 26th city in state to do so

6/22/2017 – A2320 passes the State Assembly by a vote of 56-16-6, with overwhelming support.

6/2/2017 – Oradell passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 25th city in state to do so

5/23/2017 – Bradley Beach passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 24th city in state to do so

2/22/2017 – A2320 passed out of Health and Senior Services Committee (10-3), referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

2/22/2017 – Bloomingdale passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 23rd city in state to do so (effective 9/1/2017)

2/16/2017 – Trenton passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 22nd city in state to do so

10/12/2016 – Haledon passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 21st city in state to do so

6/20/2016 – Fair Lawn passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 20th city in state to do so

6/8/2016 – Maplewood passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 19th city in state to do so

5/11/2016 – Hanover passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 18th city in state to do so

5/26/2016 – Senate Bill 359 passes Senate 23-14

4/19/2016 – West Orange passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 17th city in state to do so

3/7/2016 – Senate Bill 359 passes Budget and Appropriations committee

2/4/2016 – Senate Bill 359 passes Health committee, moves on to Budget and Appropriations committee

2/4/2016 – Assembly members Huttle and Conoway reintroduce Tobacco 21 in Assembly as Assembly Bill 2320

1/20/2016 – Senators Codey, Vitale, and Turner reintroduce Tobacco 21 in Senate as Senate Bill 359

1/19/2016 – Governor Christie pocket vetoes bill, disappointing his family, friends, supporters, and constituents

1/11/2016 – New Jersey Assembly passes Tobacco 21 by 49-22 margin, moves to Governor’s desk

12/10/2015 – New Jersey Assembly Bill A3254 passes Health and Human Services Committee by 11-1 margin, moves on to Assembly floor

12/8/2015 – Belleville becomes 16th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

11/2/2015 – Wyckoff becomes 15th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

10/28/2015 – Paterson becomes 14th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

9/1/2015 – Union City becomes 13th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

8/13/2015 – Westwood becomes 12th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

8/12/2015 – Tenafly becomes 11th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

7/21/2015 – Bergenfield becomes 10th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

7/13/2015 – Rutherford becomes 9th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

5/19/2015 – East Rutherford passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becomes 8th city in New Jersey to do so

4/21/2015 – Princeton passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becomes 7th city in New Jersey to do so

4/14/2015 – Highland Park and Garfield pass Tobacco 21 ordinances, the fifth and sixth cities in the state to do so

2/26/2015 – Bogota passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, the fourth city in the state to do so

11/13/2014  – Teaneck passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, the third city in the state to do so

9/16/2014 – Sayreville passes Tobacco 21 ordinance

8/8/2014 – Englewood passes the state’s first Tobacco 21 ordinance

6/30/2014 – New Jersey Senate passes statewide Tobacco 21 bill, New Jersey Senate Bill 602, bill moves on to Assembly to await vote


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6/1/2017 – Baxter Estats becomes 12th locality in the state to adopt Tobacco 21

5/3/2017 – Tompkins County becomes 11th locality in the state to adopt Tobacco 21

4/21/2017 – Sullivan County becomes 10th locality in the state to adopt Tobacco 21

12/22/2016 – Orange County becomes 9th city or county in state to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance

11/17/2016 – North Hempstead becomes 8th city or county in state to enact Tobacco 21 ordinance

9/15/2016 – Cattaraugus County becomes 7th city or county in state to enact Tobacco 21 ordinance

8/9/2016 – Schenectady County becomes 6th city or county in state to enact Tobacco 21 ordinance

7/5/2016 – Cortland County becomes 5th city or county in state to enact Tobacco 21 ordinance

6/8/2016 – Albany County becomes 4th city or county in state to enact Tobacco 21 ordinance

4/27/2016 – Chautauqua County becomes 3rd city or county in state to enact Tobacco 21 ordinance

1/7/2015 – Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal introduces statewide Tobacco 21 bill, New York Assembly Bill 237

1/1/2015 – Suffolk County Tobacco 21 ordinance takes effect

5/18/2014 – New York City’s Tobacco 21 ordinance takes effect


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6/20/2017 – Powell becomes 8th city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance (effective date: 7/19/2017)

12/21/2016 – Euclid becomes 7th city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance

12/12/2016 – Columbus becomes 6th city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance, covering nearly 850,000 lives (effective date: 10/1/2017)

12/7/2015 – Cleveland becomes 5th city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance, 3rd most populous city nationwide to do so

11/17/2015 – New Albany becomes 4th city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance

9/21/2015 – Grandview Heights becomes third city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance

6/23/2015 – Bexley becomes second city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance

6/8/2015 – Upper Arlington becomes first city in the state to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance


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2/1/2016 – Representative Ben Loring introduces House bill 2317, which would raise the tobacco and nicotine age to 21 in Oklahoma


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2/7/2017 – Oregon Senate Bill 754 introduced to Senate by Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, referred to Senate Committee on Health; would raise tobacco age to 21 in Oregon and hold business owner responsible for violations

11/29/2016 – Lane County Board of Health supports Tobacco 21 by moving forward with drafting an ordinance

3/6/2015 – Oregon Senate Bill 732 referred to Judiciary Committee

2/26/2015 – Oregon Senate Bill 732 introduced to Senate by Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, would raise tobacco age to 21 in Oregon

 


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10/19/2015 – Democrat Vanessa Brown and 3 co-sponsors introduce House Bill 1628

 


Rhode Island

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2/22/2016 – 5 sponsors introduce House Bill 7737 which would raise the tobacco sales age to 21 in Rhode Island

2/11/2016 – 5 sponsors introduce Senate Bill 2410 which would raise the tobacco sales age to 21 in Rhode Island

2/5/2015 – Representative Teresa Tanzi introduces statewide Tobacco bill to House, House Bill 5225

 

 

 


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1/21/2016 – Republican Bob Ramsey introduces Tobacco 21 bill, House Bill 1978

 


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1/18/2016 – Co-sponsors Kraig Powell and Brian Shiozawa introduce Tobacco 21 bill, House Bill 157

2/3/2015 – Kraig Powell introduces Tobacco 21 bill, Utah House Bill 130, to state House

3/6/2014 – Statewide Tobacco 21 bill voted down 16-12 after extensive Big Tobacco lobbying

12/12/2013 – Senator Stuart Reid introduces statewide Tobacco 21 bill


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4/6/2016 – House Bill 93 passes General Assembly by 84-61 margin, on to Senate

4/5/2016 – House Bill 93 passes ways and means committee

3/29/2016 – House Bill 93 referred to Ways and Means committee

1/29/2015 – Representative George Till introduces House Bill 93 to raise tobacco age to 21

 

 


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2/3/2017 – House Bill 1054 passed out of House Health Care & Wellness Committee, referred to House Finance Committee

1/12/2017 – Attorney General and over 30 co-sponsors introduce House Bill 1054, the bill has been referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee

1/12/2017 – Attorney General and 13 co-sponsors introduce Senate Bill 5025, the bill has been referred to the Senate Health Care Committee

1/29/2016 – House Bill 2313 passes Health Care and Wellness Committee by 9-0 vote

1/11/2016 – Attorney General and 10 co-sponsors introduce Senate Bill 6157

1/11/2016 – Attorney General and over two dozen co-sponsors introduce House Bill 2313

4/7/2015 –Washington House Bill 1458 referred to Rules Committee

4/3/2015 –Washington House Bill 1458 passed by Finance Committee

1/22/2015 – Attorney General Bob Ferguson introduces Tobacco 21 bill, Senate Bill 5494, to Senate

1/21/2105 – Attorney General Bob Ferguson introduces Tobacco bill, House Bill 1458, to House


Washington, D.C.

11/1/2016 – D.C. City Council Raises Tobacco Sale Age to 21 dcmap2

 

 

 

 


West Virginia

1/13/2016 – Democrat Ron Stollings introduced Tobacco 21 bill, Senate Bill 248WVirginiaMap2