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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

 


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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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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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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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12/12/2016 – Merriam becomes 14th municipality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

8/15/2016 – Mission Hills becomes 13th municipality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

8/11/2016 – Westwood becomes 12th municipality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/9/2016 – Iola becomes third municipality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

2/2/2016 – Olathe becomes second municipality in Kansas to adopt Tobacco 21

11/19/2015 – Wyandotte County (Kansas City, KS) passes first 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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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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11/29/2016 – St. Louis City passes the state’s 8th Tobacco 21 ordinance, convering nearly 315,000 people.

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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10/12/2016 – Haledon passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 20th city in state to do so

6/20/2016 – Fair Lawn passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 19th city in state to do so

6/8/2016 – Maplewood passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 18th city in state to do so

5/11/2016 – Hanover passes Tobacco 21 ordinance, becoming 17th 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 16th 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 15th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

11/2/2015 – Wyckoff becomes 14th city in New Jersey to adopt Tobacco 21

10/28/2015 – Paterson 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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12/22/2016 – Orange County becomes 9th City of county in state to enact 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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12/12/2016 – Columbus becomes 6th city in Ohio to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinance, covering nearly 850,000 lives

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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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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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