South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3274

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Simrill, Rutherford, Ligon and Taylor
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15311vr19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 153)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 153)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-95-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ENACT ANY LAWS, ORDINANCES, OR RULES PERTAINING TO INGREDIENTS, FLAVORS, OR LICENSING OF CIGARETTES, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH LAWS, ORDINANCES, AND RULES ENACTED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2019, ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE PREEMPTION IMPOSED BY THIS ACT.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 95, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-95-45.    Political subdivisions of this State may not enact any laws, ordinances, or rules pertaining to ingredients, flavors, or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products."

SECTION    2.    Laws, ordinances, or rules enacted by political subdivisions of this State prior to January 1, 2019, pertaining to ingredients, flavors, or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products are exempt from the preemption imposed by this act.

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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