South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 492

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Grooms, Massey, Gambrell, Shealy, Verdin, Campbell and Scott
Document Path: l:\s-res\lkg\009ciaa.kmm.lkg.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3274

Introduced in the Senate on February 7, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs

Summary: Cigarettes and nicotine products

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    2/7/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
    2/7/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/7/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 95, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 44-95-45, TO PROVIDE THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ENACT ANY LAWS, ORDINANCES, OR RULES PERTAINING TO THE 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 the 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 the 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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