South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Sponsors: Reps. Long, Chumley and Kilmartin
Companion/Similar bill(s): 414, 3681
Document Path: LC-0094VR23.docx
Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|12/8/2022||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|1/10/2023||House||Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 184)|
|1/10/2023||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 184)|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws 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 SMOKING DEVICES, E-LIQUID, VAPOR PRODUCTS, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH LAWS, ORDINANCES, AND RULES ENACTED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION PRIOR TO the effective date of the act 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 S.C. Code is amended by adding:
Section 44-95-45.(A) Political subdivisions of this State may not enact any laws, ordinances, or rules pertaining to ingredients, flavors, or licensing, beyond a general business license, related to the sale of the following products:
(1) cigarettes, as defined in Section 12-21-620;
(2) electronic smoking devices, e-liquid, vapor products, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products, each as defined in Section 16-17-501; or
(3) any other product containing nicotine that can be ingested into the body by chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, inhaling, or by any means.
(B) Nothing in this section shall be construed to interfere with a political subdivision's authority to determine its own public use policies relating to any of the products referenced in this section.
SECTION 2. Laws, ordinances, or rules enacted by political subdivisions of this State prior to the effective date of this act, pertaining to ingredients, flavors, or licensing, related to the sale of cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, e-liquid, vapor products, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or any other products containing nicotine that can be ingested into the body by chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, inhaling, or by any means, and municipal code amendments to said laws, ordinances, or rules, are exempt from the preemption imposed by this act. Nothing in this act shall be construed to interfere with a political subdivision's authority to determine its own public use policies relating to any of the products referenced in this act.
SECTION 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed to interfere with a political subdivision's authority under Chapter 29, Title 6, including, without limitation, with respect to land use regulation, land development regulation, zoning, or permitting.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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